Angeline Bristol

Angeline Bristol

Communications Manager →

As the Communications Manager for NRTG, Angeline brings extensive experience in communications and marketing. Before Angeline joined NRTG she worked in top level marketing and sales positions in Toronto and Vancouver for AMEX, Holt Renfrew and Clinique. She has studied business and economics at the university level and in 2012 she received the prestigious National “Cosa Award” for customer service and sales excellence. Most recently she received full certification in Social Media Management from SMP (Social Media Professionals Inc.)

It is this breadth of marketing experience, strong communication skills and a genuine appreciation for people that she applies to her role every day at Natural Resources Training Group. When she’s not planning and implementing social media and marketing strategies for NRTG she likes to enjoy the outdoors with her family or browsing local west coast art galleries.

Most recently, Angeline has been nominated in the 2024 Women of Influence Nanaimo Awards (WIN) for Business Impact! This prestigious recognition is a testament to Angeline’s outstanding contributions and impact in our community and NRTG couldn’t be more proud!

Kristy Callahan

Kristy Callahan

Business Development Manager →

As the Business Development Manager at NRTG Kristy is committed to assisting students and clients with course related questions, sourcing and applying for funding, and coordinating private deliveries to communities all across North America. With a thriving passion for the work that she does, she aims to help other’s dreams become a reality when it comes to working with nature. Having indigenous roots herself brings her closer to the land we all live on and a never-ending urge to protect it.

Her experience in locating and applying for funding with The Nature Conservatory, as well as client account management in a variety of topics from law and security to dental and media, only begins to depict the type of support she provides and the interests she has.

Aside from her professional life she enjoys travelling, spending time with her four children, and going to concerts. She also enjoys taking on challenges and facing her fears – like heights!

Tawanda Chitapi

Tawanda Chitapi

Marketing Database Assistant →

Tawanda is the Marketing Database Assistant at NRTG, specializing in database management, market research, and data analytics. He excels in helping teams interpret vast amounts of data, ensuring strategies are data-driven and effective. Tawanda’s cross-functional collaboration provides valuable insights that shape decision-making processes across NRTG. By streamlining data processes and enhancing analytical capabilities, he significantly contributes to NRTG’s growth and success. When he’s not immersed in data, Tawanda enjoys DJ’ing and playing house music.

Jordan Copestake

Jordan Copestake

Operations Manager →

As Operations Manager, Jordan is always searching for a better way to do things at NRTG. With her experience in change management and digital transformation, she works hard to make our processes as effortless as possible. Jordan’s commitment is to use her knowledge and skills to introduce processes to allow us to deliver high quality education as we change and grow, and to adapt to the world as it changes; she brings tools to allow our instructors and managers focus on the students rather than the processes.. Ensuring our students have a fun and frictionless journey is Jordan’s number one priority.

Jordan left her role at the fastest growing driving school in the UK to relocate to Canada in spring 2023. On top of years of working in operations and customer experience, she’s also undertaking a Masters in Business Administration. It’s this lifelong passion for learning that Jordan shares with our students and ethos here at NRTG. When she’s not working or studying, you’ll find Jordan adventuring around the trails and lakes in the Rockies.

Jaclyn Deacon

Jaclyn Deacon

Amazon Manager →

Jaclyn Deacon As the Amazon Manager for NRTG, Jaclyn brings seven years of experience in administrative roles and over a decade of customer service experience. She has a passion for helping students succeed and her goal is to empower students on their education journey. Jaclyn oversees registration, student progress, and grading within all of our Amazon deliveries to ensure all student needs are being met. Before starting at NRTG Jaclyn was an office administrator working in the film industry in Vancouver. She studied Archaeology at Simon Fraser University and has dreams of visiting Egypt. Outside of work, Jaclyn is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her dog Lily.

Darren Hebert

Darren Hebert

President →

Since 1991, Darren has designed and delivered natural resource-related training programs for more than 21,000 environmental practitioners in North America. As a highly regarded training provider, Darren leads with passion, empathy, and kindness to bring significant value to students, client groups, and industry. In 2016, he launched NRTG and has, with our amazing team, grown and advanced our company into an internationally recognized training organization that delivers world class courses, programs, and services to clients and students located around the world.

