The Seymour Hatchery has three full time staff and one seasonal worker from around July to January. See below to find out more about us.
Brian Smith, Hatchery Manager
Brian graduated from the Fish and Wildlife Technology program at Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario in 1989.
Brian moved to B.C. in 1990 and has worked on behalf of the fisheries resource ever since.
Brian currently is the manager of the Seymour Fish Hatchery and has worked with the Seymour Salmonid Society for over 16 years.
Brian is involved with several related groups: British Columbia Wildlife Federation (BCWF), South Coast Steelhead Coalition (SCSC), Streamkeepers, and a Director for the Salmon Enhancement Habitat Advisory Board (SEHAB).
Marc Guimond, Assistant Manager
Marc graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Biology. He moved to British Columbia in 1997
from Ontario and became involved with the Seymour River Hatchery in 1998. He jumped at the opportunity to work with fish upon moving out West.
He has two kids who are growing up with the same affinity for rivers, forests, mountains and curiosity of the intricacies of nature.
Sharee Dubowits, Volunteer Coordinator
Sharee grew up on Vancouver’s North Shore and developed a passion for the outdoors at an early age. She attained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Anthropology from UVic in 2005, but decided on a career change later on in life that better aligned with her passions. In 2012 Sharee graduated from the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation program at BCIT and worked as a Park Ranger for Vancouver Parks, Environmental Consultant for a private company and Fisheries Technician with Fisheries and Oceans Canada until moving to the Seymour Hatchery in 2015.