Our Staff

MEET OUR PEOPLE

Throughout the year, Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador hires dozens of youth through Green Team, ECHO, Internship, and Climate Change programming. The team below are the folks who coordinate all things CCNL.
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Darren Feltham

Executive Director

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 Darren is currently the Executive Director with Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador. In this role, he is responsible for leading and developing strong partnerships and funding relationships with government departments, corporations, agencies and community organizations. Darren holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Acadia University and has over 20 years experience working in the environmental sector, including work with such groups as Parks Canada, Environment Canada and the Western Newfoundland Model Forest. Darren has held the positions of Regional Supervisor, Project Officer and Program Manager, and Director of Programs with Conservation Corps. In his current role as Executive Director, Darren is able to combine his diverse skills as a professional manager, leader, biologist, trainer/facilitator, and program developer, as well as advocate our province's youth, environmental, and cultural resources.

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Megan Stuckless

Programs Manager

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Megan Stuckless began working with CCNL in 2007 and her appreciation for the cultural and environmental well-being of our beautiful province, as well as the as the not for profit sector, has grown with each passing year. As the current Programs Manager she finds great value in being able to support and advance the goals of the organization. Being a mother and working with youth inspires her to continue working toward sustainability and cultural and environmental integrity for those to come.

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Heather Boland

Finance & Office Manager

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With a genuine passion for budgets, financials and reconciliations, Heather Boland embraces the role of Finance and Office Manager with Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL). Heather ensures financial reporting compliance on all funding, maintains quarterly budgeting for all projects, processes payroll and accounts payable/receivable and maintains all financial records throughout the year in preparation for the annual year-end audit. Heather has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and has over 9 years’ experience working in the accounting industry. Prior to joining the CCNL Team in 2015 she gained diverse and exceptional experience working in public accounting firms serving clients in manufacturing, construction, retail and charities/non-profits. When Heather doesn’t have her head in the books, she is likely found enjoying time with her two children, Nathan and Sadie. Heather loves to embrace the outdoors in every season through ice fishing, kayaking, hiking, swimming in the pond and berry picking

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Natalie Dignam

Communications & Education Outreach Coordinator

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Natalie has a background in communications, heritage and radio. She loves getting out from behind the screen to connect with people and communities about CCNL's programs and projects, from climate change education to trail work. Natalie graduated with her M.A. in Folklore from Memorial University, and has worked with Heritage NL, CHMR 93.5 FM, and Memorial University on various community-based cultural projects. She is a Massachusetts native who earned her B.A. at St. Lawrence College in Upstate New York before moving to NL. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and running

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Meghan Hollett

Programs Coordinator

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Dynamic. Energized. Informed – some of the reasons why Meghan fits well with CCNL. Having worked with community organizations both provincially and nationally Meghan is back to work with Conservation Corps NL once again. She has worked with the Green Team program in multiple capacities as well as the Climate Change Education Centre.

With a passion for working with youth and a keen interest in community and culture, Meghan is at home with CCNL!

Beyond her work with CCNL, Meghan is an enthusiastic patron of the arts & enjoys being active outdoors.

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Piers Evans

Municipal Sustainability Coordinator

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Piers works with small and rural municipalities to develop asset management programs to improve organisational efficiency and sustainability. This work brings climate change related risks to municipal infrastructure, current and projected landscape hazards, and green infrastructure benefits into the asset management planning process in order to build capacity in small communities to withstand future challenges. Piers has a keen interest in local and regional sustainability, and the ways in which climate change will shape Newfoundland and Labrador’s communities, economy, and ecology.

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Benjamin Piercey

Regional Supervisor - Zone 1

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With an interest in people, cultures, and the law, Ben graduated Memorial University in 2018 with an Undergraduate Degree, majoring in Sociology and Law & Society.
Ben has worked with CCNL since the beginning of 2019, working with the READY Program, Green Team Program, and as part of the Climate Change Education Centre team.
Outside of work, Ben enjoys spending time outdoors and walking his over-excited Golden Retriever, Tanner.

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Shelby Beals

Regional Supervisor - Zone 2

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Upon graduation, Shelby took time to travel the globe developing her interest in communication regarding the environment. She has lived in a tent, hiked the Himalayas, cycled through countries and guided thousands of people across the Athabasca Glacier in this pursuit. Her endeavours have solidified her passion for working with people and pointed her compass toward sustainable environmental management. This will be Shelby’s first season with CCNL! She’s excited for the opportunity to work with the Green Team program in conjunction with Community Partners to make their visions a reality!

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Jenn Reid

Regional Supervisor - Zone 3

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Returning to the Green Team Program, this is Jenn’s second summer as the Regional Supervisor for Zone 3. Calling Central “home,” this summer she has 6 teams ranging across the island (Marystown, Fogo Island, Lewisporte, Baie Verte, Roddickton-Bide Arm, and St. Anthony). Jenn is exceptionally excited to be working in partnership with the Conservation Corps, it’s staff, communities (both new and returning), as well as youth from all over Newfoundland and Labrador again this year.

Currently enrolled in The Primary-Elementary STEM program at Memorial University, Jenn plans to one day become a Mental Health Counsellor for individuals of all ages. She is looking forward to what will likely be (as with all things 2020) a very different Green Team season - she can’t wait to see the incredible work that all of this year’s teams will be completing in the coming weeks. Hoping everyone has a safe and relaxing summer!

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Samantha Young

Regional Supervisor - Zone 4

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Samantha is so excited to be working with CCNL over this coming summer. When she is not working as Western Regional Supervisor she is working on her Masters in
Environmental Policy and has a passion for Newfoundland food security and local self-sufficiency. She has a passion for the environment and sharing her love of the outdoors with everyone she meets!