Brad Procter – Executive Director / Nature House Program Coordinator

Brad is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Deep Cove Ventures Inc., a private real estate company in Victoria, BC. Prior, he co-founded Highstreet Ventures Inc., a real estate development company in Western Canada. Prior to entering real estate, Brad practised law at Baker Mckenzie LLP. He holds a Commerce degree and a Law degree from the University of Victoria, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (the Ontario Bar Association). He is also a director of the South Island Disc Golf Society, a non-profit organization, and a director of the BC Climate Alliance, a climate organization that lobbies for further action on climate change. At GWAS, Brad focuses on fundraising, finances, strategy, administration, and Nature House programming.

Stephanie Gurney – Restoration Coordinator / Nature House Education and Outreach Coordinator

Stephanie graduated from the University of Victoria in 2018, earning a Bachelor of Science in Geography with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability, as well as a Diploma in Restoration of Natural Systems. Growing up near Esquimalt Gorge Park, Stephanie was naturally drawn to focus on the park for her academic studies and this passion in turn brought her to the Gorge Waterway Action Society. Over the summer of 2017, Stephanie worked with GWAS as their Ecological Restoration Technician summer student before joining the Board of Directors following her work term. Stephanie has conducted several biophysical inventories within Esquimalt Gorge Park to document the different plant species found in the various ecosystems of the park, specifically to highlight native species diversity. She also plans and organizes GWAS’s restoration initiatives, such as community events to remove invasive species from the forest behind the Nature House.