Chris Rothery – Community Engagement Coordinator

Chris joined the SPES team in March 2023 with backgrounds in outdoor education, environmental policy, environmental communication, environmental justice, urban ecology and urban design. In his undergraduate degree at SUNY ESF, Chris led outreach activities for campus programs while studying the interactions between people, policy, and the environment. In his graduate degree at UBC, Chris championed the role of community engagement within the landscape architectural design process. In his career as an outdoor educator in Southern California, Chris developed a passion for connecting people with the outdoors. Chris is excited to work closely with volunteers and community partners on education and conservation efforts in the park. Outside of work, Chris enjoys hiking, sailing, and coaching UBC’s quadball (the sport formerly known as quidditch) team.