Todd Sellers, Executive Director
Todd is leading the Foundation’s activities to initiate water quality research and the development of a water quality sustainability plan for the Lake of the Woods basin. Todd is a third generation summer resident of Minaki and former fishing guide on the Winnipeg River. Todd is a past president of the Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association. Prior to joining the Foundation, he founded Waverley Group Inc., a firm that specializes in technology solutions for the natural resources, science, and health care sectors. Todd has a long association with the not-for-profit sector, having begun his career at the Rawson Academy of Aquatic Sciences, a national academy of Canada’s foremost aquatic scientists and environmental policy researchers. He holds a Master of Science degree in aquatic biology from the University of Alberta, with his thesis work on lake trout being conducted at the Experimental Lakes Area east Kenora.
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Teika Newton, International Watershed Coordinator
Teika Newton leads the Foundation’s International Watershed Coordinator Program. Teika is a long-time participant in regional watershed science, policy, and governance activities. She has served as a board member for the International Joint Commission’s International Rainy–Lake of the Woods Watershed Board, and co-chaired the Board’s Community Advisory Group, Engagement Committee, and currently the Adaptive Management Committee. Teika also has been helping to guide the IJC Board’s work on climate adaptation since 2016.
Teika comes to the Foundation following several years at Climate Action Network - Réseau action climat Canada, where she helped grow the network to 150 civil society member organizations and cultivate a powerful team of diplomats and climate policy experts under her leadership as Managing Director. At the local level, Teika continues to contribute as a member of the City of Kenora’s Sustainability Advisory Committee.
Born and raised in Kenora, Teika lives with her husband Mike and their children Maya and Sam, in the off-grid house they built just outside town. Teika holds a Masters degree in evolutionary biology from the University of British Columbia.