Meet the Coastal ISC Team

Jessica Bayley

Executive Director

Jessica Bayley joined the Coastal ISC team as Executive Director in 2022. Jessica holds a B.Sc. in Biology from Simon Fraser University. Having previously worked for the Metro Vancouver Invasive Species Council, she has a strong background in invasive species management. She is familiar with the importance of regional invasive species organizations in prevention and integrated pest management. Jessica has also managed provincial conservation lands throughout the South Coast of BC, conducted research on the effects of invasive plants on pollinators in the Garry Oak ecosystem on Vancouver Island, and worked on restoration projects to conserve salmon populations. 

Jessica recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast with her husband, Paul, and is looking forward to exploring all the beautiful trails and beaches now at her doorstep. And tackling knotweed from time to time!

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.