On a personal level, Darren is passionate about wildlife and landscape photography, the great outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Anna Jardine

Anna Jardine

Website IT Technician →

As the Website IT Technician at NRTG Anna is the point of contact for anything related to the website and acts as IT support for students and staff. Whether it is adding new courses, helping students access their course materials, or troubleshooting issues… Anna is there to help.

Anna has been a WordPress Web Developer and Designer since 2020. She has worked with notable WordPress educator Julia Taylor of GeekPack® to empower women to learn how to code and build their own web development businesses. Not only does she have the technical skills required for this position, but she also has the educational expertise to break down complex technical jargon into simple steps to effectively assist others.

When she’s not online, Anna can be found spending time with her fiancé, pets, and caring for her garden and houseplants.

Tracy Lewis-McNutt

Tracy Lewis-McNutt

Accounting Assistant →

Tracy is the Finance Assistant at NRTG, bringing knowledge and experience to the financial department. Before joining NRTG she worked with her own family business, doing full cycle accounting. Tracy prioritizes education and continual learning, and so she takes full advantage of upgrading opportunities.

When not sitting at the computer invoicing, answering emails and balancing accounts, she enjoys the outdoors, her horses, farm, family, and friends.

Joeline Lim

Joeline Lim

Program Manager →

As a Program Manager, Joeline applies her expertise in educational pedagogy, online learning standards, and instructional design to develop and implement effective learning strategies that enhance learner engagement across various educational programs. With a Master of Science in Biology, Joeline brings a robust foundation in scientific research and communication to her role, designing accessible, innovative, and interactive learning modules and materials.

Joeline is dedicated to optimizing processes and increasing efficiencies throughout the entire program lifecycle. Her people-first approach reflects NRTG’s commitment to empathy and kindness, and she is passionate about creating transformative learning experiences that drive positive socio-environmental change.

Outside of work, Joeline enjoys exploring new hobbies and interests. From experimenting with new recipes and sewing, to tending her garden and snowshoeing, Joeline believes lifelong learning is a continuous journey that extends beyond the professional sphere.

Sandra Miller

Sandra Miller

Administrative Coordinator →

As our Administrative Coordinator, Sandra is the front line with phone calls, email enquiries, and registration requests; she brings with her many years of customer relations experience. Before Sandra joined NRTG, she developed a long career as a Corporate and Securities paralegal and then ventured off into jobs that brought her joy in the retail sector after leaving the legal world behind. Sandra is empathetic, organized, creative, and a skilled multi-tasker who brings all of that to her day-to-day dealings with our students and staff. When Sandra is not keeping her finger on the pulse of registrations, she can be found creating visual art pieces and spending time with her family.

Sean Mitchell

Sean Mitchell

Program Manager →

Sean has worked in and studied the fields of biology and impact assessment since 1987 and in that time has gained experience in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland working on a broad array of fish and wildlife, from periphyton to moose. His experience has ranged widely from basic fieldwork to experimental biomechanics of crustaceans; from fisheries issues through biogeography, philosophy, and sophisticated data analyses; from forests to the oceans.

Complementing this thirty five years of technical expertise Sean has been teaching and developing courses since 2001, initially at universities before transitioning to NRTG in 2017. In all of his teaching he has focussed on what students need to know in order to do their job better or to enter into the workplace. As an NRTG Program Manager he oversees and participates in new course development, review of existing courses, and organizing delivery of programs, either online or in-person. Sean is also a professional writer and wildlife consultant; these are skills and knowledge he then brings to many of the courses developed.

Aliza Nasir

Aliza Nasir

Digital Marketing Manager →

Aliza Nasir is a passionate Digital Marketing Manager at NRTG, bringing creativity and expertise in communications and marketing to the team. With a strong background as a graphic designer and digital marketer, Aliza’s professional journey has been marked by outstanding achievements in crafting compelling visual content and driving impactful online campaigns.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Aliza finds solace in the world of art and photography. Her love for painting and capturing moments through the lens fuels her creative spirit. When not immersed in the digital realm, you can find her venturing into the woods for invigorating hikes and camping adventures.

