The work that we can achieve in the Pacific Rim Chapter will grow stronger with every volunteer that joins the crew. The best way to get involved is to come to an event, public meet up, or have a look at our calendar HERE. You can also join our Facebook page HERE to stay updated. Check out how to be involved HERE. Thank you to everyone interested in being part of our team.
Michelle has been with Surfrider Foundation since September 2015, rebirthing the Pacific Rim chapter as Chair, and now maintains the lead and sustainability as Chair, and Regional Support, sitting on the board of Directors for Surfrider Canada. She brings together the chapters for British Columbia, and is capable of making change happen through positive action and education, and of course she has the sweat and determination to do it all. She gets the job done, when she says she will, even with her funny accent. She is at her best when playing in the ocean, chasing her pup on the beach, watching birds whilst drinking tea, reading books in a hammock and being with people she loves (eating chocolate).
Kelby Morris volunteers as Vice Chair for the chapter, as well as leading the Stitch n Beach program, as part of the Rise Against Plastic program. Kelby was born and raised along the coast of Southern Africa, and is still adjusting to the cold west coast waters, so spends her time scanning the shoreline for debris, waiting for the warmer summer waters to roll in. With her father working in the shipping industry, she spent some time travelling between busy shipping ports and has witnessed human impacts along many ‘pristine’ coastlines. Kelby has a degree in Fashion and Textiles and after working in the industry and learning the negative aspects of fashion, she now concentrates on finding sustainable solutions to minimize her impacts and help others where she can. As well as taking part in Surfrider remote clean ups, Kelby host the Stitch n Beach groups in Tofino and Ucluelet and we are so lucky to have her support the BYOB campaign! If you would like to join the group, click here, or get in touch with Kelby directly, we are always looking for material donations and skills!
This guy! Clint originally joined our crew as support and quickly proved to be a very valuable and solid crew member, providing support across all operations from beach clean ups, promotions, heavy lifting, surf events and collecting the butts (from the HOTYB program!!!) If you need help, this is your guy! He has now taken on the very important role of managing all of the financial needs for the campaigns and projects for the chapter, ensuring financial stability and security of the chapters operations.
Connor grew up in the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s traditional territory, in Say Nuth Khaw Yum Provincial Park, better known as Indian Arm, North Vancouver. As a youngster, Connor fell in love with the environment through exploring the Salish Sea, competing in Freestyle Skiing all around B.C., and eventually became enamoured with surfing in the PNW. While attending UVic, he discovered a passion for understanding and acting upon the interconnection of human health and ecosystem health. He believes that real social and environmental change begin with individual people’s awareness, and are achieved through all communities working, learning, and expressing their diversity, together. Connor sits on our Board as Secretary. You can also find him leading beach clean ups, playing in the waves, and giving you a big ‘ol friendly holler when you make your drop in.
Volunteer Coordinator Lead
Chantal Kerr is Ucluelet and Tofino’s biggest fan. Falling in love with the area during her first visit in 2007, she knew this is where she would one day call home. After moving from Squamish, B.C. to Ukee in 2016, with her husband Dave and dog Yukie (yes, it’s pronounced Ukee), Chantal realized that helping protect this area she’s so passionate about is crucial to ensure generations to come can enjoy its natural beauty as well. When Chantal isn’t surfing, you can find her working on her other passion, marketing and advertising for a world-wide travel company. Experience with projects from her career such as brand marketing, events, local community marketing and marketing training will be brought into her position with Surfrider as the Ucluelet Volunteer Coordinator Lead, and voting member on the Executive Committee. You’ll be able to find Chantal on many Surfrider projects such as beach clean ups, Stitch and Beach group and other community campaigns ready to help and high five every step of the way!