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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 Our Board

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...
Kimberley Nemrava

Riley Trottier

Vice-President

Riley Trottier is a Senior Principal Consultant with NTT DATA, focused on developing and implementing technology strategy for large enterprises. He is born and raised in Victoria, and is passionate about keeping our city green and accessible for everyone. In his spare time, Riley likes to read, play racquet sports, spend time with friends and...
Riley Trottier

Daniel Cammiade

Executive Director

Daniel is a lifelong Victoria local, and father of two, Daniel has explored Vancouver Island trails for the past 20 years on foot, wheels and horse back, making invaluable and lasting connections with the trail community during that time. Self employed for the past 14 years, Daniel has concentrated his efforts on providing high quality,...
Daniel Cammiade

Bernard Achampong

Treasurer

Family, community, travelling and nature are at the centre of Bernard’s world. He is a father of two young boys, a husband to the most amazing wife (who was born and raised in Victoria), and a brother to five siblings across North America. A world traveller, Bernard has now made his home with his family...
Bernard Achampong

Andrew Pape-Salmon

Government Liaison

Andrew has been an active user of nature trails for nearly 50 years throughout the seven provinces and territories he has lived in; as a trail runner, hiker, cross-country skier, mountaineer, and mountain biker. In 2010, he organized the Vancouver Island Spine Trail Relay and covered 500kms with multiple modes from Cape Scott to Victoria....
Andrew Pape-Salmon

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...
Don Monsour

Noah Snell

Director-At-Large

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....
Noah Snell

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...
Susan Morrow

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...
Mia Barkasy

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...
Morgan Cathrea

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...
Lorna Clark

Kathryn Pearson

Fundraising

Originally hailing from the UK, Kathryn’s childhood was spent hiking the Pennines with her family in West Yorkshire. After completing a degree at Durham University in Business and Anthropology, and a Masters Degree at Leeds Metropolitan University in International Management, her love of travel and the outdoors took her around the world and brought her...
Kathryn Pearson

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