Jessica Bradford, Program & Development Manager

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Jessica Bradford is working with the HLC as Program & Development Manager. Her work includes managing the field station/wilderness retreat operations, fund/partnership development, designing and coordinating programs, workshops and events, and marketing/promotions.

Jessica is a recent Dalhousie University Master of Marine Management graduate. She was the recipient of the Douglas M. Johnston Scholarship in Marine Affairs, Nature Canada Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award, and Marine Affairs Millennium Prize in Marine Policy. She has worked previously as Teaching Assistant with the College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University and Communications Coordinator with the Nature Trust of New Brunswick for three years.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys freediving, scuba diving, surfing, hiking and gardening, so she will be right at home at the HLC where the outdoor adventure opportunities are endless. 

This position has been made possible by the United Nations Association of Canada (UNAC) Green Corps Program.


Kaitlyn Harris, Protected Areas Public Outreach Intern

Kaitlyn grew up on the South Shore of Nova Scotia- riding horses, swimming in fresh and salty waters, and exploring bogs, forests and rivers. Kaitlyn has a BA in Geography and Environmental Science from McGill University, and is currently working on her Master of Marine Management degree at Dalhousie University where she’s focusing on strategies to meaningfully engage youth in natural resource management conversations.

Her love for the environment began with The Otesha Project, a national youth-led charitable organization that uses experiential learning, theatre and bicycle tours to engage and empower Canadians of all ages to take action for a more equitable and sustainable world. Her work experience has revolved around a desire to cultivate a sense of respect, responsibility and curiosity towards natural environments- she’s led bicycle tours around the world, worked as an outdoor educator, and most recently, spent time working with the HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development as a Youth Program Facilitator. 

These days, Kaitlyn enjoys touring around on her bicycle, trail running and mountain biking with her dog Toby, and spending time with her cutie-pie nieces.

This summer, at the HLC, Kaitlyn is part of the Clean Foundation Youth Leadership program as the Protected Areas Public Outreach Intern.