Executive Director – Amanda Marlin, MES
Amanda grew up in Sutton, a small town in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. She came to Sackville to attend Mount Allison University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Art’s Degree with First Class Honours in Geography. She also holds a Masters in Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University. Amanda has worked in the non-profit, government and private sectors and has over 15 years experience working on a wide range of community development projects across Atlantic Canada including First Nations. Her work and research have include protected areas conservation; environmental education; climate change adaptation; salt marsh restoration; rural transportation; sustainable development; literacy and poverty; community capacity building; strategic planning; and Aboriginal education, history and culture. She also designed and facilitated the innovative SPY (Sustainable Planning for Youth) summer camp program that teaches youth about sustainable development and community planning. She has facilitated workshop sessions and presented her work from the regional to the international level. She has been on Boards of the New Brunswick Environmental Network and Aster 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’s Rural Secretariat. Her work with EOS has focused on community-based solutions to reducing and adapting to climate change. 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 Coordinator – Vacant
Education Coordinator – Vacant
Student Assistant – Emma Snowdon
Emma will be helping with a variety of projects during summer 2018 including children’s activities, water sampling, a riparian health assessment of the Tantramar River and other tasks around the office. Here is what Emma has to say about working at EOS this summer: “Hi! My name is Emma Snowdon and I am going into my fourth and final year at Mount Allison, studying Biology and Anthropology. I spent last summer in Cape Breton, doing research and working with the green crab, one of the top ten invasive species in the world. After graduating from MTA, I hope to pursue a Masters in Marine Biology. During my free time this summer, I will most likely be reading, running, hiking or swimming! I am looking forward working with EOS this summer, engaging in local watershed water quality testing, while simultaneously working with the Tantramar community! My hometown is in Sackville, so being able to give back to the community, and having the opportunity to educate various youth groups, within my own community means a lot!” We are excited to welcome Emma for the summer!