Tanya Brouwers has attended UBC, Nova Scotia Agricultural College and UVIC, spending many years studying agriculture, sustainable agriculture practices and, most recently, restoration ecology. She has consulted for regional farm societies on sustainable farming techniques, conducts organic inspections and has written for several national newspapers on both sustainable and organic farming topics. Tanya is excited to take on the Ecostudies Coordinator role and is determined to pass on her passion for the environment and education to both the position and the participants of the Ecostudies program.
Meadowlark Nature Festival Coordinator
Jayme has worked in non-profit management for over 25-years holding senior positions within some of Canada’s top cultural organizations including Honens International Piano Competition and Alberta Ballet. She also spent many years working in the media as Editor of an international chain of tourism publications, as well as a Reporter/Producer for CKUA Radio a listener-supported, province-wide radio broadcaster. A keen advocate of arts and culture, Jayme has served on the Boards of Directors for many festivals and educational organizations. In addition to loving her role as coordinator for Meadowlark, these days Jayme also volunteers on the organizing committee of Children’s Showcase and is communications consultant to South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program and Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society.
Rosa Hopkins moved to Penticton from Vancouver in 1995 with her husband Peter and two daughters (now with recent additions of two lovely grandchildren). She still enjoys the quiet lifestyle and natural beauty that the Okanagan has to offer. Her favourite hobby is growing her own garden fresh vegetables, herbs and sweet Kazakhstan melons. Rosa started working for OSCA in 2003 and is very “proud to be a part of OSCA and all the positive work it does for the environment and community.”