ThINC Board

ThINC's volunteer Board is an eclectic bunch and includes:

Some of our past and present board members


Ann Eriksson: A biologist and author with five published novels and three non-fiction ecological literacy titles for young readers.  

Rob Welsh: A retired marine captain and former board member for the environmental group Wildsight.

Marcie Welsh: A retired banker and former treasurer at Wildsight.

Janice Young: Earth-loving wood fae, explorer of plant spirit medicine, multi-media story weaver and sound vibration healing artist.

Maureen Loiselle: Grandmother with roots in teaching, nursing, and sailing, and a passion for our planet.

Fred Hunt: Spent 42 years in Nunavut and NWT assisting in the creation of economic opportunities for Canadian Indigenous people.

Jean Ensminger: mini bio coming soon!

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ThINC Staff


Charlotte Fesnoux

Education and Stewardship Coordinator & Project -Re- Generation Facilitator

Charlotte is a curious individual with a thirst for knowledge and learning. In her youth she spent much of her free time exploring the natural world around her; from forests blanketed with snow, to frog-filled bogs and wide, open fields. To this day, nature and learning remain an integral part of her life. This is evident through her BA in Environmental Geography (SFU, 2012) and a Bachelor of Education (UBC, 2017).  While at SFU, Charlotte participated in a unique program: Semester in Dialogue, which aims to inspire active community engagement through meaningful dialogue and experiential learning. This exceptional experience played a pivotal role in her decision to later become an educator, and has profoundly influenced her pedagogical ethos and direction. This, coupled with her experience teaching/facilitating at Green School Bali (2014, 2018) has developed her expertise as an immersive, place- and project-based learning facilitator.

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Aislinn Cottell

People's Apothecary Garden Coordinator

Aislinn grew up wandering the beautiful (albeit damp) forests of Thetis Island, fostering a deep passion for environmental protection. She has worked in various agricultural positions over the years, including with the Cowichan Green Community's edible landscaping team, CERES, and has helped establish a Seed Incubator Farm and other local food security projects in the Cowichan Valley. Aislinn graduated in the Spring of the plague year (2020) from Vancouver Island University with a BA in Creative Writing, and currently works as a freelance editor in tandem with her pursuits to help establish a sustainable human society.