Evans Lake’s dedicated full time team is committed to ensuring our programs and services meet the highest standards for quality and safety. Our full time, year round team works both at our office in Vancouver and on site at Evans Lake.
LAUREN MARGHETTI – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Executive Director Since 2011
In grade four, I had the pleasure of coming to Evans Lake for a week long program with my elementary school. I thought it was so magical and loved every second of it. When I turned 14, I returned to Evans Lake as a Camper. I was hooked! For the next 10 years I worked the camp programs, transitioning from work party to counsellor to instructor, first aid attendant and lifeguard. Evans Lake became my summer home and a huge part of who I am today.
After completing my undergraduate degree in Art History, I traveled abroad starting in my birthplace of Argentina. From there I joined Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines working with youth programs. After 5 years of working & travelling at sea, I moved to Whistler, working as the Quality & Brand Assurance Manager for the Hilton Hotel. It was in this role, that I learned the inner workings of the hotel including sales, food & beverage, catering, conference services and guest relations. In 2008, I returned to school and completed the Business Management program at BCIT. More recently, I worked for an event management company in Vancouver, both as an Event Manager, and as the Marketing Coordinator. I managed large corporate groups during the 2010 Olympic Games and handled the marketing initiatives including social media, website management and the creation of the promotional materials.
My education combined with my past work experiences have prepared me to lead the team at Evans Lake, as the Executive Director. I am excited to grow the society, and to expand on the opportunities for children to discover the ‘Magic’ that is Evans Lake.
CONOR LORIMER – DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & EDUCATION
T: 604-898-3832 (Camp)
Director Since 2007
Ever since I played a game of Survival as a 9-year old in the Evans Lake forest – a game where each camper represents an animal seeking food & water and avoiding predators – I have been excited to share my enthusiasm for Evans Lake’s programs and get others involved. Having now participated in Evans Lake’s Leadership program, been a Volunteer, Cabin Leader, Instructor, Assistant Director, and now as the Program Director, I have a rich understanding of how to adapt our Forest Education programs to leave campers excited to explore forests!
Before joining Evans Lake as the Program Director I completed a double-major in Sociology & English Literature (UBC), and since then I have entered both the Photography Certificate Program (Langara), and the Advanced Project Management Certificate Program (Langara). Specific forest education initiatives that I am keen to have been a part of at Evans Lake include introducing new modules focused on Climate Change, Forest Tenure, Silviculture, Urban Forestry, Business & Marketing, Mensuration, Forest Ecology and Forest Certification. In 2011, we hosted our first Forest Education Symposium for Teachers (FEST) where we provided teacher-training and forest education modules that can be easily adapted to any classroom and taught in parks, remote forests, or right out the front-door of any school!
My diverse educational background and years of Evans Lake experience have helped me bring a balanced and well-rounded approach to our programs, and the management of our Summer and Winter Camps.
KEVIN BERRYMAN – FACILITIES SUPERVISOR
T: 604-898-3832 (Camp)
Facilities Supervisor Since 2013
My first experience with Evans Lake was with the Junior Forest Wardens as a camper in 1965 and 1967. In 1973 I was a Cabin Councillor for 5 camps and then worked as part of the work party crew. Through the Junior Forest Wardens, I have used Evans Lake as the central site to teach children of all ages about forestry, woods travel and ecology. All 4 of my children and most of my step children, have experienced Evans Lake. And more recently my grandchildren come to summer camp. In my 32 year airline career I have used many experiences and lessons learned here at Evans Lake to be promoted. I started as a baggage handler, then load master and using the talents learned at Evans Lake, I was promoted to Senior Lead Instructor / Manpower Planner with Canadian Airlines and then Air Canada.
After retiring from Air Canada, I worked with Contemporary Security in their Communication Operations department during the 2010 Olympics and then again in Toronto during the G8 G20 world conference. I worked for Paladin Security services as a Security Guard for 2 ½ years. I have also worked as a part time caretaker in our Condo apartment complex since 2008.
Over the years, I always wished I could return to work at camp, and here I am now. I spent the first 7 years of my life growing up in a logging camp, so it just makes sense that I will retire from an outdoor forestry camp in 7 years.
SARAH WALKER – FOOD SERVICES MANAGER
T: 604-898-3832 (Camp)
After a year break learning new skills in food services, Sarah is back and most excited to rejoin the Evans Lake team. Sarah has worked for Evans Lake for the past 7 years and is eager to share her love of food with you. When Sarah is not at camp, you can find her trekking all the awesome Squamish back country trails with her favorite four-legged companion Sasha, baking-always baking something, on a beach in Mexico or Hawaii-swimming-snorkelling-
MOLLIE WINTER – PROGRAM MANAGER
T: 604-898-3832 (Camp)
Growing up among the trees in Tiny Township, Ontario, instilled in me a love of nature. I had a magical childhood. Summers were for camping, horseback riding, and pretending to be a Georgian Bay mermaid with my sisters. Winters were for nordic skiing. I trained and raced with Team Hardwood for several years before beginning to share my fascination with our natural and cultural heritage as an interpreter with Huronia Historical Parks and a natural heritage educator with Awenda Provincial Park.
I lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia for several years while completing a combined honours degree in English and creative writing. When I finished my undergraduate degree, I returned to Ontario to coach cross country skiing and make skiing accessible for elementary school students as the Program Coordinator of a skiing in the schoolyard program. Still in love with words and stories, I then studied creative book publishing at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario, before completing my Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. It was during my environmental education class and teaching placements that I realized I want a career that respects and encourages a love of the environment, including helping others forge nature connections. I then worked as the Educational Tourism Program Development Intern at the Elk Lake Eco Centre in northern Ontario, and I am delighted to continue my outdoor education experience in British Columbia.
I am thrilled to be a part of the Evans Lake team, and I especially look forward to helping expand winter educational programs and programs for the general public. I am excited to have fun growing together through programs that encourage discovery and respect our environment.