About us

Find out who we are and what we do!

Our Organization

We are a non-profit society of people with a vision, passion and complementary strengths that position us at an advantage to accomplish this very large goal.

The Nature Trails Society will work with land owners, municipalities, Parks & Recreation, the CRD and other industry partners to secure access and authorization to specific cross regional trail corridors and connections ensuring the most effective trail system is created to accommodate all users: hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, dog walkers, horseback riders, commuting cyclists and families.

Meet The Team

Susan Morrow
Susan Morrow

Fundraising

Susan has had a love of the outdoors all her life – growing up in the Canadian prairies cross-country skiing, skating, camping, hiking and swimming.  She has had the great fortune to move to Vancouver Island and enjoy hiking the numerous and beautiful trails that this region offers.  Susan worked for many years as a...
Noah Snell
Noah Snell

Membership

Noah was born in the seaside town of White Rock, B.C. Experiencing the landscapes of the B.C. coast and beyond from an early age, it didn’t take long for him to develop a fascination with the natural world. Now located in Victoria, B.C., Noah is passionate about supporting the goals and missions of non-profit organizations....
Morgan Cathrea
Morgan Cathrea

Secretary

Morgan grew up in Victoria and developed a passion for the outdoors through sport. She was an elite rower while pursuing two Bachelor of Science degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology. Through her education and sport, she studied the first hand effects of how nature can restore the mind and body. This developed into a passion...
Mia Barkasy
Mia Barkasy

Human Resources

Mia is a Human Resource professional with a passion for the outdoors, animals, her family and community. As the Director of People Services with another Canadian non-profit society, she is dedicated to giving back to her community, after spending the bulk of her career in the private sector. Mia believes in kindness above all else...
Lorna Clark
Lorna Clark

Volunteer Management

Lorna has been an avid hiker and runner for most of her life, and also enjoys other various outdoor activities such as skiing. She has been serving on the Nature Trails Society for over one year and is responsible for seeking out and following up with prospective volunteers for the society. Additionally, Lorna coordinates the...
Kimberley Nemrava
Kimberley Nemrava

President

Kimberley is a lifelong nature enthusiast and biologist born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who came west as a teenager and fell in love with the west coast. She is an avid birder and can often be seen taking advantage of local trails with her therapy visiting dog Sophie. Kimberley worked for over 3 decades with the...
Geoff Owen
Geoff Owen

Director-At-Large

Geoff has been a rolling stone; born in England, immigrated to Toronto as a child, completed his engineering education in the US, and travelled and moved around the world on business. Geoff shares a love of the outdoors with his wife Katita with whom he has trekked and hiked on trails from northern Norway to...
Don Monsour
Don Monsour

Governance

As an advocate for community involvement Don has enjoyed participating and leading organizations in achieving their goals. While working with profit and not for profit organizations for over 45 years in several key initiatives he has developed a strong understanding of the rules and regulations that govern many boards and committees. As a leader of...

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    COVID-19 Update: We encourage you to take advantage of the many safe outdoor activities that our local trails and parks have to offer. However, please keep close to home and adhere to the physical distancing requirements that have been set out by the Provincial Health Officer.

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