Our Team

MEET OUR TEAM

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

Our Staff

Our full-time team consists of our Station Manager, who lives on-site year-round and our Experiential Intern. During the field season, we welcome additional seasonal staff: our Assistant Manager, Head Cook, and Assistant Cook.

Our operations are overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors, a group of professionals with a deep passion for the work that we do.

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Kevin Kemmish

Station Manager
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Hayden March-Wilson

Assistant Manager
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Samantha Stephens

Experiential Intern: communications

Employment opportunities

The Station 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.

Research Assistants are hired through our project supervisors, not directly through Station.

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. They view science as integral to understanding and conserving the world around us, especially our home in Algonquin Provincial Park.

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Professor (PhD), Laurentian University

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Contact Jackie for:

  • Partnership opportunities
  • AWRS operations feedback

Dr. Jackie Litzgus

Chair
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Professor (PhD), Laurentian University

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Dr. 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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Dr. Marcel Dorken

Secretary
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Professor (PhD), Wildfred Laurier University

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Dr. 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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Dr. Ronald J. 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

We Also Rely on a Community of Supporters

The AWRS relies on the generous support of our community to keep things running smoothly.