Brynne grew up in the hills of the Okanagan Valley, where he found every available opportunity to explore the woods, streams, and rolling meadows right on his doorstep. Before he understood much else, he understood the vital importance of a healthy, fully-functioning natural world.
A homegrown activist, Brynne donned his first billboard at the age of 3, when his family protested the dumping of raw sewage into Okanagan Lake. At age 7, Brynne addressed his first government committee in an effort to stop clear-cut logging on the mountain directly above his house.
With a love for BC’s wild places firmly planted, Brynne continuously worked on environmental campaigns as he moved through high school and later attended the University of North Carolina, where he helped launch and run the UNC Sustainability Committee for 4 years. After graduation, he turned his attention to the protection of BC’s lakes and rivers. In 2015, he completed a documentary film and launched Protect Our Freshwater, a campaign that helped steward an urgently-needed provincial defense against aquatic invasive species.
As Outreach Development Assistant at Sierra Club BC, Brynne has the exciting job of connecting with countless supporters who recognize the need for environmental protection and urgent climate action. With Sierra Club BC’s campaigners working in the field, Brynne is thrilled to be tasked with keeping the supply lines running smoothly.
When he’s not actively working to protect BC’s ecosystems, Brynne can usually be found getting lost in them, whether on foot, canoe, or snowboard.