Greig Crockett<br> Director
Raised on the shore of Lake Superior in Northern Ontario, Greig Crockett earned a law degree at Osgoode Hall, York University in 1971, followed by a year studying Economics at University of Toronto.
Greig began work with Government in Ottawa providing opinions in Constitutional and International Law to the Department of Energy Mines & Resources, and acted as Socio-Economic Advisor for oil & gas exploration in the Environmental Assessment Division. He also became a white-water canoeist, cross-country skier, and played squash, tennis & soccer, while being an active board member of an NDP Area Council.
In 1981, Greig began private law practice in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he helped establish the Torngat Fish Producers Co-operative as an effective economic development agent for Inuit/settler communities along the north coast of Labrador. Greig later joined the Newfoundland Department of Justice representing the Department of Finance in taxation matters. He was on the Board of the Newfoundland & Labrador Credit Union, Oxfam, the Native Friendship Centre, and a coach with the St. John’s Minor Soccer Association.
In 2002 Greig retired to Vernon, BC with his wife, Dr. Connie Hull, and 2 sons now graduates of UBC. Greig has been active with ‘Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports’, ‘Coldstream Environmental Advisory Committee’, and the ‘OK-Shuswap Green Party, where he pursues long held convictions for good government, environmental responsibility and social justice.
Kevin Babcock <br>Director
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.
Sarah Armstrong Clark<br> Director
Sarah Armstrong / Clark was born in Vernon, BC. Her family moved around central and northern BC and northern Alberta until she was 10 years old when they finally settled in Lumby. Sarah’s first participation in activism started in elementary school, inspired by a school project to learn about the global status of fresh water she took to the streets of Lumby posting homemade flyers and went door to door to talk to citizens about the issue. Throughout the years her passions have lead her to take stances on international relief efforts, the movement towards clean energy, and several unjust government actions such as the enactment of Bill C51. Sarah has been a director of The Food Action Society of the North Okanagan since 2014 and remains an active voice in the community in support of local agriculture. In 2015 Sarah was awarded an Environmental Sustainability Award by the regional district of the North Okanagan for her work promoting local food producers and connecting people in the community. In 2016 she was presented with the Good Citizen of the year award by JCI Vernon and she became a mother. Sarah loves to be engaged with her community by planning, promoting and attending music festivals, farmer’s markets, protests, and lectures with her long term partner Jack.
Linda is an adjunct professor at UBC Okanagan teaching International Political Studies
She gained her PhD at Simon Fraser University and after teaching there for the past several years, she has moved to Vernon. She is enamoured of Asia—its languages, history, culture, peoples, and geography—and tends to focus on the region for her own research and travel there on holidays. She loves being a teacher. It’s what she enjoys most because of her love of learning.