Lis Stannus works as a teacher and is chair of the KAG. Prior moving to Kitimat, Lis worked in various coordination roles in forestry and transportation. Lis is an avid hiker, gardener, and enjoys research. She became interested in air quality from her early days living in Southern Ontario during the widespread concerns about impacts of acid rain on the environment.
Shawn Zettler is a senior environmental advisor with Rio Tino at the Kitimat aluminum smelter and is Rio Tinto’s appointed representative to KAG’s Governance Committee.
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Shawn has been living in Terrace, BC. since 1996 and working at the smelter for over 20 years. Shawn’s work with Rio Tinto has also included roles as the environmental coordinator for the smelter, environment lead for the Kitimat Modernization project, and air quality and permitting specialist. He also manages the smelter’s SO2 Environmental Effects Monitoring program and currently oversees the Smelter’s ambient air quality monitoring network. He has also managed the smelter’s pollution prevention and environmental improvement programs.
Shawn has degrees and certificates in general science (University of Winnipeg), environmental engineering (University of Manitoba and University of Guelph), business administration and an MBA (Simon Fraser University).
Sandra Knowles is a retired teacher and represents the Kitimat Terrace Clean Air Coalition on KAG. She has been a resident of Kitimat for over 43 years and over that time has volunteered for a variety of community groups. She is currently serving as KAG’s secretary-treasurer.
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A long time Kitimat resident, Marc believes in working towards a safe home and community for his family and four children. Marc has worked for for Rio Tinto for 27 years and offers valuable insight about the systems and processes of local industry. He represent Unifor 2301 on the KAG, providing expertise in balancing the importance of environmental wellbeing and a thriving industry.
Marc also owns a chartering business, showcasing the beauty of Kitimat to those wishing to fish and explore the Douglas Channel. Because of this, he’s developed an interest in the local flora, fauna, sea life and whales with hopes of both protecting and giving them a voice against environmental factors that could threaten their well being.
Brittany moved to Kitimat in 2014 with her family and she decided shortly after to settle here permanently. She has spent 10 years working as a nurse in Acute Care, serving the communites of Langley and Kitimat. With the desire for proactive change in both human and environmental health, Brittany shifted careers and was awarded the position of secretariat for the Kitimat Airshed Group. She enjoys learning about the dynamic Kitimat-Terrace Valley Airshed and working with the amazing team behind the KAG and is passionate about protecting the unique beauty of Kitimat.
In her free time, Brittany enjoys volunteering for minor hockey, watching her three children play sports and spending time with friends.