Kate has been at Cheakamus Centre for nine salmon seasons and looks forward to many more. As Vice Principal her role includes program instruction, designing curriculum, facilitating Outdoor School, Field School and Cultural programs at the Bighouse, and liaising with visiting staff and administrators. Kate has Bachelor degrees in Zoology and Education, as well as a Master of Arts in science and environmental education. Her work in environmental education began at an early age in Alberta, continued to the foothills outside Calgary and to a small island in Howe Sound. As a classroom teacher for more than a decade, she enjoys incorporating environmental education concepts into her lessons. Other passions include marine education and research, photography, rowing, cycle touring and hiking.