Staff

Shauna Doll, Program & Development Manager

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Shauna is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s Resource and Environmental Management master’s program. She spent the 6 month’s prior to accepting this position developing coastal conservation initiatives in coastal Cambodia through the IYIP program with Marine Institute International at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has worked previously as a Teaching Assistant and Curriculum Developer at Dalhousie University. She is passionate about environmental education, conservation, and is happiest when wandering through the forest.

Shauna is also an advanced scuba diver, a yoga, instructor, and avid hiker. She looks forward to spending a summer in the Acadian forest developing learning opportunities and becoming a member of the HLC’s growing community!

Her work includes managing the field station/wilderness retreat operations, fund/partnership development, designing and coordinating programs, workshops and events, and marketing/promotions.

This position has been made possible by the WorkSmarts program through Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre.


Robinson Cassidy, Carter’s Beach Public Outreach Intern

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Robinson grew up in a small Acadian village, overlooking the Chezzetcook Inlet, on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, jump-starting her passion for culture, history, wildlife and the outdoors. Currently a third-year student at University of New Brunswick, Robinson is working towards a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership through Renaissance College—a program that teaches students to think critically, communicate effectively, and anticipate community and global changes. Robinson hopes to expand her knowledge of and passion for the outdoors, conservation, & sustainability.

Robinson loves finding new places to discover and exploring all over the world! She particularly loves hiking, canoeing, and photography. She is happiest when on the water, on top of a mountain, or in the middle of the forest.

As the Carters Beach Public Outreach Intern, Robinson is responsible for education, outreach and community engagement. She educates visitors about the sensitive ecology at Carter’s Beach and how to enjoy the area without leaving a trace. Robinson will also be assisting with the facilitation of workshops, events and programs at the HLC.

This position has been made possible by the Clean Foundation Youth Leadership program.


Mackenzie Blanchard, Program Assistant

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Mackenzie is a 4th year International Development and Geography student at Saint Mary’s University focusing on environmental issues and rural livelihoods in coastal regions. Mackenzie wishes to deepen her understanding of natural processes and wildlife management over her summer internship with the HLC.

Mackenzie grew up in Halifax, NS, however spent most of her summers travelling around the maritimes in a camper and enjoying the natural sights of NS. Growing up she also attended various nature awareness and survival camps, learning the importance of mindful living and one’s natural surroundings. This has been enhanced through her families recent purchase of land in Malagash NS with hopes to start up a small farm.

As Program Assistant, Mackenzie will be helping organize and facilitate programming at the HLC. She will also be engaging in public outreach and social media, so keep watch for the Friday Field Notes blog posts!!

This position has been made possible through Nova Scotia’s Labour & Advanced Education Summer Student Skills Incentive .