Gwen’s first experience with fisheries was during her travels in Australia where she worked in the commercial and sport fisheries. After traveling, Gwen returned to Canada to fishing her studies at the University of Victoria. She Graduated in 2016 with Bachelor of Arts in geography, concentrating in sustainable development.
Gwen then moved to the West Coast of Vancouver Island and pursued her interests in resource management, biology, and fisheries by becoming the assistant port supervisor for Archipelago Marine Research in Ucluelet. She remained in this position for two years, working as assistant, dockside monitor, and electronic monitoring technician.
In 2019, Gwen had the opportunity to join the Ecotrust Canada team and work with the T’aaq-wiihak Fishery. Gwen is currently working as the Deployment Coordinator for T’aaq-wiihak Fishery in Tofino. She coordinates dockside monitoring for T’aaq-wiihak Fisheries in Tofino and Zeballos.
In her downtime Gwen makes the most of West Coast living by looking for a wave to surf, taking her dog for a hike, or enjoying a fire, book, and cup of tea.