Our Staff

Tasha Murray, B.Sc, M.S.T.

Executive Director  |  778-681-8358

Tasha holds a B.Sc. (Ecology & Environmental Biology) from Thompson River University and a M.S.T. (Masters of Science in Teaching) from Portland State University. Her research involved the assessment of student learning, environmental education programs and science curricula, using a diversity of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Tasha has been involved in conservation in the Pacific Northwest for over fifteen years and has worked extensively to manage invasive plants. She previously worked as the coordinator of the Vancouver Aquarium's River Works program, an aquatic stewardship initiative focused on volunteer-based restoration projects. She has worked for the ISCMV since 2008. As the Executive Director she is currently leading the ISCMV team.  Her passions at the ISCMV are the outreach & education program and running behind-the-scenes of the society.

She lives in Burnaby with her family on a small acreage with a large garden, chickens and plenty of invasive plants to tackle. Tasha also volunteers with the local elementary school PAC, UBC 4-H Community Club, Girl Guides of Canada and BlockWatch.



Grace Nombrado, B.A, B.Ed

Communications Coordinator

Grace holds a B.A. (English) and B.Ed (Teacher Certification) from Simon Fraser University. In addition to being the Communications Coordinator for ISCMV, Grace is also the founder and President of Free the Fern Stewardship Society in South Vancouver. Prior to 2020, Grace was an Elementary teacher specializing in teaching kids with learning disabilities. Now, she uses her teaching skills to plan stewardship events and workshops. In addition to planning events, Grace edits the content for ISCMV website, newsletter, and social media. She has a passion for bringing community together through stewardship and art. Grace enjoys sharing her nature photography online and teaching others how to weave with invasive ivy. 

She lives in South Vancouver with her family, adjacent to the beautiful Champlain Heights trail system.  Grace is a member of Champlain Heights Elementary School PAC and volunteers within her own Kinross Creek Housing Co-op.