Our Team

MEET OUR TEAM

The AWRS is a close-knit team of staff, a volunteer Board of Directors, and our collaborative partners.

Staff

We have one full-time staff member (Manager) who lives on-site year-round and multiple seasonal staff (Assistant Manager, Head Cook, Assistant Cook) that assist with operations. Our Board of Directors is an assembly of professionals with a deep passion for the work that we do.

Hover to learn about points of contact for each of our staff, where relevant.
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Please contact Kevin for:

  • General enquiries
  • Discussion of facilities and user rates
  • Accommodation booking
  • Day-to-day operations
  • Job application

Kevin Kemmish

AWRS Manager
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Hayden Wilson

Assistant Manager (2019)
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Delaney Kelm

Head Cook (2019)
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Amanda Semenuk

Assistant Cook (2019)

Employment opportunities

Annually, the AWRS hires full-time seasonal staff for management and cook positions (typically May through October, or the duration of the main field season).  Jobs are posted in February for start dates in May of the same year. Please revisit this page for job postings. We look forward to your application!

Board of Directors

The AWRS Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who are leaders in education, natural sciences and finance, and who care deeply about the environment. We view science as integral to understanding and conserving the world around us, especially our home in Algonquin Provincial Park.

Hover to learn about respective credentials and points of contact for each of our board members.
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Professor (PhD), Laurentian University

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Contact Jackie for:

  • Partnership opportunities
  • AWRS operations feedback

Jackie Litzgus

AWRS Chair
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Professor (PhD), Laurentian University

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Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde

Vice-chair
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FCPA, FCGA, C.Dir, LPA

President, Mercer & Mercer Chartered Professional Accountants Professional Corporation

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Blake Mercer

Treasurer
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Professor (PhD), Trent University

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Marcel Dorken

Secretary
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Professor (PhD), Wildfred Laurier University

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Scott Ramsay

Governance
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Program Area Manager, Ontario Parks

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Brad Steinberg

Director at Large
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Professor emeritus (PhD), University of Guelph

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Ron Brooks

Alumni engagement and special projects
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PhD candidate, University of Toronto

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Contact Patrick for:

  • Partnership opportunities
  • Fundraising
  • Media enquiries

Patrick Moldowan

Communications Director

Collaborations

At the AWRS, we are fortunate to work with many talented collaborators to accomplish our mission. With the help of our partners we are able to undertake special projects that showcase our science, expand our educational programming, foster additional collaborations, fundraise, et cetera.

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Visual storytelling

Science and conservation photojournalism

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Samantha Stephens

Science and conservation photojournalist
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Web and fundraising platforms

Partnership development

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Ryan Ovas, Trek196

Web design and special projects