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Staff Members

Alan Chou
Digital Strategy Coordinator

Alan (he/him/his) is the Digital Strategy Coordinator at West Coast Environmental Law. He is... Read more

Alexis Stoymenoff Senior Communications & Engagement Specialist
Director of Communications

Alexis (she/her/hers) is a settler of mixed ancestry, with roots in Jamaica, Macedonia and... Read more

Andrew Gage
Staff Lawyer

Andrew (he/him/his) was an environmental activist before he was an environmental lawyer: he was... Read more

Anna Johnston
Staff Lawyer

Anna’s (she/her/hers) work focuses on strengthening federal environmental laws and environmental... Read more

Access to Justice Program Manager

Carol (she/her/hers) is the Access to Justice Program Manager with West Coast Environmental Law... Read more

Ceciline Goh Office Administrator
Office Administrator

Ceciline (she/her/hers) is the Office Administrator at West Coast Environmental Law. She is in... Read more

Deborah Carlson
Staff Lawyer

Deborah (she/her/hers) joined West Coast in 2010 as Staff Counsel for the Green Communities... Read more

Staff Lawyer (On leave in 2022-23)

Erin (she/her/hers) is a staff lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law’s... Read more

Staff Lawyer (On leave in 2022-23)

Estella (she/her/hers) is a staff lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law. Her work at West... Read more

Eugene Kung Staff Counsel
Staff Lawyer

Eugene Kung (he/him/his) is a staff lawyer with West Coast, working on... Read more

Development Officer

Faria Bhuiyan (she/her/hers) is the Development Officer at West Coast Environmental Law. She... Read more

Fiona Headshot
Climate Accountability Strategist

In 2021 Fiona Koza (she/her/hers) joined the climate team at West Coast Environmental Law as the... Read more

Gavin Smith Staff Counsel
Staff Lawyer

Gavin (he/him/his) believes in the power of the land to transform and sustain us, and he... Read more

Donor Relations Specialist

Georgia Beaty (she/her/hers) was born and raised on this coast, on the unceded territories of... Read more

Georgia Lloyd-Smith Staff Counsel
Staff Lawyer

Georgia Lloyd-Smith (she/her/hers) is part of West Coast Environmental Law’s Aboriginal and... Read more

Communications & Engagement Specialist

Hanna (she/her/hers) is the Communications and Engagement Specialist at West Coast Environmental... Read more

Jessica Clogg Executive Director and Senior Counsel
Executive Director & Senior Counsel

Jessica Clogg (she/her/hers) is West Coast’s Executive Director and Senior Counsel, and heads up... Read more

Access to Justice Lawyer

Larry (he/him/his) completed undergraduate degrees in Arts (B.A.) 1980, Education (B.Ed.) 1983... Read more

Maxine Hayman Matilpi
RELAW Program Lead

Maxine Hayman Matilpi (she/her/hers), J.D., LL.M, is a member of the Ma'amtigila and Kwakiutl... Read more

Staff Lawyer

Michael (he/him/his) is honoured to be a member of the... Read more

Articled Law Student

Navjot Jassar (she/her) is an articled student at WCEL with the RELAW team. She is Punjabi, with... Read more

Staff Lawyer & RELAW Manager

Rayanna Seymour-Hourie (she/her/hers) is Anishinaabe (Ojibway) from Lake of the Woods in Treaty... Read more


Samantha (she/her/hers) was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is from Giinooshkoodeyang, now known... Read more

Director of Development

Sambriddhi (she/her) is Nepali settler living on Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver BC. Prior... Read more

Articled Law Student

Shawn (they/them) is an articled law student at WCEL supporting both the Access to Justice and... Read more

Staff Lawyer (On leave in 2022-23)

Shelby Lindley (she/her/hers) is Syilx (Okanagan) and a member of the Upper Nicola community in... Read more

Stephanie Hewson
Staff Lawyer

Stephanie (she/her/hers) is part of West Coast’s Marine Program, working to strengthen ocean... Read more

RELAW Communications Intern

Summer (she/her/they) is the RELAW Communications Intern at West Coast Environmental Law. They... Read more

Whitney Vicente
Staff Lawyer

Whitney Vicente (she/her/hers) is an Anishinaabe woman from Treaty #4 territory Pine Creek... Read more