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The beauty, natural significance and variety of habitats found in the Columbia Valley attract many biologists, naturalists and conservationists who work to understand and preserve our natural ecosystems. Wings Over the Rockies has traditionally depended on the expertise of such people to make presentations and lead field trips through the wetlands, lakes, grasslands, and forests flanking the Columbia River. There are also local enthusiasts who have devoted years to observing birds and have gained an impressive expertise in birding. Our trip leaders and presenters contribute their time, energy and knowledge in their desire to educate and instill an appreciation for nature. Thanks to these dedicated volunteers!

This list is of the 2019 Presenters & Field Trip Leaders

Click on a name to read the biography of a presenter or trip leader.


  • Alison Bell
  • Bob Sandford
  • Cam Gillies
  • Chris Bosman
  • David Bird
  • Dr. Rod Martin
  • Dr. Tony Clevenger
  • Laval St. Germain
  • Lisa Buckley
  • Paddling Film Festival World Tour
  • Richard T. McCrea
  • Ross MacDonald
  • Wes Olson


  • A Bar Z Trail Rides
  • Andrea Petzold
  • Ben Mitchell-Banks
  • Bob Parsons
  • Bob Walker
  • Brian Feeney
  • Brian Wesley
  • Columbia River Paddle
  • David Zehnder
  • Dean Nicholson
  • Dianne Cooper
  • Don Delaney
  • Dr. Shelley Alexander
  • Edible Acres, Cafe and Widerberry Nursery
  • Fairmont Hot Springs
  • Gretchen Whetham
  • Jessie Paloposki
  • Jo Ellen Floer
  • John Zehnder
  • Kalista Pruden
  • Katherine McGlynn
  • Kent Kebe
  • Kicking Horse Coffee
  • Ktunaxa People
  • Lake Windermere Ambassadors
  • Leigh Anne Isaac
  • Max Fanderl
  • Michael den Otter
  • Museum Invermere
  • Natalie Forrest
  • Nick Bartok
  • Pat Bavin
  • Patrick Carrick
  • Patrick Tolchard
  • Penny Powers
  • Randy Harris
  • Raptor Rehabilitation
  • Richard Klafki
  • Rob Hadlow
  • Ron Grams
  • Shannon McGinty
  • Sherry Dewey
  • Students of the Headwaters Project
  • Taynton Bay Spirits
  • The Columbia Lake Stewardship Society & Nancy Wilson
  • Zipline Adventures