Tom Epplett: President
Tom, now retired, was founder and COO of IATS Payments a Canadian based financial technology company providing donation processing for Non-Profit and Charitable organizations both domestically and internationally. Tom has Board experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He is passionate about Beacon Hill Park and has spent many enjoyable hours removing invasive species from the SE Woods and other areas of the park. Tom hold a Bachelors Science degree in Biochemistry from Carleton University and an MBA from University of Western Ontario.
Pete Lowry: Secretary
Peter was introduced to FBHP when researching a ‘Fishing Vessel Gustav Lost At Sea’ marker he had seen at Finlayson Point in 2018. While had worked as a Marine Engineer on the coast during the time of the loss, he was surprised he had never heard the story. His research was not going well and he sent an email to FBHP asking if there was a directory for plaques or markers in the park. Roy Fletcher, President at that time dropped over to look his findings and they discussed the history of the park and the management of it today. Now retired Peter is living next to the park and was very concerned about the sheltering and possible damage to this wonderful park. I joined the FBHP in the hopes of preserving and protecting it. His research file is still a work in progress.
Joanna Barnes - Treasurer
Joanna was introduced to the Friends of Beacon Hill Park Society, quite simply, through a conversation with a board member. It brought out her appreciation of the park's beauty, the wildlife that exists within it and the shear enjoyment and importance of what the park provides for so many. The need to make sure it thrives and is there for future generations. Joanna, now retired from the BC Government, was volunteer Treasurer for the Victoria City Masters Rowing Society for 5 years. Joanna felt the opportunity to be an active member of the FBHP Board was an interesting and rewarding way to become involved in the community
Thomas Munson - Director
Thomas Munson holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree from University of Waterloo, and a Restoration of Natural Systems Diploma and Masters of Science degree from the University of Victoria. He has worked with First Nations in the Yukon Territory, British Columbia, and Colombia, South America for much of the past 20 years.
Thomas worked as Environmental Technician for City of Victoria Parks, in restoration, and management of Garry oak ecosystems. He has intimate and first-hand knowledge of plant species at risk, invasive plant species and the natural areas of Beacon Hill Park and other Victoria parks. Now, as Senior Environmental Planner for District of Saanich, he works to protect these same ecosystems from development activities.