Protecting and enhancing the natural values of Salt Spring Island and its surrounding waters




Executive Director: Christine Torgrimson

Christine oversees implementation of Conservancy programs and management of operations and assets. She also leads land and covenant acquisition initiatives and fundraising planning and implementation. Christine has over 35 years’ experience as founder, board member, staff member and consultant for many nonprofit organizations—land trusts in particular. She currently serves as board member of the Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia and was formerly a board member and chair of the Islands Trust Fund Board and an elected Salt Spring Island Trustee. Christine has a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and a Master of Science Degree in Counselling.

Office Coordinator & Bookkeeper:
Kathryn Luttin

Kathryn manages the Conservancy office and Blackburn building and provides a wide range of essential administrative support for the organization, particularly for the Executive Director. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Before moving to Salt Spring, Kathryn worked as a physiotherapist in Vancouver and a research assistant at UBC. Her interest in environmental protection and administration led her to the Conservancy in 2012.