Directors & Officers
John Barker, President
John is a retired marine transportation executive and holds a BComm and MBA. He was a director of the Pacific Salmon Foundation for 12 years and has served on the board of the Coho Society of the North Shore. In addition to his responsibilities as president, John coordinates our senior secondary student outreach programs, organizing activities such as salmon surveys and stream habitat improvements that connect students with our volunteers. John was the Society’s nominee to the Rodgers Creek Area Plan Working Group, which advised District Council on development the Upper Lands, a 215-acre parcel of privately held property in the municipality.
Mike Perley, Secretary
Mike is an outdoor enthusiast with a broad range of interests. Actively involved our work programs, hatchery operations and community outreach activities since joining the society, Mike was appointed secretary in 2016. Mike is a long-time Vancouver resident and graduated from UBC with a BA in Physical Education/Recreation and a minor in Economics. He has held positions with the Royal Bank of Canada in numerous communities throughout BC and is currently a Senior Commercial Account Manager in North Vancouver.
Bill McAllister, Treasurer
Bill is a retired lawyer and has pursued an interest in the natural world since his youth. He has participated extensively on our stream enhancement projects and leads our fundraising in support of those initiatives. He also serves on the Invasive Plant Species Strategy Working Group and sits on three committees of the West Vancouver Community Services Society. Bill is a member of the Vancouver Natural History Society, Wildlife Rescue Association of BC, Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society, Sargeant Bay Society, VanDusen Botanical Garden Association and Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society.
Bill has been a member for 12 years. A B.C. Land Surveyor in West Vancouver for more than 40 years, he has a deep understanding of the community, its watercourses and of streamside protection. In 2010, Bill was named Citizen of the Year by the District of West Vancouver. He is a founding director of the Coho Society and president of the West Vancouver Nature House Society, which is directing development of Navvy Jack Nature House. This project is an initiative of our Society and four stewardship groups working to create a comprehensive nature centre for West Vancouver.
Elizabeth has been an active member since 1996. She has served on the board since 2002, co-chaired the Society from 2009 to 2010, manages our Nelson Creek Hatchery and is Creek Coordinator for Nelson, Eagle and Wood creeks. Elizabeth also compiles and analyzes salmon survey data collected by Creek Monitors and secondary school students in the fall, and collects emerging salmon fry survey data in the spring. She previously worked as a geologist and holds a BSc from the University of Western Ontario.
Don earned a BSc in Mining Engineering from UBC in 1984, and worked at several gold mines in the Yukon, NWT and Northern BC until 2008. In 2009, he received an MA in Environmental Management from Royal Roads University and then worked as a civil and environmental consulting engineer in Greater Vancouver. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. Don joined our Society in 2008 and was appointed to the board in 2015.
Liz has been an active member since 2007. She has contributed to the Society by coordinating all aspects of membership, volunteer involvement and the proposed Navvy Jack Nature House. She initiated and leads the annual Streamkeepers’ Seaside Social each spring. Her background is in senior administration for parks, recreation and sport at both the provincial and federal levels, including offshore assignments. Liz was a founding member and director of the West Vancouver Community Centre Society, helped initiate Pumpkin Fest and was a volunteer at the 2010 Olympics.
Dave has lived and worked in West Vancouver for 45 years. After retiring from his family medical practice, he "apprenticed" for five years under one of his sons doing home renovations. Having become handier with tools, Dave joined our Society and is now our Mr. Fix It. He coordinates volunteers who monitor intake pipes at two rearing ponds on McDonald Creek and keeps the public viewing platform on Brothers Creek in good order. He also organizes weed-pulling events and other maintenance projects.
Born in North Vancouver, Keith received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from SFU.
A career in marketing and advertising took him to Winnipeg and Toronto, before returning to Vancouver where he has been a resident of West Vancouver for 36 years.
Keith is a past Director of the West Vancouver Foundation, The Make a Wish Foundation, and the Advertising Agency Association of BC.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys skiing, wilderness kayaking, and sailing.
Keith monitors Rogers Creek, leads a Secondary School team doing Spawner Salmon Surveys, and co-ordinates the Herring Spawn Enhancement Program
He Joined the Society in 2015, and was appointed to the board in 2017.