Meet the Coastal ISC Team

Angela Waite

Executive Director

Angela Waite is the Executive Director for Coastal ISC. Growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan, Angela initially pursued a degree in agriculture and worked as a consultant and project manager. Over a career of twenty years, she also worked in technology as a business analyst and in marketing as a communication advisor. With a lifelong interest in nature conservation, Angela recently went back to school and graduated with a masters from the University of Kent, specializing in biodiversity law and environmental policies.

Angela spent most of her career in Calgary, where she raised her two, now grown, children. She is new to Vancouver Island and excited to start exploring and photographing the forests and beaches along with her border collie.

Heidi Grant

Heidi Grant

Project Director

Heidi Grant is the Project Director for Coastal ISC. She recently graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Heidi is a Certified Pesticide Applicator and invasive specialist. Using integrated pest management, she is able to help those affected by invasive species. 

Heidi is also very passionate about environmental education and outreach and is looking forward to educating others about invasive species in BC. In her free time, Heidi enjoys exploring the outdoors, volunteering with girl guides and cuddling her two guinea pigs.

Taylor Koel

Environmental Technician 

Taylor Koel is the summer Environmental Technician for Coastal ISC. She recently graduated from Royal Roads University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and with an Environmental Technology diploma from Camosun. She’s an Assistant Pesticide Applicator.

Taylor is passionate about protecting and enhancing the biodiversity in British Columbia and enjoys gardening, adventuring, biking, and volunteering in her free time. Given the current state of the environment, she values efforts to promote more sustainable landscapes.