Racheal is a community economic development professional with nearly 15 years of experience launching, managing, and implementing fisheries programs in the Indigenous, public, private, and non-profit sectors. Racheal has been with Ecotrust Canada on and off over the years since 2011, and is currently the Director of the Community Fisheries Initiative, where she leads the organization’s fisheries policy, planning, and monitoring work.
When she wasn’t working for Ecotrust Canada, Racheal worked at a number of fisheries-focused organizations, such as the BC First Nations Fisheries Council, the Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative Business Development Team, and Archipelago Marine Research. She also spent time as the harbour manager for the commercial docks in Port Hardy, BC, where she was born and raised. Racheal holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a focus on fisheries, as well as a certificate in Community Economic Development from Simon Fraser University. When she’s not at work, Racheal enjoys road trips with her family, working in her garden, and hitting up the occasional karaoke night.