Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Previous Staff

Ingrid Granlin

Community Outreach Coordinator

The Centre has gained some additional part-time help, in partnership with the Wetzin'kwa Community Forest. The Centre has hired Ingrid Granlin to work one day per week as Community Outreach Coordinator. Ingrid will be responsible for promoting community awareness and participation in the Community...

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Beth Henderson

Research Assistant

Beth Henderson started working as a Research Assistant at the Bulkley Valley Research Centre in May 2007. She was a graduate of Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario where she completed the Fish and Wildlife Technology program. She assists with many of the research projects doing both field and...

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Sheldon Haftner

Research Assistant

Sheldon Haftner was born in Smithers, BC and raised in Houston, BC. He has enjoyed working as a contractor and landscaper, before starting work with Bulkley Valley Research Centre. He obtained a UNBC Scholar's Award for obtaining top marks in high school and attended UNBC for 4 years. He received...

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Al Gamble

Seasonal Staff 2007 - 2009

After 30 years working for IBM, Al Gamble happily traded the corporate rat race for peace and solitude in Smithers. When he's not sampling trees or amusing BVRC staff with quirky anecdotes and interesting observations, Al likes to run rapids in his kayak or shred the slopes on his skis. Al started...

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Michelle Larstone


Michelle grew up in Vancouver and Victoria before moving to the Bulkley Valley in 2005. After completing a degree at SFU, she went on to work with at-risk youth until an epiphany led her to the Sierra Club of BC and a new career. She has since been helping not-for-profit organizations raise money...

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Marius Boldor

Research Associate

Marius started to work for Bulkley Valley Research Centre in December 2008 and is currently involved in testing and calibrating SORTIE-ND, working toward improving the model results and establishing the model as a reliable timber supply analysis tool. Marius was born in Romania where he worked as...

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Tamara MacLeod

Research Program Assistant

Tamara MacLeod is a Cree/T'su T'ina metis from central Alberta whom decided to live in B.C. after a memorable road trip up to the Queen Charlotte Islands in 2000. After graduating from the University of Alberta in 1992, Tamara created various social programs throughout Alberta and British Columbia...

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Aaron Trowbridge

Junior Researcher

Aaron was the Junior Researcher with the Bulkley Valley Research Centre. Aaron grew up in the Bulkley Valley and started working in the field of forest ecology as a high-school summer student. He went on to work with a multitude of BC consultants in the ecology and terrain sciences, most recently...

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Denise Bustard

Seasonal Staff 2007

Denise recently completed her BSc from the University of Calgary in Cellular Molecular & Microbial Biology while on exchange in Australia. Following her graduation, she worked and travelled around Australia for a year before returning to her hometown Smithers in September. During her time off,...

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Tlell Glover

Summer Staff 2007 and 2005

The Centre hired Tlell Glover as its first summer employee under the UNBC coop education program. Tlell grew up in the Suskwa Valley, graduated from Smithers Secondary School in 1997 and currently lives on a rural property outside Telkwa. She is studying Physical Geography and Plant Biology at UNBC...

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Matthew Bryan

Summer Staff 2007

Matthew Bryan, 21, worked as a research assistant at the Bulkley Valley Research Centre in summer 2007, before heading into the third year of his biology undergrad at the University of Victoria in the fall. Matthew is originally from Victoria and says his first co-op placement reaffirmed where his...

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Megan Adams

Summer Staff 2007

Megan Adams, 20, is a double major in biology and environmental studies at the University of Victoria. During her three months in Smithers as a BVRC research assistant, Megan became a known face around town through her volunteer work and community involvement. She returned to Victoria in the fall...

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Olivia Pojar

Summer Staff 2006

Olivia Pojar assisted on various research projects throughout the summer of 2006. Raised in the Bulkley Valley, Olivia graduated from McGill University in 2003 with a degree in English Literature. In September 2006, Olivia returned to do a second degree in Biology. Olivia spends her summers in...

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