With a background as a certified, red sealed, A licensed Electrician. An avid outdoors-man, Shaun believes in giving back. He has sat on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations and realizes the importance of speaking up for our fish and wildlife issues.
Shaun is married to Elaine, and together they have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren, who he hopes will be ready to grab the torch and carry on the tradition.
Kyla is the Challenge Success Coordinator at HeroX. She is a strategic and analytical thinker whose diverse background includes experience in both the non-profit and research sectors. Kyla has led multiple scientific studies in British Columbia, Canada and Eleuthera, The Bahamas.Email Kyla
Brian was born and raised in Vancouver. He works for Seaspan as a tug boat captain and has spent his life on the water. When Brian isn’t working he loves to fish and has done so on the Seymour River for 46 years. Not only a fisherman, Brian has focused much of his energy on the survival of Seymour steelhead. He has served as a member of the Seymour Salmonid Society for over 20 years. Of those years, he was President for 5 and currently serves as a Director.Email Brian
Nick currently works in Building Operations Support, as an Electrical Specialist at Metro Vancouver. He began volunteering for the hatchery, entering the closed watershed to catch steelhead trout for the broodstock program in 1987.
Nick continues to help with conservation efforts of the Seymour Salmonid Society. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for 30 years.
Dee Dee Soychuke
Dee-Dee is a kindergarten teacher with a passion for education and conservation. She grew up by the Seymour River and is determine to engage the next generation, getting them excited about protecting salmon and their habitat. Dee-Dee is chair of the Education Committee and has served on the Board since 2015.Email Dee-Dee
Stephen Vincent grew up in England where he studied biochemistry. After moving to Canada in the 80’s he did a lot of saltwater salmon fishing out of Pender Harbour. He gradually became more interested in salmon conservation and has been with the Seymour Salmonid Society for nearly 30 years, first as a volunteer and subsequently as a director.Email Stephen
Paul Harding is a carpenter at Coast Mountain Bus Company. He is a passionate fisherman and has been a broodstock angler and member of the Board of directors since 2010.Email Paul
Board Member, Treasurer
Darren is a Manager at D&H Group LLP Chartered Professional Accountants. Darren grew up on the Sunshine Coast where he developed a passion for sport fishing. He joined the Society because he is concerned about the long-term viability of Pacific Salmon and wants to to volunteer his financial expertise to a Society providing local conservation efforts.Email Darren