With a strong commitment to excellence and a blend of artistic flair and marketing prowess, Aliza strives to make a positive impact in both her professional and personal pursuits.

Gwen Schroeder

Gwen Schroeder

Program Manager / Instructor →

Over the past ten years Gwen has progressed through the fisheries industry from a deck hand on a commercial fishing vessel to running sampling and monitoring programs on BC’s coast. She brings that experience to NRTG in the role of Program Manager. Into this position she incorporates her academic study of ecosystems and biology, and her real-world experience in management and Canada’s aquatic industry, to manage the delivery of our aquatic courses.

Gwen is passionate for the marine environment, injecting this into her daily life with hobbies of surfing, beach walks with her dog, snorkeling in the ocean and rivers, and admiring all the life found in the tidepools of the west coast.

Amanda Stevenato

Amanda Stevenato

Student Care Manager →

As the Student Care Manager at NRTG Amanda is passionate about empowering and guiding students toward their academic and career goals. Her professional journey has been shaped by a commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Amanda brings a wealth of experience working with various groups of students in helping them reach their educational and career goals. Before joining NRTG Amanda had worked with diverse and Indigenous students in Northern Alberta, fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. She also had the privilege of working with vulnerable women in the Alberta shelter system as they transitioned to new work environments providing them with valuable support and guidance during challenging times. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. Beyond her professional life she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her two young daughters.

Caroline Turnbull

Caroline Turnbull

People and Culture Manager →

At NRTG, we know that our people are our most valuable resource. That’s why we place such a strong emphasis on creating a culture that values kindness and empathy. Caroline joins us with years of experience leading HR and Administrative initiatives. She is passionate about building an environment where employees feel appreciated and supported enabling them to reach their full potential. We believe that when our employees are happy and fulfilled, they provide the best possible care for our clients and students.

Prior to joining NRTG Caroline worked in a variety of industries spanning both the corporate world and national heritage sectors in Canada and the UK. She now brings her knowledge and client-oriented expertise to support all at NRTG as our People and Culture Manager and Administrative Manager.

Most recently, Caroline has been nominated in the 2024 Women of Influence Nanaimo Awards (WIN) for Health and Wellness! This prestigious recognition is a testament to Caroline’s outstanding contributions and impact in our community and NRTG couldn’t be more proud!

Angeline Bristol

Communications Manager

As the Communications Manager for NRTG, Angeline brings extensive experience in communications and marketing. Before Angeline joined NRTG she worked in top level marketing and sales positions in Toronto and Vancouver for AMEX, Holt Renfrew and Clinique. She has studied business and economics at the university level and in 2012 she received the prestigious National “Cosa Award” for customer service and sales excellence. Most recently she received full certification in Social Media Management from SMP (Social Media Professionals Inc.)

It is this breadth of marketing experience, strong communication skills and a genuine appreciation for people that she applies to her role every day at Natural Resources Training Group. When she’s not planning and implementing social media and marketing strategies for NRTG she likes to enjoy the outdoors with her family or browsing local west coast art galleries.

Most recently, Angeline has been nominated in the 2024 Women of Influence Nanaimo Awards (WIN) for Business Impact! This prestigious recognition is a testament to Angeline’s outstanding contributions and impact in our community and NRTG couldn’t be more proud!

Kristy Callahan

Business Development Manager

As the Business Development Manager at NRTG Kristy is committed to assisting students and clients with course related questions, sourcing and applying for funding, and coordinating private deliveries to communities all across North America. With a thriving passion for the work that she does, she aims to help other’s dreams become a reality when it comes to working with nature. Having indigenous roots herself brings her closer to the land we all live on and a never-ending urge to protect it.

Her experience in locating and applying for funding with The Nature Conservatory, as well as client account management in a variety of topics from law and security to dental and media, only begins to depict the type of support she provides and the interests she has.

Aside from her professional life she enjoys travelling, spending time with her four children, and going to concerts. She also enjoys taking on challenges and facing her fears – like heights!

