Meet our Dedicated Team of Land Protectors

Board of Directors

  • Frank Arnold
    Frank Arnold Investment Advisor, Raymond James

    Frank returns to the LTABC Board. He has served as President and Treasurer and has been a Board member of Habitat Acquisition Trust and Dogwood. Frank is Vice President at Generational Wealth Management, Raymond James.

  • Grant Sakinofsky
    Grant Sakinofsky Director of Smooth Migration Global and International Realtor

    Grant has lived and worked in four countries and has qualifications in various industries including Real Estate, Construction, Healthcare, I.T. and more. Succumbing to the unique charms of the BC west coast, he has called Vancouver Island home since 2022. Grant currently owns and operates a global relocation company, as well as operating as a realtor in the local real estate market on Vancouver Island and Washington, DC USA. Bringing a wide range of skills and experience with him, Grant is looking to assist in his capacity to grow and develop the board’s initiatives and goals.

  • Paul Chapman
    Paul Chapman Executive Director, Nanaimo and Area Land Trust

    Paul started with NALT in 2008 as part of a crew building the greenhouse at the Natural Abundance Native Plant Nursery and on Mount Benson establishing trails and restoring some previously logged sites. With the support and mentorship of many NALT stalwarts, Paul has filled many roles with the organization Nanaimo & Area Land Trust including his current position as Executive Director.

  • Nicole Gaul
    Nicole Gaul Ecology Researcher, The Firelight Group

    Nicole (she/her) is a settler with family ties to Scotland, Ireland, and Germany; born and raised on the traditional and unceded lands of the Xwsepsum, Lək̓ʷəŋən, and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples, in Victoria, BC.

    Nicole is a researcher with The Firelight Group, the largest Indigenous-owned consulting group working with Indigenous Nations across Turtle Island. She supports Nations in developing and completing community-driven projects and initiatives.

    Passionate about inclusion and empathy, Nicole is also a volunteer with Power To Be, a non-profit organization that creates access to nature for youth, families, and adults living with cognitive, physical, financial, and social barriers.

  • Leanna Warman
    Leanna Warman Conservation Ecologist, The Nature Trust of British Columbia

    Leanna has over 25 years of education and experience in the fields of ecology and conservation planning and has worked on various conservation projects throughout BC. Prior to joining The Nature Trust of British Columbia in 2006, she was a Research Associate at the University of British Columbia, where much of her work focused on the rare species and ecosystems found in the South Okanagan. Leanna enjoys spending time in nature and exploring BC’s coastline by kayak with her family.

  • Tim Ennis
    Tim Ennis Executive Director, Comox Valley Land Trust

    Tim is a Conservation Biologist with over 20 years of experience working in the Land Trust sector in BC. In addition to operating a private consulting company, Tim is the Executive Director of the Comox Valley Land Trust. He has many nature-based interests and recreational pursuits, but is currently obsessed with studying the bats of Vancouver Island.

Staff

  • Paul McNair, BPR MA
    Paul McNair, BPR MA Executive Director

    Paul is a native of Halifax and has served as Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, AIDS Nova Scotia and the Parkinson Society Maritime Region. He has sat as a director of more than thirty organizations including Dance Victoria and the Greater Victoria Public Library. He was awarded Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2006. Paul has visited more than 30 countries including Peru’s Amazon Rainforest, Jordan’s Wadi Rum Desert and China’s Great Wall.

  • Denise Nicholls
    Denise Nicholls Outreach Coordinator

    Denise has an extensive background in Graphic Design and is an avid supporter of Victoria art and artists. In addition to the work that she has done with LTABC, she has organized several art events in her beloved Chinatown neighbourhood, and creates and promotes her own art creations. Any spare time finds her enjoying Vancouver Island’s natural beauty.

FUNDING ORGANIZATIONS

Individual:

Individual donations and memberships are needed to continue to provide our services and programs to conserve private lands in British Columbia. We thank the following donors and current members for their support:
$20,000+
Torrent Real Estate

$2,500+
C. Molnar

$1,000+
J. & N. Peirce
Megson Fitzpatrick Insurance Services
The Pinch Group
P. McNair
A. Hall

Additional Contributors
P. Chapman
C. Hall
W. Innes
W. McCory
L. McFadyen
H. O’Brian
J. Skogstad
A. Taylor
B. van Drimmelen
B. Wagner

Associate Organizations:

Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC groundowl@yahoo.ca
Clear Sky Meditation and Study Foundation www.clearsky.org
Edmonton and Area Land Trust www.ealt.ca
Elbow River Watershed Partnership www.erwp.org
Friends of Cortes Island Society www.friendsofcortes.org
Garry Oak Ecosystem Recovery Team www.goert.ca
Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society www.soscp.org/stewardship
Ruby Lake Lagoon Nature Reserve Society www.lagoonsociety.com
Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society www.somenosmarsh.com
Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary www.swanlake.bc.ca
Tsolum River Restoration Society www.tsolumriver.org
Valhalla Foundation for Ecology & Social Justice www.vws.org
Western Sky Land Trust www.westernskylandtrust.ca
West Coast Environmental Law www.wcel.org

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