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Administrative Office

BC Association of Professional Archaeologists

367 Roslyn Boulevard
North Vancouver, British Columbia
V7G 1P1
CANADA

E-mail: admin@bcapa.ca
Tel: 604-265-1494
Administrator: Raelene Danks

 

Directors

Past President

Erin Hannon – President

Erin is the current President of the BCAPA, and an RPCA. This is her second year on the executive, as she held the role of Vice President, last year. Erin has been an active member of the BCAPA since joining in 2007. She’s also a member of the Membership Committee and past Chair of the Professional Development Committee.

Erin graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia in 2006 and since then has been working in CRM in western Canada. She has lived and worked throughout BC and Alberta and is a permit holder in the Sub-Arctic Boreal Forest, Interior Plateau and Northwest Coast. When not conducting fieldwork or writing reports, Erin spends her time traveling and playing sports.

Jeff Wilson – Vice President

Jeff has been a member of the BCAPA since 2012, Former Chair of the Northeast Committee, former Chair of the Professional Development Committee, and served 3 years as the Second Director from 2014 to 2017. He is looking forward to bringing new ideas and past experiences on the executive to the table.

Jeff graduated UNBC with a B.A. in anthropology and has just over 10 years of experience in a solid mix throughout the province on projects of all shapes and sizes. He is a permit holder in the Sub-Arctic Boreal Forest and field director for the Interior Plateau. His interests have shifted to diversity and inclusion as well as indigenous engagement to start the steps of the decolonization of archaeology. When not in the field and reporting, he enjoys the torture of CrossFit and exploring the local trails and breweries.

Christopher Verral – Treasurer

Christopher is the current Treasurer of the BCAPA, a role he has held since 2015. In his time as Treasurer, he’s In addition to his role as Treasurer, he has been an active member on committees, serving as Chair of the Bylaws and RISC committees.

Christopher received his B.A. in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University in 2005 and spent several years working in Human Resources before joining the CRM world in 2011. He has worked extensively across the province conducting fieldwork, reporting, and as a project manager. He spends his free time chasing his 3-year old daughter around, trying to stop her from climbing tall things.

Ryan Sagarbarria – Secretary

Ryan is the Secretary for the BC Association of Professional Archaeologists. This is his second time on the executive after being previously elected at the 2015 AGM. He is excited to participate again in the Society.

Ryan has been a consulting archaeologist for over 13 years managing a wide range of resource management projects in British Columbia (coastal and interior regions) that include: archaeological overview assessments (AOAs); pre-construction archaeological impact assessment (AIA’s) and investigations; cultural heritage and regulatory permitting; construction services (i.e., monitoring); analysis; excavations; reporting; and, large-scale transportation assessments.

Megan Harris – First Director

Megan Harris is currently the First Director with the BCAPA and chairs the Membership Committee. She is an archaeologist working in the Southern Interior. Megan completed her undergraduate degree at UBC in 2012 and her MA thesis at SFU in 2017 focusing on ground stone disk beads from the Salish Sea region. Megan has been working as an archaeologist since 2012 throughout British Columbia with experience on small and large scale projects.

When Megan is not in the field, she enjoys baking, traveling, and canning everything in sight.

Matthew Ross – 2nd Director

Matt is the current second director of the BCAPA. This is his first year on the executive following his election at the 2020 AGM and he is excited to hold the position. He holds a BA in anthropology from Vancouver Island University and an MSc in archaeological science specializing in organic residue analysis from the University of Bradford.

Matt has worked as an archaeologist in BC since 2013 and has participated in projects throughout the province. He is currently a field director in the northwest coast region of BC. His project experience has included archaeological impact assessments, desk based assessments, archaeological monitoring, excavation, and reporting.

When he is not working Matt enjoys hiking, running, foraging, and cooking whatever he’s found while foraging.

Raelene Danks – Administrator

Raelene joined the BCAPA in 2012. She worked as an administrator in the environmental consulting field for nearly a decade. Her exceptional organizational skills and many years of experience working with BC archaeologists enables her to successfully administer the Association.

Raelene has a diverse educational background. She is certified as a Legal Office Assistant from Capilano University, she has completed an Applied Computer Applications Certificate from BCIT; and she holds a B.A. in Criminology from Thompson River University.

Raelene was born and raised on the North Shore, and like many of her neighbours enjoys hiking up the mountain with her dogs, snowboarding/skiing, and floating on the Seymour River during the summer. More recently, she has developed a passion for growing her own food and has been yielding produce for her family and pet bunny rabbit, Mr. Hoppings.

Cameron Robertson – Past President

Cameron is the current President of the BCAPA. This is his third year on the executive after being elected at the 2017 AGM. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Victoria and an M.A. in Anthropology specializing in mortuary archaeology from the University of Alberta. Cameron has over 13 years of experience in archaeological investigations and over that time he has participated in numerous cultural heritage projects of varying scales in Canada, Russia, Australia and the South Pacific. When not conducting fieldwork in BC, he is either lost in the jungles of Melanesia, or sitting beside the fire with a glass of mediocre whisky and his slippers on.


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