Shauna Doll, Program & Development Manager

Shauna is a recent graduate of Dalhousie University’s Resource and Environmental Management master’s program. She spent the six month’s prior to accepting this position developing coastal conservation initiatives in coastal Cambodia through the International Youth Internship Program with Marine Institute International at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has worked previously as a Teaching Assistant and Curriculum Developer with the College of Sustainability, the Environmental Science program, and Oceanography Department 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

Robinson Cassidy, Carter’s Beach Public Outreach Intern

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, and 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.


Jamiel Brulotte, Field Station Assistant

Jamiel has joined as Field Station Assistant at the HLC where he will be assisting with all aspects of operations, including day-to-day care of the facility and surrounding landscape, as well as supporting with communications and outreach, workshops, environmental education programs, research, and other events. 

He was born in Saskatchewan, but spent his first ten years in North Africa where he attended primary school in Arabic and French. His love for nature was instilled in him at a young age by his father through numerous multi-day backcountry adventures across the world. Jamiel climbed his first 10 000-foot mountain at age six and continues to enjoy challenging hikes today. As a teenager, he moved to the Rocky Mountains and took advantage of the opportunity to explore many of Canada's national parks. His favorite hike, and, in his view, the epitome of Rocky Mountain splendor, is The Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park.

He has spent the past year studying many aspects of the environment through the Environmental Technician program at Algonquin College and is excited to apply his knowledge and continue to learn from the very knowledgeable HLC staff and board. He hopes to work full-time within the environmental science sector and is passionate about wildlife conservation. Some of the highlights of his program include the study of the many invasive and endangered species surrounding his hometown. One example is Zebra mussels, an invasive species that creates beautifully clear water, but removes nutrients vital to the survival of native species.

When not working Jamiel enjoys hiking, running, kayaking and canoeing within Algonquin Park.  Through his work with the HLC he hopes to expand his knowledge of rural heritage, local bird species and help to instill his love for the environment in guests visiting the Centre. 

This position has been made possible by the Canada Summer Jobs program.