Tawanda Chitapi

Marketing Database Assistant

Tawanda is the Marketing Database Assistant at NRTG, specializing in database management, market research, and data analytics. He excels in helping teams interpret vast amounts of data, ensuring strategies are data-driven and effective. Tawanda’s cross-functional collaboration provides valuable insights that shape decision-making processes across NRTG. By streamlining data processes and enhancing analytical capabilities, he significantly contributes to NRTG’s growth and success. When he’s not immersed in data, Tawanda enjoys DJ’ing and playing house music.

Jordan Copestake

Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Jordan is always searching for a better way to do things at NRTG. With her experience in change management and digital transformation, she works hard to make our processes as effortless as possible. Jordan’s commitment is to use her knowledge and skills to introduce processes to allow us to deliver high quality education as we change and grow, and to adapt to the world as it changes; she brings tools to allow our instructors and managers focus on the students rather than the processes.. Ensuring our students have a fun and frictionless journey is Jordan’s number one priority.

Jordan left her role at the fastest growing driving school in the UK to relocate to Canada in spring 2023. On top of years of working in operations and customer experience, she’s also undertaking a Masters in Business Administration. It’s this lifelong passion for learning that Jordan shares with our students and ethos here at NRTG. When she’s not working or studying, you’ll find Jordan adventuring around the trails and lakes in the Rockies.

Jaclyn Deacon

Amazon Manager

As the Amazon Manager for NRTG, Jaclyn brings seven years of experience in administrative roles and over a decade of customer service experience. She has a passion for helping students succeed and her goal is to empower students on their education journey. Jaclyn oversees registration, student progress, and grading within all of our Amazon deliveries to ensure all student needs are being met. Before starting at NRTG Jaclyn was an office administrator working in the film industry in Vancouver. She studied Archaeology at Simon Fraser University and has dreams of visiting Egypt. Outside of work, Jaclyn is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her dog Lily.

Darren Hebert

President

Since 1991, Darren has designed and delivered natural resource-related training programs for more than 21,000 environmental practitioners in North America. As a highly regarded training provider, Darren leads with passion, empathy, and kindness to bring significant value to students, client groups, and industry. In 2016, he launched NRTG and has, with our amazing team, grown and advanced our company into an internationally recognized training organization that delivers world class courses, programs, and services to clients and students located around the world.

On a personal level, Darren is passionate about wildlife and landscape photography, the great outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Anna Jardine

Website IT Technician

As the Website IT Technician at NRTG Anna is the point of contact for anything related to the website and acts as IT support for students and staff. Whether it is adding new courses, helping students access their course materials, or troubleshooting issues… Anna is there to help.

Anna has been a WordPress Web Developer and Designer since 2020. She has worked with notable WordPress educator Julia Taylor of GeekPack® to empower women to learn how to code and build their own web development businesses. Not only does she have the technical skills required for this position, but she also has the educational expertise to break down complex technical jargon into simple steps to effectively assist others.

When she’s not online, Anna can be found spending time with her fiancé, pets, and caring for her garden and houseplants.

Tracy Lewis-McNutt

Accounting Assistant

Tracy is the Finance Assistant at NRTG, bringing knowledge and experience to the financial department. Before joining NRTG she worked with her own family business, doing full cycle accounting. Tracy prioritizes education and continual learning, and so she takes full advantage of upgrading opportunities.

When not sitting at the computer invoicing, answering emails and balancing accounts, she enjoys the outdoors, her horses, farm, family, and friends.

Joeline Lim

Program Manager

As a Program Manager, Joeline applies her expertise in educational pedagogy, online learning standards, and instructional design to develop and implement effective learning strategies that enhance learner engagement across various educational programs. With a Master of Science in Biology, Joeline brings a robust foundation in scientific research and communication to her role, designing accessible, innovative, and interactive learning modules and materials.

Joeline is dedicated to optimizing processes and increasing efficiencies throughout the entire program lifecycle. Her people-first approach reflects NRTG’s commitment to empathy and kindness, and she is passionate about creating transformative learning experiences that drive positive socio-environmental change.

Outside of work, Joeline enjoys exploring new hobbies and interests. From experimenting with new recipes and sewing, to tending her garden and snowshoeing, Joeline believes lifelong learning is a continuous journey that extends beyond the professional sphere.

