Jen Bellhouse jumped into the newly created role of Associate Director, in 2019, to grow the organization's capacity and assist the team at the STA supporting partners to grow a sustainable, long-term legacy of trails throughout the region. In June 2021, at the request of the board, she transitioned to the role of Executive Director. Jen’s background is in environmental sciences, and she has a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Conservation Enforcement. She brings a strong diverse background working in the environmental sector and has managed a variety of projects for Provincial, Municipal, and Regional governments. She specializes in grant writing, management, and reporting.
Fostering a healthy, engaged community in the Shuswap Region – economic/environmental/social – through well designed, maintained, and promoted trails connecting people, culture, and landscape