Board of Directors

Alison Wood, Chair

A former competitive sailor and triathlete, Alison’s love of the ocean also includes kayaking, prone and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) racing.

A lifelong educator, her experience includes developing and teaching continuing education courses for BC paramedics, developing curriculum and courses for Sail Canada, and developing ski instructor programs for Mt. Seymour. Alison has a degree in Economics and a certificate in Adult Education.

Declan Sacré, Vice-Chair

Declan is the President and co-owner of Trident Performance Sports Inc. Established 1997, Trident Sports is an action sports marketing and wholesale distribution company specializing in Surf, Kiteboard, Windsurf, Standup, and Bike products.

Their network services retailers across North America and the Caribbean. Declan remains personally active in the action sports lifestyle, and has a deep passion for protecting his playground, the outdoors.

Eddie Wood, Treasurer

President & General Manager, Mt. Seymour Resorts/Sea to Sky Park Services

Eddie Wood has 31 years’ experience in the recreation industry. Eddie and his team have been leaders in teaching skiing and snowboarding to Vancouverites, building industry leading terrain parks and improving mountain resort facilities. In 2003 Eddie created a subsidiary company, Sea to Sky Park Services, operating BC Parks campgrounds and day use areas throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor and Fraser Valley.

Eddie has served both the ski and campground industry in several positions Eddie is currently serving on the board of directors of Canada West Ski Areas Association and as President of the Society of Park Facility Operators.

Stacy Gorkoff

Stacy is a marketing professional that is energized by seeing big ideas come to life. She has worked for a number of Vancouver-based start-up and growth-stage technology companies, including INETCO, AppNeta and Teligence.

In her current role with INETCO, she spends her time cultivating partner relationships and leading the global marketing and brand strategy. There is nothing Stacy loves more than tuning in with nature, and can often be found either exploring the North Shore Mountains, swimming off of Jericho beach or paddling in the Gulf Islands. Stacy looks forward to sharing her marketing expertise with Ocean Ambassadors Canada, and encouraging more people to meet the ocean.

Teagan Sacre

Teagan is in her first year at Queen’s University. She participates in many sports including volleyball and basketball where she has learned to develop her strong leadership skills. She enjoys sailing and being on the water in the summer with her family learning to appreciate the oceans. Teagan is a very passionate and determined student who hopes to bring change to the future of our ocean.

Pierce Burns

Pierce is a second-year student at Simon Fraser University, studying Urban Planning in the faculty of Resource and Environmental Management. Pierce also works part-time at a law firm in Vancouver. Pierce loves learning about climate change and is passionate about looking after the ocean.

Pierce enjoys wakeboarding, spending time on boats, biking up Mt. Seymour, walking his dog and snowboarding.

Pierce is an accomplished athlete with Special Olympics. He has represented BC at two Canada Games – one playing basketball and one playing floor hockey. He also represented North Vancouver at four BC Winter Games as a member of the basketball team. Pierce currently trains and competes in floor hockey, basketball, swimming, golf and track and field.