Ecology Action Centre

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Membership Team

Meet our Membership Team!

You may have met one of these friendly, blue vest clad individuals on the street or at your door. Our Membership Team members are an integral part of our organization. Since 2011, they have increased our profile in the community while securing needed resources for our centre.

They're passionate and knowledgeable about Nova Scotia's environment and the Ecology Action Centre's work, and are always excited to meet anyone who wants to chat or ask questions about it.

Here's a little more about the individuals who make up this dynamic team!

Dana LipnickiDana Lipnicki
Membership Coordinator

Dana Lipnicki is the Membership Coordinator for the Ecology Action Centre. Hailing from Guelph, Ontario, she has now called Halifax home for over 8 years. She loves to go hiking with her dog in the forest and experiment with local food to create new recipes. Dana is passionate about the strong sense of community in Nova Scotia and is committed to encouraging its abundance.


Rowan SwainRowan Swain
Membership Relations Officer

Rowan moved to Nova Scotia from New Brunswick for school, and shortly after graduation began working in Fundraising and Membership for various local and international Non Profits. He started at the Centre in 2012 as a part of the street canvassing team, and has had the opportunity to interact with our members in a variety of functions ever since. When he’s not speaking with our members, Rowan can often be found hiking, camping, writing, canoeing, or performing around the Maritimes with his band The Barrowdowns.



SarahHope Perez
Membership Relations Officer

Hope grew up in beautiful Vermont, and now calls Halifax her home. She has recently graduated from Dalhousie's Environmental Sustainability program, and has a strong passion for the natural world. Hope has been a tree planter for 3 years and has volunteered at BIO, Common Roots Urban Farm, and Market Fresh Nova Scotia. Hope began as a canvasser at the Ecology Action Centre and enjoys speaking to our members face-to-face, through email as well as on the phone.



Julia McKaigJulia McKaig
Canvasser Supervisor - Door Team

After years of simultaneously acquiring an honours degree in International Development Studies/ Anthropology and travelling the world, Julia has decided to settle down and focus on her home community in Nova Scotia. Julia is passionate about stimulating local green economies in creative ways and encourages others to get on board by becoming members of the EAC. Her favourite hobbies include; observing nature, taking pictures, dancing and talking endlessly about anything and everything!



Julia McKaigMichelle Moraitis
Membership Crew Leader - Street Team

Michelle spent most of her time outdoors growing up, and has enjoyed hiking, swimming, camping and canoeing. This has fostered her passion for environmental conservation. Michelle has been canvassing on our team since July 2016 and really enjoys getting to connect with different people across the province! She has had the opportunity to have meaningful experiences volunteering with the South House, the Dalhousie community garden, and Pride events in both Toronto and Halifax. When she's not canvassing for the Ecology Action Centre, you can find her covered in glitter, performing with her band The Juice Girls.




Julia McKaigBlake Cutter
Street Canvasser 

New to the Membership Team this April, Blake originally hails from Colorado. He studied International Development and Political Science at the University of Denver, and is very passionate about wilderness in this province and beyond. Blake is looking forward to getting to know Nova Scotia better this summer, so give him a warm Maritime welcome when you see him!





Julia McKaigKristen Lavallee
Door Canvasser 

Newly returned to the canvass team this April, Kristen has canvassed for the EAC for over a year! A woman of many talents and interests, Kristen in a certified yoga instructor, dog whisperer and dance master! She radiates joy and can often be found climbing trees, playing her ukelele or making friends! 






SarahSimone Hogeveen

Street Canvasser

Simone is a recent music graduate from Dalhousie University, and started working at the EAC at the end of April! She is an aspiring opera singer, enjoys biking around the city and checking out live music. She also plays the drums and can be found smiling pretty much all of the time!





Julia McKaigKelsey Power
Street Canvasser 

New to the Membership Team this April!






Julia McKaig

Sahara May 
Street Canvasser 

New to the Canvass Team this May!







Stephanie Miller
Door Canvasser 

New to the Membership Team this May!






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