Sandra Miller

Administrative Coordinator

As our Administrative Coordinator, Sandra is the front line with phone calls, email enquiries, and registration requests; she brings with her many years of customer relations experience. Before Sandra joined NRTG, she developed a long career as a Corporate and Securities paralegal and then ventured off into jobs that brought her joy in the retail sector after leaving the legal world behind. Sandra is empathetic, organized, creative, and a skilled multi-tasker who brings all of that to her day-to-day dealings with our students and staff. When Sandra is not keeping her finger on the pulse of registrations, she can be found creating visual art pieces and spending time with her family.

Sean Mitchell

Program Manager

Sean has worked in and studied the fields of biology and impact assessment since 1987 and in that time has gained experience in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland working on a broad array of fish and wildlife, from periphyton to moose. His experience has ranged widely from basic fieldwork to experimental biomechanics of crustaceans; from fisheries issues through biogeography, philosophy, and sophisticated data analyses; from forests to the oceans.

Complementing this thirty five years of technical expertise Sean has been teaching and developing courses since 2001, initially at universities before transitioning to NRTG in 2017. In all of his teaching he has focussed on what students need to know in order to do their job better or to enter into the workplace. As an NRTG Program Manager he oversees and participates in new course development, review of existing courses, and organizing delivery of programs, either online or in-person. Sean is also a professional writer and wildlife consultant; these are skills and knowledge he then brings to many of the courses developed.

Aliza Nasir

Digital Marketing Manager

Aliza Nasir is a passionate Digital Marketing Manager at NRTG, bringing creativity and expertise in communications and marketing to the team. With a strong background as a graphic designer and digital marketer, Aliza’s professional journey has been marked by outstanding achievements in crafting compelling visual content and driving impactful online campaigns.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Aliza finds solace in the world of art and photography. Her love for painting and capturing moments through the lens fuels her creative spirit. When not immersed in the digital realm, you can find her venturing into the woods for invigorating hikes and camping adventures.

With a strong commitment to excellence and a blend of artistic flair and marketing prowess, Aliza strives to make a positive impact in both her professional and personal pursuits.

Gwen Schroeder

Program Manager / Instructor

Over the past ten years Gwen has progressed through the fisheries industry from a deck hand on a commercial fishing vessel to running sampling and monitoring programs on BC’s coast. She brings that experience to NRTG in the role of Program Manager. Into this position she incorporates her academic study of ecosystems and biology, and her real-world experience in management and Canada’s aquatic industry, to manage the delivery of our aquatic courses.

Gwen is passionate for the marine environment, injecting this into her daily life with hobbies of surfing, beach walks with her dog, snorkeling in the ocean and rivers, and admiring all the life found in the tidepools of the west coast.

Amanda Stevenato

Student Care Manager

As the Student Care Manager at NRTG Amanda is passionate about empowering and guiding students toward their academic and career goals. Her professional journey has been shaped by a commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Amanda brings a wealth of experience working with various groups of students in helping them reach their educational and career goals. Before joining NRTG Amanda had worked with diverse and Indigenous students in Northern Alberta, fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. She also had the privilege of working with vulnerable women in the Alberta shelter system as they transitioned to new work environments providing them with valuable support and guidance during challenging times. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. Beyond her professional life she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her two young daughters.

Caroline Turnbull

People and Culture Manager

At NRTG, we know that our people are our most valuable resource. That’s why we place such a strong emphasis on creating a culture that values kindness and empathy. Caroline joins us with years of experience leading HR and Administrative initiatives. She is passionate about building an environment where employees feel appreciated and supported enabling them to reach their full potential. We believe that when our employees are happy and fulfilled, they provide the best possible care for our clients and students.

Prior to joining NRTG Caroline worked in a variety of industries spanning both the corporate world and national heritage sectors in Canada and the UK. She now brings her knowledge and client-oriented expertise to support all at NRTG as our People and Culture Manager and Administrative Manager.

Most recently, Caroline has been nominated in the 2024 Women of Influence Nanaimo Awards (WIN) for Health and Wellness! This prestigious recognition is a testament to Caroline’s outstanding contributions and impact in our community and NRTG couldn’t be more proud!