SARAH BREEN – BOARD DIRECTOR
She is the Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development at Selkirk College in Trail and prior to Selkirk College Breen was with the BC Government in the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD).
Breen holds a PhD in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University, a Masters in Geography from Memorial University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Lakehead University. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, with over 10 years of experience in research, policy, and project management. Her research interests include economic development, infrastructure, natural resource management, resilience, governance, and policy – all with a specific focus on rural areas. Sarah lives in Nelson, BC where she enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and trail running with her partner and their dog.