The husband and wife team of Joan Gallaway and Brian Wesley bring a wealth of experience to the Valley. Joan has a Masters of Geomorphology, completing her thesis in 2006 on the effects of the 2003 Fire in Kootenay Park. She remains engaged with research efforts in nature, in recent years undertaking a survey of water craft traffic on some local reaches of the Columbia River. Brian is an avid and knowledgeable local birder and has completed many bird surveys since their move full time to the Valley in 2012. Both are hikers, kayakers, skiers, snowshoers – they enjoy time in the outdoors in all seasons." string(9) "Presenter" string(147) "https://www.wingsovertherockies.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2020-07-22-Joan-Gallaway-and-Brian-Wesley-Brewer-Mountain-ridge-East-Kootenay-BC.jpg"