+ COREY PEET
Corey has worked on sustainable seafood issues for more than 13 years and is a passionate advocate for creative change. He believes that solutions need to be fully inclusive by seeking to solve problems for the whole supply chain. His recent work has focused on Southeast Asia where he has helped to support the development of the Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative, a group of stakeholders working to build their own fisheries and shrimp aquaculture improvement tools. Corey has experience working on seafood sustainability assessments, standards definition and implementation, as well as working with buyers. He has worked with many groups including Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, the Raincoast Conservation Society, Blueyou Consulting, 50in10, Fish 2.0, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the James Beard Foundation, and the David Suzuki Foundation. He has an M.Sc. in Marine Conservation Ecology from the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada). Corey is the co-founder of Postelsia. email@example.com
+ LAURA PEET
With a passion for improving the health of global oceans, Laura has worked for over a decade within the sustainable seafood movement. She has expertise in fisheries and aquaculture sustainability as well as experience in seafood business engagement and providing sourcing guidance for restaurants and seafood suppliers. Before co-founding Postelsia, Laura worked as the Communications and Public Relations Manager for Blueyou Consulting for nearly 6 years through which she gained expertise in marketing, public relations, and communications in North American, European, and Southeast Asian markets. As an independent consultant, she has also worked with groups including Seafood Watch, Fish 2.0, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative, Eachmile Technologies, and the James Beard Foundation. Laura holds a B.A in Zoology and French Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (California, U.S.A.). She also co-authored a chapter in Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice.
A design-thinking and brand enthusiast with a keen interest in building meaningful connections and fostering innovation-driven growth, C.J. joined Postelsia in the winter of 2019 as their Business Development and Brand Manager. C.J. has spent the last 13 years working in an entrepreneurial capacity as a professional photographer and has gained expertise in marketing, visual communications, branding and brand strategy. Years prior to working as a sole proprietor, C.J. held various positions at the University of British Columbia conducting cancer and Huntington’s disease research based out of the B.C. Cancer Research Centre and the Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics. She has also worked in R&D in the biotechnology private sector. C.J. holds a Dipl. T in Biotechnology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and a BCom in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University.
+ VAL ETHIER
Val has been a member of the Postelsia team since 2014. She has been immersed in the world of seafood sustainability for over a decade, focusing on the many different aspects involved in enhancing conservation through healthy fisheries and aquaculture for the communities that depend on them. Val has worked on a variety of projects including feasibility studies for fisheries monitoring technology, aquaculture environmental impact analysis, and certification benchmarking. Her recent focus has been on evaluating aquaculture practices or standards and developing comprehensive improvement plans. She has worked previously as an independent consultant with groups including Seafood Watch, SeaChoice and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the U.N. Val earned a B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University (New Jersey, USA) in 2005 and an M. Sc. in Environmental studies from the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) in 2013.
Rachel joined the Postelsia team in the winter of 2019 as a Program Assistant. Rachel has a passion for sustainable food systems and gender equality which she has fostered through her work on research projects in Canada and Uganda. Her MA thesis focused on how urban agricultural training programs in Uganda can impact women’s access to and control over resources, decision-making power, and social and economic well-being. She has previously worked and volunteered with numerous gender and food justice initiatives across Canada. Rachel holds a B.A. in Global Development studies from Queen’s University and an M.A. in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University.
+ LINDSAY HUTCHINSON
Lindsay joined Postelsia in the spring of 2018 as a Corporate Client Manager. Lindsay spent several years lending her expertise to various ecology research projects from Vancouver Island to the high desert in Oregon to New Zealand's Marlborough Sound before pivoting to work with Indigenous people and communities. She has a decade of experience engaging and negotiating with First Nations on behalf of the Government of British Columbia. A naturally creative problem-solver, Lindsay looks for opportunities to bring people and organizations together in collaboration and to seek mutually beneficial outcomes. Lindsay graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria in 2003 with a B.Sc. in Biology. She has also studied Facilitation at Simon Fraser University.
+ ANNIE OPEL
Annie has a background in marine conservation ecology, having received her AB in Integrative Biology from Harvard. Her research background centered around coral restoration in the Caribbean, having first authored a study on the effectiveness of coral restoration on reef fish populations in the USVI. She has also assisted with coral research and restoration efforts at The Nature Conservancy and Mote Marine Lab. She also has a passion for outreach, having worked with documentary film companies Oceanic Preservation Society, creators of The Cove and Racing Extinction, and Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue.
+ LANA BRANDT
Lana joined the Postelsia team in the spring of 2018 as a Communications Specialist and Chef Liaison for the James Beard Foundation's Smart Catch program. With a passion for environmental education and outreach, Lana has dedicated over a decade of her career working to raise awareness around healthy oceans. Her years of experience working with sustainable seafood and chefs across North America helps to support her efforts with the Smart Catch sustainability team. She has previously worked with Canadian NGOs including the David Suzuki Foundation and SeaChoice as well as with a seafood traceability collaboration in the United States through Future of Fish. Lana graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Environmental Studies.