Board of Directors 2020

The Sources of Knowledge Committee is governed by a Board of Directors made up of dedicated community volunteers who have a commitment to the development and sharing of environmental research and learning on the Bruce Peninsula.

The Directors represent a diverse group of professionals who provide strong leadership and representation.

Daryl William Cowell, Chair

Daryl is a geoscientist specializing in the study of caves and groundwater. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario and graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science degree. Daryl worked with Environment Canada in various programs including the Great Lakes Programme and the Acid Rain Programme. He subsequently was involved in the start-up of the first computer mapping based company in North America and was a partner in an environmental consulting company based in Campbellville Ontario. Daryl currently undertakes geoscience consulting through his own company and is particularly interested in gemology. He lives near Tobermory with his wife Judy.

Hazel Smith, Vice Chair

Hazel grew up in Tobermory, Ontario, and lived abroad in Dublin, Ireland for many years. She obtained a degree in History from the University of Guelph (1985) and went on to obtain a Masters in Women’s Studies from Trinity College Dublin in 2000.

Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, The Fiddlehead, The Windsor Review, The Antigonish Review and the Tin Roof Press.

Hazel now lives in Tobermory at the tip of the Saugeen Peninsula.

Robert Patrick, Past Chair

Robert Patrick retired from 27 years of service in the Ontario, Ministry of Community and Social Services as a Capital Projects Coordinator in 1998. Robert recently retired from a second 10 plus year career in sales with Andrew Peller LTD Wines. Robert sits on three Not for profit Boards. He Chaired the Support and Housing Halton Community Mental Health Board for over 5 years and returned 4 years later to chair the agency a second time in 2012 through Accreditation. This agency serves roughly 1,000 people living in the community with severe mental health challenges. Bob is in his 15th year with Support and Housing Halton and was awarded the John Kidston Legacy Award in 2011. He currently sits on three Board sub committees.

Robert is President of the Coalition On the Niagara Escarpment (CONE). He joined CONE as a fundraising volunteer in 2002 and has been the President since September 2008 and has been the voluntary CEO of CONE since February 2009.

Robert holds an Industrial Management Certificate from Ryerson (1969) (Bob worked in Tire Design and Specs with Goodyear 1966 to 1971), and a BA in Sociology from the University of Toronto (1978).

Robert has an 1890’s Farm house at Hopeness which his late wife Katherine Willson acquired in 1993 and the two had been restoring since 1997. Robert is a part time year round resident of the Bruce Peninsula when he is not in Oakville, Ontario.

Glen Estill, Director

Glen has a Bachelor of Economics, 1980, and Master of Business Administration, 1983 from the University of Western Ontario.

Glen gained experience in all aspects of the development process, including local zoning approvals, Provincial and Federal environmental assessment screening, negotiating inter-connection with the utility, reviewing wind resource data and preparing financial models, contracting for turbine construction, electrical construction, negotiating land leases, raising funds, applying for and receiving approval for the Federal Wind Power Production Incentive, and applying for and completing both Standard Offer and FIT contracts. Glen has spoken about policy issues and the development process at many wind and electricity conferences including CanWEA, APPRO, the World Wide Wind Conference, as well as numerous smaller venues.

Glen follows the renewable energy business closely, at both the business and policy levels, and recently built a net zero home. His passion for the environment and climate solutions continues, and recently he has done work on the use of hydrogen produced from electricity surpluses, and with the Ontario Geothermal Association which advocates for policy solutions to help speed the deployment of low carbon heating.

Lindsey Griffith, Director

Lindsey was born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in the surrounding area until her pursuit of a post‑secondary education took her to Brantford, and her heart eventually brought her to the Bruce. Her family settled on the Bruce Peninsula in the late 1950’s, and each generation since has made a home here. In college and university Lindsey studied law enforcement, criminology & contemporary studies, and legal office administration – which has all come in handy as she manages our local, family-owned book store.

Lindsey has always had an interest in the history and preservation of the Peninsula, and with the rise in tourism over the past few years she has found the need to participate impossible to ignore. Since moving to Tobermory permanently, she has thoroughly enjoyed taking a hands-on approach. She feels it is important to learn how this place came to be, and who was involved, to better understand how and where we need to go from here.

Adam Robins, Director

Adam is the Owner of the Escarpment Heights Motel and Cottages in Tobermory. As well as operating the motel, he works full time during the summer months as Captain of the Tobermory Evolution. Adam moved home to Tobermory after completing the Civil Engineering Technician program at Seneca College in 2007. From 2007 – 2011 he worked with his father’s construction company which eventually evolved into Bruce Anchor Cruises. Adam managed Bruce Anchor Cruises from 2011 through 2014, at which point he started his own business, Escarpment Heights Inc. He enjoys spending the majority of his free time outdoors, including hiking, fishing, boating and Flying.

