Colleen Brown Geopark Director Biography Bio Coming Soon!

Kristen Holmlund Treasurer Biography Bio Coming Soon!

Darren Halsted Geopark Director Biography In the UK Darren worked as a criminal defence trial lawyer for over 25 years, but in his spare time he was hiking the fells of The English Lake District. He has travelled widely throughout western Canada, and is a very keen photographer and winter sports fanatic.  On account of…

Vice President

Murray Smith Vice President Biography I came to Tumbler Ridge in 1989 planning on staying for two years. Thirty years and four children later I am still here. TR turned out to be as wonderful place to raise kids. For 25 of those years I taught Social Studies, History and Earth Science at the local…

Secretary

Al Kangas Geopark Secretary Biography Allan Kangas graduated from Queen’s University as a Mining Engineer in 1981 and has been a resident of Tumbler Ridge since 1985 when he joined the Quintette mine.  His work experience includes progressive duties with Teck Corp at the Quintette and Bullmoose mines till 2006 when he joined Western Canadian…

Chief Geologist and Executive Director - British Columbia Geological Survey Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources

Adrian Hickin Scientific Advisor Biography As head of the British Columbia Geological Survey, Adrian directs the research activities of the Survey and oversees its mandate to provide geoscientific information for informed decision making and investment in BC mineral resources. Adrian has been the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources’ Chief Geologist since 2017 after…

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Geography Professor - UNBC

Greg Halseth Scientific Advisor Biography Greg Halseth is a Professor in the Geography Program at UNBC, where he is also the Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies, and the founder and Co-Director of the UNBC Community Development Institute. His research examines regional development processes, rural and small town community development, and community…

Dr Stephen Johnston

Earth Sciences Professor - U of A

Biography Stephen T. Johnston graduated with a B.Sc. in Geology from McGill University and completed an M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Alberta in structural geology and tectonics. He has worked in exploration and development for Shell Canada Ltd.; as a geologist for the British Columbia and Yukon Geological surveys; and as a professor…

President

Steve Tory Geopark President Biography Steve has a diverse background owing to growing up in small town BC.  He originally came to Tumbler Ridge as part of the wind industry and has since worked in Oil & Gas as well as Mining.   He now runs an ICT Consultancy in Tumbler Ridge – Dino Tech Solutions. …