Jim McIsaac – Executive Director


Jim worked in the commercial fishery for over 20 years before coming to work for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation in 2004. He is driven by his passion for the B.C. coast and has been involved in pollution prevention, habitat protection and sustainability of fisheries in his work with the foundation. He led the development of our OceanSmart program, works within regional and national pollution prevention processes, and is involved in fisheries research and marine planning, management and governance.

Jim can be reached at: jim (at) bucksuzuki (dot) org

Alaina Pyde - North Coast Campaigner

Alaina’s passion for the marine environment and coast began as a kid, she has fond memories of visiting family in Prince Rupert during the summers. Ultimately this is what led her to receive a B.Sc. in Marine Biology from the University of New Brunswick where she has done independent research specifically within the lobster fishery. She also has field experience in the Pacific Northwest as she is a certified at sea observer and has completed two dungeness crab biosampling trips in Hecate Strait. Alaina is excited to apply the concepts she learned in school to the B.C. coast and its unique ecosystem.

Alaina can be reached at: alaina (at) bucksuzuki (dot) org

Hannah Fiegenbaum - Communications Manager

Hannah grew up on the east coast in the state of Massachusetts. Her interest in the diversity of ocean life brought her to UBC where she earned a B.Sc. in Biology. After completing her degree her focus was set on fostering links between conservation and social justice. She has directed programming and communications for community lead cycling organizations in Vancouver. She has also had the pleasure of sharing the beauty of the BC coast with hundreds of visitors as a marine naturalist. Hannah is passionate about sharing the work of the organization, and the stories of our coastal communities with the world.

Hannah can be reached at: hannah (at) bucksuzuki (dot) org