Kevin Babcock

Kevin Babcock

Raised in White Rock BC, Kevin Babcock grew up with a strong appreciation of our oceans and nearby mountains, nurturing his affinity for the Canadian outdoor experience. Throughout his youth, road trips brought him all across Canada and most of the United States, with further travels including Australia and eventually to Poland where he met his wife in 2009.

Kevin has spent the last 20 years in the labour force in the railway and aerospace industries in the Lower Mainland and currently in the forestry industry at the Canoe plywood plant.

Kevin attended Simon Fraser University for four years of general studies before relocating to Salmon Arm. As a lifelong seeker of truth, he picked up a few more courses at Okanagan College and is currently studying at Thompson Rivers University finishing up his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, specializing in ethics. With a love for learning, Kevin will continue fulfilling his lifelong passion for seeking knowledge and finding new ways to apply it to today’s world.


Korry Zepik 

Korry Zepik

Korry Zepik

Korry grew up in rural Northwestern Ontario and has welded at Copper and Uranium mines, high lead logged on the North Pacific Coast, built communications towers throughout the west, and erected structural iron.

While iron working at a Tar Sands refinery, he saw firsthand the magnitude of devastation and the lack of responsible behaviour by the industry.

Because of his Tar Sands experience and an understanding of just how fragile our environment and climate are, he became politically involved during the 2008 Federal Election and has been active in six other electoral campaigns since.

He currently works in the solar industry in the Okanagan.

 

Gareth Ainslie

Gareth Ainslie

Gareth has been a supporter of the Green Party for around 15 years. Leading up to the 2015 election he volunteered on a Winnipeg campaign and upon moving to Coldstream, British Columbia, assisted on the local provincial campaign in 2017.

Gareth has two young children and is keen for them to grow up in a safe and sustainable community. His lifelong interest in environmental issues and social justice culminated in the completion of a Masters degree in Environmental Practice in 2016.

With this background, a young family and the accountability of the Green party to its members and constituents, getting involved was a natural fit. Gareth looks forward to supporting the strong growth of a national Green Party Caucus.

 

Vanessa Colleran

Vanessa Colleran

Vanessa was born and raised right here in Vernon, British Columbia and although she has lived elsewhere in BC and the Yukon, her love for the beauty of the Okanagan called her back.  In 2013 she returned with her husband Paul to raise their family. Their children now enjoy attending the Waldorf based farm and forest Cedar Bridge school in Lumby.

As a Registered Veterinary Technologist, Vanessa has worked from New York city to Seattle and Vancouver. Over the last ten years she has Lectured at the Thompson Rivers University – Distance Animal Health Technology department.

Vanessa is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist advocating for a sustainable farm to table approach to nutrition and is exploring the relationship between nutrition and preventative health measures.  She is also on the local Vernon ADHD Task Force and active in the children’s Autism Spectrum Community.

She is an enthusiastic electric vehicle owner and is pleased to see the exciting, steady growth of EV’s in the Okanagan grow from just a few a couple of years ago.

As a volunteer, Vanessa helped our local Green Party Candidate achieve historic support in the last provincial election.

Vanessa is passionate about her work in Veterinary Medicine, nutrition and mental health.  It is with this same level of heartfelt eagerness that she commits her energy to the Green Party of Canada in order to ensure a sustainable future for her children and theirs.

 

Jim Boyd

Jim Boyd

Jim was born in Winnipeg and grew up in Vancouver where he graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Genetics. After working in the insurance industry in disability claims administration, he went on to work at Granville Island Ferries as an operator and mechanic for 17 years. He retired to Vernon in 2011.

He enjoys playing piano and choir singing as well as hiking, reading and volunteering in the music community.

Jim’s background in the biological sciences and his years spent on the waters around Vancouver have given him an enduring respect and concern for the beauty, complexity and fragility of our natural world.

The sound environmental policies, and the emphasis on fact based decision making throughout all aspects of Green policy are what inspires Jim’s support for the Green Party.