For inquiries regarding the gallery, shop, volunteering and rental of our facilities please contact us at:

Phone
250-940-3630
General Inquiries
Gift Shop & Prints
Volunteers
Venue Rentals
Address
470 Belleville Street, Suite 300
Victoria, BC V8V 1W9

MEET OUR TEAM

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Born and bred in the Far East, Peter first came to Canada in 1982 to receive his BA in Economics and Asian & Pacific Studies from UVic. He subsequently worked in the corporate world of London, UK until deciding on a different career path in 1992 by pursuing a MA in Social Anthropology & Archaeology from Edinburgh University. He moved to Vancouver in 1996 and became founder & principal of Archaeomark Consulting, a cultural resource management company working with First Nations. Before joining the Robert Bateman Centre as Managing Director in 2015, Peter was Vice-President of Knowledge, Collection & Archives at Royal BC Museum and Director of the Penticton Museum in the Okanagan. The outdoors is his key passion and spends most of his time with his wife and two children exploring adventures on land and water.

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headshot Tiffany McFadyen – Head of Philanthropy & Sponsorship – Ph: 250-940-3626 x302

Born and raised in small town Ontario, Tiffany moved to BC to pursue her BA in Arts at UBC. After studying she began her career in fundraising. Over the past 12 years she has held several senior fundraising roles, helping to raise over $20 million to support causes that matter. Her true joy in life is connecting individuals who wish to make a difference, with causes that inspire them. Tiffany is a passionate fundraiser, lover of health, fitness and nature, and spends most of her free time with her husband and young son, exploring the beauty that the Island has to offer.

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headshot Sarah Theophilus – Head of Retail –  Ph: 250-940-3626 x303
Born in the UK, Sarah moved to Canada as a child and spent her youth painting or outside in nature. After studying Psychology at UVic, she returned to her artistic roots to become a successful animal artist for over 10 years, later taking a sabbatical to return to sales and online development. She was thrilled to join the Robert Bateman Centre in 2015, bringing together her love of art & nature once again.
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headshot Carey-Lynn Link – Head of Learning –  Ph: 250-940-3626 x303
Carey-Lynn moved to Victoria from Saskatchewan. She is a professional artist & teacher who has owned & run her own art school, teaching children & adults for over 25 years.  Carey-Lynn had the privilege of attending the Robert Bateman Masterclass in 2010.  Although born a prairie girl, the ocean has always been her happy place. She is extremely honored to have the opportunity to work at the Robert Bateman Centre.
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Courtney hails from the beautiful Haliburton Highlands of Ontario, but with a call from the ocean and mountains she made her way to Victoria. She is pleased to be working at the Robert Bateman Centre, using her Bachelor of Studio Arts from the University of Guelph combined with her passion for the natural world. She admires a good hike especially if it has a rewarding view.
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An admirer of Bateman since the 1970’s and involved with the Robert Bateman Centre since it opened in 2013, Monica has been inspired by Robert Bateman to follow her dreams and aspirations. She has a passion for animals, nature, art, travel and photography that has evolved with a photo-journalistic focus on wildlife and conservation to infuse wonder and joy into life, give pleasure to the senses, and exalt the mind.
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Screen Shot 2017-01-26 at 9.15.23 AM Meaghan Ball  Team Co-ordinator, Gallery & Gift Shop Assistant – 
Being an Islander, Meaghan loves the waves and the fresh ocean air, which influences a lot of her artwork. Having a retail and artistic background, she is passionate about exploring different types of art mediums and connecting with people. Meaghan is delighted to work at the Robert Bateman Centre.
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Screen Shot 2017-01-26 at 9.15.23 AM Catherine Roth  Team Co-ordinator, Gallery & Gift Shop Assistant – 
Catt is a transplant from the National Capital region, where she studied Applied Museum Studies and attended University of Ottawa. She is thrilled to be out here on the west coast, avoiding the winters and enjoying all that BC has to offer. In her free time, Catt enjoys going to museums, weaving, scouring used book shops, and exploring BC’s vineyards.
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Mari Jagt  Gallery, Gift Shop & Event Assistant – 
Born and raised in rural Southwestern Ontario, Mari grew up surrounded by the arts and the outdoors. After completing a postgraduate in Museum and Gallery Studies, she was delighted to visit West Coast for the first time. Mari is extremely passionate about art and nature education, and is happy to be a part of the Robert Bateman Centre team! In her spare time she enjoys watercolour painting, and documentaries.
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Leanne – Programs Officer 
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Jeanette Bowman Accounting
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