Ivan Smith, Director

Ivan is a native of Prince Edward Island and a graduate of the Maritime Forest Ranger School. He is retired from Parks Canada, having spent a 35 year career working in a variety of roles in Prince Edward Island, Yukon and Ontario. He has lived in Tobermory since the national parks were established here, serving as General Works Manager, Project Manager and Park Superintendent (2004-2010). He has been active in a number of community organizations and committees over the years. He currently operates a cottage and outdoor maintenance business and has most recently been involved in development of The Meeting Place Community Park. He and his wife Nancy live on Warner Bay near Tobermory, where they entertain grandchildren as often as possible.

Rod Anderson, Director

 

Beverley Warren, Director

 

Darla Campbell, Director

 

Brian McHattie, Parks Liaison

Brian is a professional planner. Moving full-time to Tobermory in June, 2015, he is working for the County of Bruce in their Wiarton Planning office. Over thirty years living in Hamilton, Brian engaged in volunteer work with the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, co-founded Environment Hamilton, and was a citizen co-author of the Vision 2020 Sustainability Plan. He has been a leader in the cleanup of Hamilton Harbour, and was Hamilton’s Environmentalist of the Year in 2000. Brian served for 11 years as a City Councillor, representing Ward 1 in west Hamilton. On Council, he focused on environmental protection and social justice. In 2014, he visited all of Hamilton’s 190 neighbourhoods in a pitch to be Mayor of Hamilton. Before politics, Brian worked for Environment Canada on Great Lakes wildlife habitat restoration, and with the Hamilton Conservation Authority on watershed planning. He has a MSc. in Rural Planning and International Development from the University of Guelph, where he studied a Gandhian farmers’ movement in southern India.

Cavan Harpur, Parks Bursary Liaison

Cavan Harpur is new to the Sources of Knowledge team. Cavan was born and raised in Tobermory and a graduate from Bruce Peninsula District High School. Cavan received his undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Guelph and his masters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Toronto. Cavan has worked for Parks Canada at Bruce Peninsula National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park and Pukaskwa National Park since 2006, with a brief break to complete his master’s. Cavan’s master’s research examined changes in the inland lake fish communities on the Northern Peninsula form 1974 to 2007, which he presented at the 2010 Source of Knowledge Forum. He lives in Tobermory with his wife Stefanie and daughter Mairin.

John Greenhouse, Director Emeritus

JPG is a geophysicist, born in Victoria, B.C. He was educated at UBC and the University of California and has worked for The Arctic Institute of North America, Chevron Oil, The Marine Physical Labs of the Scripps Institute of Oceanogaphy, The University of Waterloo, The Ontario Centre of Excellence CRESTech, HydEng Geophysics and the company he founded, Waterloo Geophysics Inc. Geophysical work has taken him to many parts of the world; a wide variety of projects has ranged from measuring depths of ice caps to finding oil to locating fighting tunnels beneath WW1 battlefields, from mapping contaminated groundwater to finding bodies in shallow graves. He lives in Tobermory with his wife and partner Jane. They have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

Bill Caulfeild-Browne, Director Emeritus

Bill is a retired financial services executive and corporate director who has had a life-long interest in climate. He is particularly interested in the long-term climate trends of the last thousand years. His weather station on Big Tub Harbour has been operating continuously since 1996. He is an avid photographer (whose work can be seen at www.billcaulfeild-browne.ca), a naturalist, boater and traveler. He presently serves as a Director and Treasurer of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

Gordon Nelson, Director Emeritus

Gordon is a geographer and planner who has taught and done research on land use and environmental history and planning for about five decades. He has done a considerable amount of work in the Bruce as a researcher, is a member of the National Park Advisory Committee and an ongoing member of Sources of Knowledge. He has written and published extensively and is currently involved in a number of conservation organizations such as the Carolinian Canada Coalition. He has received a number of recognitions for his work including the Massey Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Bill Graham, Director Emeritus

Bill Graham was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario and educated at St. Andrews College and Hillfield School. He was in the investment management industry for 24 years and then president and majority owner of University Scholarships of Canada. Upon retirement, he began breeding The Canadian Horse on the Bruce Peninsula. His athletic career includes two years with the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen Football Club and six years with the Hamilton Tiger Cats (Grey Cup – ’53,57,58,59). During those years he also played hockey with the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen and the Belleville McFarlands.

Past community involvement includes the Rotary Club of Mississauga, Board of Trade, YMCA and Chamber of Commerce. Current activities include governor of St. Andrews College, Bruce Trail Conservancy, Physicians Recruitment and Retention Committee, and the Carolinian Canada Coalition. Bill and his wife reside on the Bruce Peninsula and in Mississauga. They have six daughters and four grandchildren.

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