"We're mobilizing the music industry to speak up for the environmental realities of our time and the solutions to overcome them!"
- Daniel Kingsbury
Board of Directors
Sharon Belanger | Board Member
Sharon is an accomplished graphic designer with more than 25 years of experience. Before founding Belanger Design Studio in 2000, she worked as a senior designer at Jager Design Inc., Kent Allan Design Studios and at Marksmann Communications in Sydney, Australia. Her passion for protecting the environment has led her to lend her design skills to many projects that educate the public about, and advocate for composting, recycling, air quality, and water conservation.
Steve Robins | Board Member
Steve is a former print magazine publisher who reintentioned his career into the tech and digital universe. Steve has sat on the Board of Directors and Foundation of a Private High School and College and chaired numerous committees. As a practicing mentor, Steve is passionate about inter-generational collaborations. An avid meditation, yoga and Pilates practitioner, as well as a Sensei in Budokon, he keeps focused on his health and well-being. Steve is compelled and determined to contribute to environmental solutions that make a difference.
Bronia Kingsbury | Board Member
Bronia has been involved with The Jellyfish Project since its inception in 2011. She has a profound appreciation for the natural world and the arts. As an environmentalist and artist, she uses the landscape as her palette. She is an ardent gardener of flowers and food, and a long-time community volunteer.
Robbie McFarland | Board Member
Robbie is a CPA and works as the Financial Controller for a Tech Company in Vancouver. He grew up on the Sunshine Coast where his love of nature took shape among the ocean and the trees. He has had a couple of profound moments impact his life and lead him towards environmentalism. The first was in 2006 when he saw Al Gore's documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth," and the second was in 2012 when he saw Mindil Beach present the Jellyfish Project live to students in a Toronto High School. He hopes to help influence businesses to use more sustainable practices in order to create a better future for everyone.
Laura Mitic | Board Member
With the band Carmanah, Laura is an active musician and presenter on behalf of The Jellyfish Project, visiting roughly 80 schools so far. Laura earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria in 2012. As a touring musician, animal lover, gardener and environmental advocate she loves finding ways to live an alternative and more sustainable lifestyle.
Mark Neufeld | Board Member
Mark Neufeld comes from four generations of teachers and has been an educator for 27 years. He is one of the founders of the Institute for Global Solutions (IGS) at Claremont Secondary School. The IGS program teaches grades 9 to 12 students about the most pressing problems facing our world today while equipping them with the skills they require, through community partnerships, to create solution-based initiatives within their own communities and abroad. Mark holds a MSc. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Victoria through the Centre for Earth and Ocean Sciences, with a focus on helping young people take on the most pressing challenges of the world in a way that’s authentic but hopeful.
Naomi Fleschhut | Board Member
Naomi Fleschhut is an activist and educator whose passion is to contribute to a sustainable and resilient local and global community. Her capacity-building work is informed by her academic background in biology, international development and environmental philosophy, as well as 24 years of experience working and volunteering in the non-profit sector in the areas of community development, permaculture and environmental conservation. She is currently the Program Manager for the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association and the Executive Director of Resilient Coast. In October 2019, she launched her new business - OneEarth Solutions.