In her role as Manager, Grants and Partnerships, Britton coordinates, submits, and tracks all grant proposals and reports for Sierra Club BC’s many projects and campaigns. She is also responsible for stewarding all charity/non-charity partnership arrangements and is always on the lookout for new development opportunities.
Britton was born and raised in California and considers her longest relationship to be with the Pacific. Her first foray into grant writing was a request made to the Sierra Club more than a decade ago—the seed money helped set up a water quality task force for her hometown estuary, the Upper Newport Bay. She’s never forgotten how critical solid financial footing is for grassroots environmental conservation and campaigns.
While attending college in Santa Barbara, she tabled for Sierra Club alongside pal Anni Muir against drilling in the Los Padres National Forest. As a volunteer naturalist, she cut her teeth in habitat restoration, bird banding at Starr Ranch, and invasive species management.
Armed with a degree in English and Biological Sciences, Britton worked as a reporter for a number of years in Guanacaste, Costa Rica before moving with her partner to Vancouver Island. Her favourite interviews include National Geographic’s Greg Marshall and primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall.
While working toward her post-baccalaureate diploma through UVic’s Restoration of Natural Systems program, she collaborated on various environmental materials and publications, including a pocket guide to the urban forests of Victoria, co-authored with Dr. Val Schaefer.
In her free time she enjoys birding, bodysurfing, traversing the Sooke Hills and San Juan Ridge, and keeping her Spanish honed with anyone who will listen.