Trustees

Mariusz Wroblewski
Mariusz is the Western Pacific Program Director for the Wild Salmon Center. He is an award-winning professional fly fishing guide and instructor with experience in both Russia and the United States. He been a trustee for SkeenaWild since 2007.  

Dr. Jim Pojar
As a retired biologist, certified senior ecologist and forester, Jim is a founding director of the Bulkley Valley Research Centre and of the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Studies.  Jim has been a trustee since SkeenaWild’s creation in 2007.

Fred Philpot
As a professional forester, Fred has over 30 years of experience with forestry practices in the Skeena watershed. He has also served on community tables focused on environmental, natural resources, and First Nations topics.  He has been a SkeenaWild trustee since 2012. 

John Ridsdale
John is Hereditary Chief Na’Moks, a member of the Tsayu Clan from the House of Tsa K’ex Yex. He works at the Office of the Wet’suwet’en Natural Resources Department. He also sits on the Wet’suwet’en Unlocking Aboriginal Justice Advisory Board; Child Welfare Advisory Board and the Office of the Wet’suwet’en Executive Committees. He has been a Skeena Wild Trustee since 2016.  

Jack Stanford
Biologist, professor, researcher and published scientific author, Jack’s publications include studies of river ecology, long-term foodweb dynamics. He has served on many national and international science review panels. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a recipient of the Award of Excellence of the Society for Freshwater Science; and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award from the International Society for River Science. He has been a SkeenaWild trustee since 2015.