The Georgian Bay Land Trust’s success is the result of our dedicated staff and working board of directors and advisors – all lovers of the Bay and committed to the environment.

Bill Lougheed, Executive Director

Bill shares a life-long love and appreciation for Georgian Bay. He is a long-time volunteer and leader within the Go Home Bay community. A scientist at heart and by training, Bill’s career has positioned him in leadership positions in the biomedical industry before finding a home at GBLT.

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Aaron Rusak, Protected Areas Manager

Aaron has been cottaging in Go Home Bay his whole life and feels a deep connection with the natural landscapes of Georgian Bay. An avid birder and naturalist, Aaron has spent many hours exploring the wild areas in Georgian Bay, often hip-deep in a wetland to get a better look at a species of flora or fauna. He joined the Georgian Bay Land Trust in 2022, bringing his extensive species knowledge, passion for land stewardship, and desire to see Georgian Bay protected to the organization.

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Janet Brough, Senior Development Officer

Janet has been summering in Wah Wah Taysee all her life with her family roots dating back over 80 years.
She is most passionate in sharing the beauty of the bay while preserving and protecting it for future generations. Janet strives to be the first in, in the spring and one of the last out in the fall.

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Sarah Koetsier, Communications and Office Administrator

A lifelong Honey Harbour cottager and recent graduate of International Development and Environmental Sustainability from Dalhousie University, Sarah joined the GBLT team in the fall of 2014. She is happy to be combining her interest in conservation with her love of the Bay.

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Irina Denissova, Bookkeeper

Irina fulfilled her dream of making Georgian Bay a healthy place for people to reside in harmony by joining the GBLT team. She is an accountant consultant for profit and non-profit organizations. Irina enjoys the simple things, such as an ever-changing sky, rocks, flowers, and good time with friends.