ACTWS Executive

John Wilmshurst

John discovered nature as a kid, ecology as an undergraduate, science as a graduate student and communications as a government biologist and manager. His endless curiosity in the natural… Read more

Andrea Morehouse

Andrea Morehouse is an independent scientist who works on a variety of conservation and management issues related to large carnivores in a multi-use landscape.  Her research interests are in… Read more

Alex Beatty

Alex Beatty is currently a MSc. student at the University of Alberta studying polar bear ecology in western Hudson Bay. She holds a BSc. with a Specialization in Animal… Read more

Alyssa Bohart

Alyssa is currently studying polar bear movement ecology for her MSc at the University of Alberta. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Honors Animal Biology at the University… Read more

Everett Hanna

Dr. Everett Hanna completed his MSc/PhD research with Long Point Waterfowl and Western University, studying the foraging and staging ecology of Eastern Population Greater Sandhill Cranes, collecting the first… Read more

Dragomir Vujnovic

Dragomir Vujnovic is Park Zoologist and Conservation Biologist for Alberta Parks for over 20 years and before that in the national parks in Croatia. He is involved with creating… Read more

Cindy Kemper

Cindy Kemper completed her MSc. research on raptor electrocution mortality on power lines at the University of Alberta in 2005. After a brief position dipping her feet into the… Read more

Jessica Melsted

Jessica recently completed her BSc. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences from the University of Alberta and is a new addition to the STRIX Ecological Consulting team. Her interest in… Read more

Nikki Paksar

Nikki is currently finishing her BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences from the University of Alberta with a specialization in Conservation Biology. She has been enthralled with the natural… Read more

Margo Pybus

Dr. Margo Pybus spent the better part of a life-time learning from wildlife.  She was schooled early in life among the… Read more

Matthew Pyper

Matthew is an Ecologist and Science Communicator who works to connect knowledge to practice in the fields of forestry, conservation biology and land restoration. He has been involved in… Read more

Kristie Derkson

Kristie works as a wildlife biologist manager in Edmonton and manages the ACTWS Facebook page and represents the Conservation Committee on the ALPAC Land Advisory Group. She has been… Read more

Alina Fisher

Born in Romania, Alina’s early childhood memories revolve around feeding wildlife, exploring forests & beaches, and bringing home any wild animal she could find. This included snakes, frogs, mice,… Read more

Layla Neufeld

Layla is a caribou biologist with Parks Canada in Jasper National Park, and has been the ACTWS webmaster since 2007.  Layla… Read more

Lucas Habib

Lucas works with Parks Canada in Jasper National Park, and has been the ACTWS co-webmaster since 2007.  He completed his M.Sc…. Read more

Committee Chairs

  • Ian Buchwald, Jessica Melsted and Lisa Takats Priestley | Information, Education, and Newsletters
  • Glynnis Hood | Awards
  • Joanna Burgar | Scholarships
  • Larry Roy | Nominations