David Steele is a molecular biologist retired in 2013 from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He has also held faculty positions at Cornell and Queen’s Universities.
Dr. Steele has been Earthsave Canada’s President since 2009. He is a frequent public speaker and a regular contributor to Earthsave Canada's publications. He is also an occasional contributor to various other publications.
Robert Sugimoto works as a Director of Operations with a major fortune 500 Corporation with responsibilities that span across Canada. His background includes 20+ years in the corporate environment in the telecommunications, manufacturing, strategic management and print industries. Rob’s responsibilities include Operations, Finance, HR Management, Marketing and Reprographics. Rob is not only our treasurer and office liaise, but also our front ‘runner’ in the Scotiabank charity challenge!
Lesley Fox has been involved in the non-profit sector for over a decade. She is a certified Humane Education Specialist through the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (NAHEE), and graduated with honours from the British Columbia Institute for Humane Education (BCIT) in both Public Relations and Marketing Communications.
Her recent achievements include lobbying various municipalities to adopt anti-trapping bylaws and working with the BC Ministry of Education to have animal issues included in school curriculum. She is currently the Executive Director for The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals.
Peter has been a volunteer since 2010, our Secretary since early 2014 and has been responsible for the admin and day-to-day running of Earthsave since August, 2014.
Peter is also responsible for keeping our VegDirectory updated online, in print and our handy mobile apps.
Outside of his Earthsave volunteering commitments, Peter works full time for The Vancouver Out On Screen Film and Video Society as Finance and Operations Manager as well as working for a variety of arts festivals around Vancouver.
An active parent to two young children, Kyle and his wife (a vegan chef) believe that their plant-powered lifestyle is important role modelling, instilling their family with the values of compassion, as well as environmental and social responsibility.
As a vegan parent Kyle feels able to empower his children to choose healthy plant-based whole foods, while building a healthier and happier world for all beings. In volunteering for Earthsave, Kyle hopes to set a lifelong example, sharing the importance and ethical consequences of our food choices with his family, friends, and community.
Kyle has many years’ experience working for a small local community based business. Kyle also volunteers within his co-op housing community and for his children's local school and district.
Our IT director works for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver as an IT Assistant Manager for Operations and Service. He previously worked for Kodak Canada, Dell Ireland and IBM USA and has a wide experience as Project and Team Manager. His roles with Earthsave Canada have included Vice President and Director of Memberships.
He recently graduated as a Master of Arts in Environment and Management from the Royal Roads University in Victoria and was honoured with the Royal Roads University Founders' Award for having best exemplified the qualities of leadership, sustainability and personal development amongst his graduating cohort.
Volker is active in the animal rights scene, committed to walk the talk.