InterpScan.ca

the national website of Interpretation Canada

Our Board of Directors

Chair: Pam Murray
Pam has been involved with Interpretation Canada for almost 15 years, most recently as one of the co-editors of the Interpreter's Big Book of Disasters.  She interprets at Milner Gardens & Woodland on Vancouver Island, where she runs a children's nature program, trains and mentors a team of volunteer tour guides, and tries to find time to work on signage projects. She has previously worked for Parks Canada in Lake Louise and Waterton Lakes National Park, in BC Parks on Vancouver Island, and regional parks in Vancouver.  Pam is a certified teacher who currently lives on Protection Island near Nanaimo and commutes to Vancouver Island by kayak.
Secretary: Nicole Cann
Nicole works full time as the Public Outreach and Education Manager for the Coastal BC Field Unit of Parks Canada. Previously she was the Manager of Interpretive Delivery at the Vancouver Aquarium for over ten years. Nicole is also a board member of the Saturna Island Marine Research and Education Society, a board member of the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Association for Interpretation, and one of the members of NAIs committee to develop new standards of interpretation. She is also a co-founder of an interpretive library website called Whale Tales which collects cetacean stories and connects whale fans from around the world.
Treasurer: Jo Hughes
 Jo Hughes grew up in the wilds of Williams Lake, BC.  She spent her younger years picking up snakes and toads and any invertebrates she could get her hands on.  This penchant for nature has followed her across the country working with a variety of wildlife research, park interpretation and outdoor education positions.  You can currently find her in Manning Park, BC which is a place near and dear to her heart.  She works for Manning Park Resort running the Nordic Centre and group activities in the winter and the Boathouse and Interpretive Programs in the summer.  In her spare time she teaches for the school district in Hope. Contact jo.hughes@interpscan.ca
Member At Large: Cecilia Goncalves Neath
Currently visitor services supervisor for several Alberta parks, Cecilia has also interpreted historic sites and from nature centres. Her daily work ranges from managing a visitor centre and gift shop to connecting pre-schoolers and new Canadians to nature. Seek out Cecilia behind a camera lens or paintbrush. Contact cecilia.neath@interpscan.ca.
   
Past Chair: Cal Martin
Cal is a national advisor on visitor experience products for Parks Canada. For over twenty years he has connected people and places, working from front line interpreter to manager, from exhibits to in-canoe, and from west to east. Thoroughly passionate about heritage interpretation, he has presented at numerous national and international conferences and delivered training to over fifty museums, parks, and sites. Contact cal.martin@interpscan.ca.
Member At Large: Margot Hervieux
Currently operations manager for Alberta Parks NW region, Margot has thirty years of interpretation experience in parks, nature centres and with boards of various conservation organizations. Margot enjoys identifying birds by song without leaving her sleeping bag. She is based in Grande Prairie. Contact margot.hervieux@interpscan.ca..

Member At Large: André Laurin
André works with Parks Canada as Interpretation Coordinator at Prince Edward Island National Park.  He has over fifteen years of experience in the field of heritage interpretation, ranging from program development and delivery to exhibit development, planning and management.  André is now in his second term with Interpretation Canada. Contact andre.laurin@interpscan.ca

Member at Large: Manon Cuthbertson

Manon’s career in interpretation began with Parks Canada in 2002 at the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site where she was hired as a guide. Her background as an apprentice mechanic made her the perfect fit to interpret the historic machinery. She has over 14 years’ experience ranging from program and product development and leading interpretation teams. Currently residing in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia she now works as a Planning and Product Development Officer for Parks Canada’s National office.  

   
Member At Large: Stephanie Yuill
A veteran of red tape, Stephanie has enjoyed a parks career from Queensland to Texas to Ontario to Alberta to the Northwest Territories. This is Stephanie’s second stint with IC’s board. Currently she is travelling the world on a year's leave from work, wearing her IC TShirt everywhere she goes! Contact stephanie.yuill@interpscan.ca.
Member At Large: Jennifer Dick
Jennifer is Royal Botanical Gardens’ Interpretation Officer where she coordinates interpretation in the gardens and nature sanctuaries. Her journey began at Bonnechere Provincial Park which inspired her to pursue a career in science communication. She’s worked in museums, parks, and not-for-profits across Canada and loves to share her enthusiasm for science and nature.
Member At Large: Munju Ravindra
Currently working for Parks Canada on visitor experience planning and product development, Munju has gobs of experience in interpretation. From Cape Breton to Nunavut (with Newfoundland, the 1000 Islands, and Fundy in between), she's worked in the field on the fun front line, and in less fun management roles. She also consults in Canada and internationally on interpretation, tourism, and exhibit planning and provides zippy interp training to anyone who asks. 

 

 

 

Member At Large: Jacquie Gilson
Jacquie is the Interpretation Coordinator with Parks Canada in the Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit. She has worked for national, provincial, municipal and non-profit parks organizations over the last 30 years and recently completed her Doctorate with research focused on inspiration in interpretation. Jacquie believes the main questions to ask in interpretation are “what are visitors inspired by?" and "what are they inspired to?" 

Member at Large: Jordan Odney
Jordan is currently the Visitor Experience Product Development Officer with the Nunavut Field Unit of Parks Canada in Iqaluit. New to the north, most of Jordan’s 10-year career was at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve where he had the opportunity to explore various different roles in interpretation, visitor services, program and exhibit development, and staff supervision.