Our Board of Directors

From Vancouver Island to Halifax, with experience in botanic gardens, parks, museums, aquariums, science centers and historic sites, our elected board members are responsible for the day to day work of Interpretation Canada. 



Pam Murray - Chair

She/Her.   I live and work in unceded Coast Salish Territory. 


I have worked as a front-line interpreter since 1997. In that time, I've interpreted sea creatures, forests, trout, salmon, coal-mining, forest fires, gardens, grizzly bears, forestry, pond creatures, green boating, the BC gold rush, and wolverines.  I've worked for regional, provincial, and national parks in both front-line and management positions. I've rapped as a habituated mule deer, told epic heroic tales of wolverines, and delivered an award-winning overnight camping program for Grade 5 students for Parks Canada.  I currently co-ordinate and deliver school programs at Milner Gardens & Woodland in Qualicum Beach, B.C,  and also deliver school programs for the Ecoforestry Institute Society based in Cedar, B.C., at Wildwood Ecoforest.  I am a certified teacher.  I've interpreted for all sorts of audiences, but consider myself a bit of a specialist in school programs for elementary school age children.

I first became involved with Interpretation Canada in 1998,  when I attended a regional workshop and realized that interpreters were my people. During that time I have served in a variety of roles, including being co-editor of the Interpreter’s Big Book of Disasters. 


Jennifer Dick - Secretary

She/Her. Jennifer lives and works in the traditional home land of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Huron-Wendat peoples.


Jennifer is Royal Botanical Gardens’ Interpretation Officer where she manages interpretation in their 11 square-kilometres of gardens and nature sanctuaries. From visitor programs, tours, and events to signage, exhibits, and training, she enjoys the diversity and seasonality of RBG. Her adventure in interpretation began at Bonnechere Provincial Park in 2001. A BSc. in Biology and a graduate diploma in Science Communication from Laurentian University have served her well in her career working for museums and not-for-profits across Canada including the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ducks Unlimited Canada, and the Royal Tyrrell Museum.


Jewels Goff - Treasurer

Jewels is the Education/Outreach Programs Coordinator at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. Born and raised in Alberta. Jewels started working for Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative as a summer student in 2011, this initiative was started to fundraise and build the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. Formerly a shy quiet girl Jewels fell in love with interpretation and returned to PCDI for three summers in a row. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Earth and Atmospheric Science’s Jewels returned to the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in May 2015. She can often be found excitedly educating children and adults alike about geology and palaeontology.



Munju Ravindra - Conference Chair 

Munju got her start in interpretation 25 years ago in her home province of Nova Scotia, as a naturalist in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. She has since worked at Fundy, St Lawrence Islands, Gros Morne, and Auyuittuq National Parks, interpreting everything from the sex lives of barnacles to the story of plate tectonics to the reason for marine conservation. She has been responsible for marine tourism to Parks Canada sites in Nunavut, and the visitor experience offer at Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. When she’s not with Parks Canada, Munju runs a tourism and interpretation consultancy, working with communities to train guides and create transformative visitor experiences. This has led her to projects in Albania, Costa Rica, Antigua, and all over Atlantic Canada, and into subjects ranging from Siberian tigers to the art of sock-knitting in rural Newfoundland. She is also an award-winning writer. Munju has a BSc in Biology and a Masters in Ecological Conservation. She loves boats and is at her happiest outdoors in, on, or near the ocean. She is currently figuring out how marine tourism could or should work for Parks Canada places across the country.


David Lloyd - IC Blog


Born and raised in Alberta, David grew up in Canmore. His first experience with interpretation was while working at the Cave & Basin and Banff Park Museum National Historic Sites in Banff during the summers while going to university for his B.Sc. in zoology/earth science (basically following along with the palaeontology program at the U of A, but with some minor deviations). David started working at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in 2005. Starting in 2012, he has spent his summers in Dinosaur Provincial Park as the Guided Excavation Coordinator, teaching the public how to dig up dinosaurs in a dinosaur bonebed, and taking small groups on exploratory hikes through the badlands, looking for fossils. David
enjoy exploring and spending time in nature. He loves photography and has recently started getting into nighttime photography.




Amanda Greene - Membership Secretary

Amanda didn’t always know she wanted to be an interpreter. As a child she was a voracious reader, devouring every book she could find on the topics of history and medicine. This led her to believe that her future calling would be either as a doctor or as a history professor. After completing a history degree (focusing on social and medical history) and an education degree as well as enjoying a recurring summer position as Education Coordinator at Resurgo Place, home of the Moncton Museum, Amanda realized that her true calling was in the museum sector. She is currently Education Coordinator at the New Brunswick Museum and plans to keep reading, learning, studying, and educating for the rest of her life.



  


Sarah Rauh - Awards Chair 

Sarah is an Interpretation Officer/Coordinator with Parks Canada at Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. Sarah got her start in interpretation as a student with Ontario Parks sharing her love of history, turtles, and camping. She now shares her passions for lighthouses, geology, and all things water at Lake Superior NMCA. Sarah is a graduate of the Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism program at Lakehead University and also has a Bachelor of Education and is a Certified Teacher. She loves snow, picking blueberries, and singing. 


J'net Ayayqwayaksheelth

J'net Ayayqwayaksheelth (One who gives away and still stands tall) is the Indigenous Outreach and Learning Coordinator at the Royal Ontario Museum. As part of the Learning Department, J'net leads the development and implementation of relevant Indigenous content and perspectives in school visits and community outreach programs. This work is designed to advance awareness, understanding, and appreciation for Indigenous cultures and heritage in both historical and contemporary contexts. J’net also developed an Indigenous Advisory Circle of knowledge carriers, elders, youth, and artists to assist ROM with the authentic representation of Indigenous peoples in educational programming, youth programs, and expanding the ROM's outreach throughout the province.


Nikki Berreth

Nikki is a science communicator and informal educator who enjoys talking about dinosaurs, performing on stage and solving calculus problems. She has started several science communication businesses and works as a contractor for organizations that need a little communication pizzazz. If you have some free time, she encourages you to Google Science Slam Canada or find her @CommWinds on social media.


Nicole Cann

Nicole was the Manager of Interpretive Delivery at the Vancouver Aquarium where she worked for 12 years. She is now the Manager of Public Outreach and Education in Parks Canada’s Vancouver office. She has volunteered with Interpretation Canada and the National Association for Interpretation for over a decade but her favourite interp gig is interpreting the world for her new son, who’s well on the way to becoming an interp himself .


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