Sheila Campbell, Executive Director

Sheila Campbell is an accomplished professional in the fields of recreation, tourism, and conservation. Motivated by a love of the outdoors, Sheila started her career working in outdoor education and recreation programming, and as a hiking and biking vacation guide in Japan, India, and the Canadian Rockies. On completing her M.A. in Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Alberta, Sheila worked in tourism policy, planning, and development with the Alberta government before joining Alberta Conservation Association in community and corporate partnerships and communications. She is inspired by the conservation community’s commitment to fish, wildlife, and habitat and connecting people of all ages and backgrounds with the natural world. Sheila continues to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Hike, bike, paddle, hunt, fish, ski—she enjoys whatever takes her outside.

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Rebecca Ellis, Conservation Manager

Rebecca grew up in Edmonton and has experience with several non-profits, including the Nature Conservancy of Canada and A Rocha, plus government work with the Canadian Wildlife Service and the City of Edmonton. She has been involved in stewarding natural areas, developing monitoring programs and providing public environmental education. She received her BSc in Environmental Studies from The King’s University in Edmonton and her Master of Environmental Management from the University of Queensland, Australia. Rebecca manages EALT's Conservation Lands.

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Meghan Jacklin, Conservation Coordinator

Meghan was raised in the Edmonton area and has a passion for all things nature, especially birds. After finishing her BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences from the University of Alberta, she worked for the not-for-profit Beaverhill Bird Observatory for three years doing biology fieldwork and education outreach. Before that, she worked for Project EMEND, several environmental labs at the University of Alberta, and the Royal Tyrell Museum. She has an interest in protecting wild places and creating a connection between nature and people. Meghan works on the stewardship of EALT's Conservation Lands, volunteer coordination, and outreach events.

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Nikki Paskar, Conservation Coordinator

Fueled by a long-standing passion for nature, Nikki recently completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Science from the University of Alberta. Nikki has experience in protected area conservation, ecological monitoring, and wildlife research, and has been deeply involved in the local environmental community for many years. She has worked for a variety of non-profit organizations, research labs, and government agencies, including Parks Canada, CPAWS, WildNorth, the Beaverhill Bird Observatory, and the Kluane Red Squirrel Project. At EALT, Nikki works to steward our conservation lands, coordinate outreach and volunteer events, and manage social media.


Michelle Holland, Stewardship Assistant

Michelle is a born and raised Edmontonian with a passion for exploring the outdoors and connecting people to nature. She has recently obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from MacEwan University, which adds to her technical diploma from NAIT in Biological Sciences. She has worked extensively within the fields of environmental education and conservation, mainly with the City of Edmonton and Alberta Parks. 


Emilia Housch, Stewardship Intern

Emilia is a fourth year student at the University of Alberta studying Earth and Environmental Science, majoring in Conservation Biology. She is very excited to have the opportunity to work at the Edmonton and Area Land Trust as her first Field Job! During the summer Emilia will be joining EALT as a Stewardship Intern. 


Alana Tollenaar, Community Engagement Intern

Alana is a fourth-year student in the Environmental and Conservation Sciences program at the University of Alberta. She has a passion for plants and fungi, and an interest in studying the interactions between humans and nature. She has been involved with a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary Society, Girl Guides of Canada, and Nature Alberta. This is her third year working with EALT, and she is looking forward to connecting with members of the Edmonton and Area community throughout the summer!