TJ Watt

Campaigner & Photographer

TJ is the Co-Founder, Campaigner, and Photographer of the Ancient Forest Alliance. Combining his passion for conservation with professional photography, TJ works to shed light on BC’s endangered ancient forests in an effort to help see them saved. An avid ‘big-tree hunter’, you’ll find him driving rough backroads and exploring remote regions of Vancouver Island in search of […]

Joan Varley

Administrative Director

Joan has been growing in the understory of the AFA since 2012 as the Administrative Director where her knowledge and skills of bookkeeping and office management compliment her love of all things natural and passion to preserve big old trees and the intricate habitat that they are a part of.  From operating a children’s consignment […]

Andrea Inness


Originally from southern Vancouver and Thetis Islands, with a passion for wild places and the creatures in them, Andrea works to protect our most outstanding and endangered landscapes through collaboration, communication, and advocacy. Before joining the Ancient Forest Alliance in 2017, Andrea worked at state and local governments in Brisbane, Australia, conducting community engagement and […]

Tiara Dhenin

Administration & Development Assistant

Tiara has never been one to be kept indoors. Growing up in northern BC, she found herself snowboarding down mountainsides during the winter and climbing up them during warmer months. Curious about other corners of BC, she moved to Victoria after completing her undergrad in International Studies and Development & Sustainability at Simon Fraser University. Fascinated […]

Amanda Evans

Victoria Canvass Director

Amanda Evans has been the Canvass Director for the Victoria’s canvass “Tree Team” for nearly 5 years. She believes that connecting with the community face-to-face is a key way to raise awareness and to give people an opportunity to support the important campaigns of the Ancient Forest Alliance. Originally from Toronto, Amanda moved to BC […]

Morgan Wheeler

Vancouver Canvass Director

Morgan has been drawn to the natural environment and how we interact with it since her upbringing in the forests and rivers of Treaty 8 Cree Territory (Northern Alberta). From experiencing life and the awe-inspiring landscapes across Turtle Island to studying Environmental Geoscience & Geomatics and working in various private and public sectors, she has […]

Jenny Tan

Public Engagement Officer

Jenny Tan manages AFA’s engagement with non-traditional allies, reaching out to diverse groups such as businesses, chambers of commerce, unions, recreation groups, and faith groups about old-growth forest protection. Jenny has worked in journalism, digital marketing, advertising, and political consulting and speaks three languages. When Jenny isn’t talking to people about BC’s magnificent ancient forests, […]

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