Executive Director – Amanda Marlin, MES
From Sutton, Quebec, Amanda has a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Geography from Mount Allison University and a Masters in Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University. Amanda has worked in the sustainable community development field for over 15 years. She has experience working in the government, private, university and non-profit worlds. Over the years she has worked on climate change challenges, environmental education, community planning, Aboriginal issues, rural community development, and more. She has presented her work from the regional at the international level. She has been on Boards of the New Brunswick Environmental Network, the Tantramar Family Resource Centre, Salem School Parent Support Committee, and Aster Environmental Services Group. In the past, she worked as an associate with Chignecto Consulting Group Inc., Mount Allison University’s Rural and Small Town Program, and Agriculture Canada. Her work with EOS has focused on climate change adaptation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable living, environmental education, and leading a great team of staff and volunteers. She was also instrumental in starting up Beausejour Renewable Energy Co-operative, a social enterprise that supports EOS. She lives on a small hobby farm in Sackville with her husband, Nic McLellan, and their two young children where they enjoy their solar hot water system, raising chickens, and tending to their gardens.
Watershed Coordinator – Kelli-Nicole Croucher, MSc
Kelli-Nicole coordinates EOS’s water quality monitoring program to help address climate change impacts. She holds a Masters in Environmental and Life Sciences from Trent University, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Water Quality from Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Kelli-Nicole brings a diverse background of experience to the EOS team. Prior to joining EOS, Kelli-Nicole was a Research Chemist at IISD Experimental Lakes Area, a world renowned freshwater research facility in northwest Ontario that is comprised of 58 small lakes – all set aside for scientific research on how whole ecosystems react to issues such as climate change, nutrients, and other factors. For her Masters research, she investigated the influence of parent material on the impact of road salt on roadside soils. She has also worked in Montevideo, Uruguay working on a long-term monitoring system for coastal communities with an integrated coastal management group. Kelli-Nicole is also very interested in outreach and education activities. In addition to instructing a watershed enrichment course for junior high students, she has volunteered with the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, the Peterborough Children’s Water Festival, and Let’s Talk Science to communicate science with the general public. In her spare time you can find Kelli-Nicole riding her bike, playing ultimate frisbee, hiking, or playing music.
Energy Projects Coordinator – Lauren Clark, BSc
Lauren Clark is a graduate of Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies. She has work experience in 4 provinces, having recently participated in the Katimavik National Experience and the Odyssey program. She is a returning staff member at EOS. She worked for EOS in 2015-2016 as a Student Project Assistant, where she helped to facilitate our solar energy projects and coordinated the bulk purchase of 72 Hour Emergency Kits. In her free time, Lauren enjoys practicing French, hiking, and playing music. She loves meeting new people and is excited to be back at EOS.
Student Intern- Eric Arbeau