Meet the Team


Executive Director

Amy Kamarainen

Amy is an ecosystem scientist and educator focused on supporting science learning across contexts (e.g., outdoor, classroom, online). During her doctoral work in Zoology, Amy’s fieldwork focused on human impacts on aquatic systems and contributed to the long-term ecological research network (LTER). She has been a senior research manager and principal investigator at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she worked collaboratively on grant-based education research projects like AR Girls, a summer camp that engages teenage girls in designing augmented reality (AR) experiences about environmental issues in their communities and EcoXPT, a virtual world in which kids use science practices to investigate an ecological question. Amy is excited about bringing attention to the natural world through outdoor and immersive experiences. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, sailing, kayaking, and hiking.

Station Coordinator

Caroline Glass

Caroline was born on the California coast, and holds a lifetime passion for protecting our oceans. She loves collaborating with people from all backgrounds to reach a greater understanding of the natural world. Her previous work includes managing research stations in the remote Australian Outback, running field-work based monitoring programs, and program management for marine conservation organizations. She is thrilled to get to explore such a special part of the world and join an incredible community. In her free time, Caroline enjoys yoga, hiking, and snorkeling.

Maintenance and Facilities Manager

Bogdan Kraft

Bogdan is a wildlife ecologist from Germany who is a passionate outdoorsman with a lot of fieldwork experience. He has come to Canada to live and work in more remote and therefore less anthropogenic influenced areas than the typical landscapes found in Central Europe. His main focus over the past years has been wildlife management projects on wolves, brown bears and lynx. As an avid fisherman and with some background in limnology he is highly interested in the research done on salmon and other marine species at the station. Due to being a self-taught handyman, he likes the diverse challenges that come with running a remote field station in a coastal rainforest. Bogdan enjoys rugby, split boarding, kitesurfing, mountaineering and all kinds of biking and running activities.

Board of Directors

Andrew Bateman

After first coming to Salmon Coast in 2008, Andrew has remained inspired to combine his passions for biology and mathematics to ask – and hopefully answer – real-world ecological questions. He currently leads the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salmon Health Program, working closely with Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Molecular Genetics Lab to use ecological & DNA data to better understand how disease and affect stress impact wild salmon populations. He is excited by the role that Salmon Coast plays in connecting people and facilitating research that is important to conservation, management, and local communities.

Sean Godwin

Sean Godwin is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis. He completed his PhD at Simon Fraser University in 2018 under the supervision of John Reynolds, Larry Dill, and Martin Krkosek. The bulk of his research explores the interactions between wild and farmed salmon, with a focus on infectious disease dynamics and conservation. Sean first visited Salmon Coast in 2009 as a student volunteer and has since spent ten field seasons connecting with salmon and people in the Broughton Archipelago and Johnstone Strait.

Martin Krkošek

Dr. Martin Krkošek is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto, having recently finished his posting as a lecturer in zoology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He completed his PhD in 2008 on the conservation ecology of sea lice and salmon in British Columbia, under the supervision of Dr. Mark Lewis (Canada Research Chair in mathematical biology at the University of Alberta) and Dr. John Volpe (Seafood Ecology Research Group at the University of Victoria). He was awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal for his doctoral dissertation. Martin’s interests lie in the sustainability and conservation of coastal systems, particularly as influenced by infectious disease. He uses mathematical tools in his work by developing theory and synthesizing datasets to address important policy relevant questions. Much of Martin’s work focuses on how salmon aquaculture changes the ecology of a native host-parasite system (sea lice and salmon), and how this affects the conservation of wild Pacific salmon.

Alexandra Morton

Alexandra (Hubbard) Morton was born in 1957. Her childhood dream to study animals led her to study killer whales, first in an aquarium in Los Angeles, then in their natural setting in British Columbia. Following a captive whale’s family into Johnstone Strait, she moved to the Broughton Archipelago in 1980. Alexandra and her late husband, filmmaker, Robin Morton, moved to Echo Bay in 1984, led by the matriarch orca, Scimitar. Alexandra’s research began by publishing on the transient orca, but has since become a renowned scientific voice with regards to salmon and aquaculture. While her research on whales continues, she believes that, at some point, one must move from researching to ensuring that their research subject survives the current decade. Thus, she has spent a lifetime working to scientifically determine if salmon farming had driven out the whales and caused epidemic outbreaks of bacteria, viral and parasitic infections in wild salmon. By partnering with international scientists and in some cases commercial fishermen, Alexandra has documented the loss of killer whales, thousands of escaped farm salmon, lethal outbreaks of sea lice, and antibiotic resistance near salmon farms.

Stephanie Peacock

Stephanie Peacock is a population ecologist who first connected with Salmon Coast as an undergraduate summer student in 2006. That experience not only made her want to carry on in research, but brought her back to the Broughton for a PhD on the complex relationship between salmon aquaculture, sea lice, and juvenile salmon. Stephanie is currently a Senior Analyst with the Salmon Watersheds Program at the Pacific Salmon Foundation. As a board member, Stephanie hopes to give back to the Salmon Coast community that has motivated her career and continue to work with young and inspired scientists on coastal conservation problems.

Scott Rogers

Working for this coast, Scott prioritizes her work around projects and organizations whose goals emphasize the protection and reinvigoration of this coastline, both through research and education. Scott came to the Broughton Archipelago as a research volunteer, determined to see first-hand the scientific findings regarding aquaculture and its impacts on wild salmon. As research progressed and Salmon Coast evolved, she chose to continue working for the Broughton ecosystems, contributing to the research that has helped protect its salmon and ecosystems. For Scott, it has been an amazing opportunity to work with top minds in the field and to witness the interface between research and management. Through participation with local communities, the research community, and visitors to the area, Scott hopes to continue keeping this research alive, and aiding to provide future opportunities for other keen researchers.

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