Jenny Feick: A keen naturalist, Jenny has a BSc in environmental biology with a minor in physical geography; a
Masters in Environmental Science, and a PhD in natural resource geography; all from the University of Calgary.
During her 25-year coast to coast career with Parks Canada, she worked as a park naturalist in Mount Revelstoke & Glacier, Waterton Lakes, and Kootenay national parks, and then other positions in planning, research and management in Western and Atlantic regions. From 2000-2012, she managed various programs for the BC Ministry of Environment including habitat protection, terrestrial ecosystem science, stewardship outreach, climate change adaptation for nature, and environmental policy. She retired in 2012, founding Nature Wise Consulting and Nature Wise Yoga. She now lives in Invermere where she and her husband Ian Hatter enjoy exploring the Columbia valley and surrounding mountains.
Ian Hatter: Ian Hatter has a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Resources from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria. He worked for the BC Fish and Wildlife Branch as a wildlife biologist from 1984–2007, and as a wildlife manager from 2007–2015. As a manager he supervised the province-wide wildlife management program for B.C. Ian’s work experience has primarily involved ungulate inventory and wildlife management. His expertise lies in the field of ungulate population dynamics and modelling. After his retirement in 2015, Ian joined his wife with Nature Wise Consulting and completed a number of wildlife contracts. Before moving from Victoria to Invermere in 2021, Ian was a member of the Victoria Natural History Society. His outdoor interests include hiking, camping, kayaking and bird watching. As Ian is a relative newcomer to the Columbia Valley, he is still on a steep learning curve regarding the natural history of this amazing area. This is Ian’s first year with the Wings over the Rockies Festival, and he is excited to be part of this event." string(6) "Leader" string(83) "https://wingsovertherockies.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Jenny-and-Ian-scaled.jpg"