Tasha is Coordinator for both the Pacific Birds Habitat Joint Venture and the Canadian Intermountain Joint Venture. She has spent her career as a waterfowl biologist and a conservation specialist, spending 10 years with non-governmental agencies before joining the Joint Ventures in 2010.
Born and raised in Northern British Columbia, Tasha started her career with moose, moving on to salmon and eventually ducks. She logged hundreds of hours in a helicopter in the western Boreal Forest of Canada and has swatted flies from the Yukon to western Manitoba. Tasha eventually hung up her flight helmet and rubber boots to work more in policy, stewardship, and conservation planning in British Columbia’s rare and endangered grasslands. Tasha’s diverse background as a Joint Venture partner gives her a unique perspective as Coordinator. She has seen first-hand the benefits of being a partner, and she also understands the need for the coordinated and collaborative conservation work that the Joint Ventures do.
Tasha lives in Vancouver, BC, where she likes to ride her bike, jog around the seawall, and plan her next adventure with a good craft beer at hand.