John Gray

A native of BC, John began his career working with the Orphan Seal Recovery team and later moved to the Stanley Park Zoological Society where he coordinated the education programs with the Stanley Park Zoo. He began his career as a zookeeper with the City of Vancouver in 1992 and later worked in Special Events and Filming. John then took an active role in on site supervision and created the Vancouver Park Board’s Ranger Program. He has also co-led the Vancouver Park Board’s Wildlife department, coordinating park partner involvement, and developed best management practices for species at risk, as well and oversaw management programs for Canada goose, starling, great blue heron and beaver. Currently, John is the Assistant Manager in Animal Control, director of the City of Vancouver’s Emergency Social Services program, and team captain on DAT (Disaster Assistance Team). He is also involved with the Burrowing Owl Recovery Team of BC. John has been showcased on several natural history productions including Discovery and The Nature of Things for his work with Canada geese. When John has a free moment, he enjoys hiking in the North Shore Mountains.