Dr. Kes Morton PhD, PMP
Dr. Morton is the founder of Pisces Greens & Consulting Inc. She is a manager, scientist, and communicator; having over 15 years of management and research experience in industry, academia, and government. Dr. Morton’s credentials include a PhD in Marine Ecology, Project Management Professional certification, and Certificate in Financial Management. She uses these skill sets at the intersection of industry, academia and government for the betterment of ocean research. She is deeply passionate about the oceans and Canada’s role in ocean research and management. Dr. Morton was a key member of the strategic planning process with the Ocean Tracking Network. She developed strategies for numerous sub-projects and teams in her roles with Ocean Tracking Network, AquaBioTech and MerluNor. During her career Dr. Morton has coordinated project teams in 20 different countries, totaling over 450 scientists and over 170 million CAD across academia, government and industry.
Coordinator of Operations & Communications
Katie Cook has over 10 years of experience working in project coordination, marketing, communications, administration, website and social media management. Her skill set includes graphic design, event planning, budget management, basic accounting, and HR. Katie is passionate about the oceans, outdoors and the environment.
Ocean Research Project Officer
Nicole Kaechele has a combination of skills, education, and experience that supports her work with communities, governments, and organizations in areas of strategic planning, facilitation, project analysis, and management. Nicole uses a variety of qualitative and quantitative tools to aid people in identifying and articulating what matters to them as a means of building better, more resilient processes and projects. She has experience facilitating multi-stakeholder groups at local, regional and national scales, and has been involved in Government-to-Government planning agreements and National health research projects. Nicole holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from the University of Victoria and a master’s degree in Resource and Environmental Management from Dalhousie University. She has additional training in Conflict Resolution and in Structured Decision Making. She lives in Nuxalk Nation territory on the west coast of British Columbia with her husband and two children.