Rachel S Forbes
Rachel Forbes, who grew up on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, joined the Foundation in January 2017 and is responsible for implementing the organization’s research, education and conservation programs.
After obtaining an undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University and a degree in law from the University of Victoria, Ms. Forbes has acquired experience in the fields of environmental and aboriginal law. In 2013 she launched her own consulting firm, Sharp Six Services, to increase the effectiveness of charities and community organizations. rforbes [at]grizzlybearfoundation.com
PROGRAMS & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Raine’s interest in bears stems from a childhood in Whistler, BC, alongside frequent hiking and camping trips throughout BC and the Yukon.
Raine brings a communications, marketing, and project management background to the Foundation. She provides leadership to implement the Foundation’s education and conservation programs, builds awareness of the Foundation and its vision, and assists to secure funding for the organization through grant applications and fundraising activities.
CHAIR, NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY COMMITTEE
A seasoned marketing executive with 30 years of experience in the recreation, hospitality and the beverage industries Della McLaughlin’s interest in grizzly bears began at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife and the Grizzly Refuge at Kicking Horse Mountain, both of which she helped found. Service is a fundamental belief of Della's serving as a director or volunteer for many community and global organizations. She is presently Chair of the Vancouver Homework Club Society and previously assisted Evergreen House, BC Cancer Agency, BC Children’s Hospital, WE, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Art Gallery amongst others.