Dr. Ken Macquisten is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, specializing in wildlife, who has been involved in various conservation efforts. He is the Director of the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife and was the founder of Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge. Dr. Macquisten was a Director of the Fraser Valley SPCA, and has worked with various wildlife rehabilitation centres.
John McKercher, QC is a retired corporate lawyer. He brings skills and oversight in business, compliance and corporate operations to the Foundation. Mr. McKercher is a past Director and Chair of the BC Children’s Hospital, past Director of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, past Chair of BC Borstal Association and director of the Audain Foundation.
Ellie Archer has spent many years as a bear viewing guide in the Great Bear Rainforest and the interior of BC. She has spearheaded initiatives such as bear cub rehab and attractant management education, and is recognized for helping to educate people on bear behaviour. Ms Archer has worked tirelessly in the past to stop the grizzly bear hunt in Alberta. She is also an artist, specializing in bronze sculpture of bears.
Doria Moodie is a full time artist based in Whistler. She is a strong advocate for BC bears and has spent many days observing them in the wild in order to paint large portraits of them. Previously, Mrs Moodie taught in the Vancouver French Immersion program, and was on the board of the Vancouver Chapter of Room to Read, which promotes literacy and gender equality in the developing world.