Connecting People to Nature
John’s fascination with wildlife and the natural environment has led him down many paths over his lifetime. As President of OASES, John hopes to see the development of a conservation centre in the Victoria, BC area that can serve to better connect people with nature.
Steve is currently employed by the World Parrot Trust as their Director of Operations. In his spare time, he is an amateur wildlife photographer whose photos have been published internationally in magazines, books and calendars.
Waseem is currently employed with Megson Fitzpatrick Insurance and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Political Science at the University of Victoria, and has enjoyed studying and being around wildlife since childhood.
Desi is currently employed by the World Parrot Trust as Online Editor. She grew up loving animals — rabbits, cats, horses and the occasional rescued kestrel were her boon companions. In university she studied biology and other sciences, graduating with a diploma in Animal Health Technology from Thompson Rivers University.