The People behind Clayoquot Action

The Team

Working hard and never giving up!

A shared passion to preserve and protect Clayoquot Sound

Our small but mighty paid staff shares a passion for wild Nature. Together with local volunteers and backed online by people around the world, we run strategic, people-powered campaigns to help Clayoquot Sound remain one of the most beautiful places left on Earth. Of course we couldn’t do any of this without your support—making you the most important member of our Team!

Founders

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Dan Lewis

Executive Director

Dan Lewis works full-time as Executive Director of Clayoquot Action, and has lived in Tofino for 30 years. He taught sea kayaking for three decades, and has paddled most of the BC coast. Dan was a lead organizer of the mass protests of Clayoquot Summer 1993. In his spare time Dan likes to sing out loud while paddling.

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Bonny Glambeck

Campaigns Director

Bonny Glambeck works full-time as Campaigns Director of Clayoquot Action. A lifelong activist, Bonny moved to Tofino in 1988 and joined the fledgling rainforest movement. Her work culminated as the Action Coordinator of the 1993 Clayoquot Summer protests. Bonny is an avid naturalist and expedition kayaker, and has lived off-grid in the heart of Clayoquot Sound for thirty years.

Staff

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Keegan McColl

Digital Engagement Director

Keegan McColl works quarter-time as Digital Engagement Director for Clayoquot Action. A lifelong environmentalist, Keegan grew up on Saltspring Island, studied in Quebec and went on to build two film businesses in Vancouver. In 2018, Keegan kayaked around Vancouver Island. As he paddled into Clayoquot Sound, he had a 'transformative experience' that inspired him to move to Tofino and help protect it.

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Nicole Holman

Get Wild! Coordinator

Nicole Holman works quarter-time as Clayoquot Action’s Get Wild! Coordinator. With a longstanding family history of wild salmon conservation, Nicole moved to Tofino after completing her BSc in Biology from Western University. Nicole loves to combine the powers of science, research, and photography with community outreach and activism to reduce human impact on the ocean and surrounding environment. In her spare time, find her chasing waves, free diving and adventuring with friends!

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Jeremy Mathieu

Video Producer

Jérémy Mathieu works full-time as Video Producer at Clayoquot Action. He is a videographer and director dedicated to conservation, using the emotions created by films to bring awareness about the fragility and beauty of nature. Jérémy fell in love with the West Coast and believe he has to protect what he loves.

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Volunteer Power—Join the Team

Find out how to volunteer to save Clayoquot Sound