Board of Directors

Louis Legal

Louis Legal

Louis Legal was previously the President of the Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society (SCAS) before SCAS joined with the Sea to Sky Clean Air Society in 2021 to create SAS. Louis has an academic background in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, (BSc) and a Masters of Natural Resources Management (Economics & Management), Natural Resources Institute, from the University of Manitoba. Additionally, Louis completed his Meteorologist Training in the Department of Transport (1962-63). Louis worked in Environment Canada as a meteorologist for thirty-four years from 1962-1997. He had postings in Winnipeg MB, Goose Bay NL, Lahr W Germany, Comox BC and Vancouver BC.

Peter Frinton

Peter Frinton

Peter Frinton is a long time resident of Bowen Island (over 40 years), living on a small farm/homestead with his partner Carol- a visual artist, avid reader, gardener, and Tai Chi instructor. He was elected for four terms as Councillor (1999-2002/2004-2011), including three as an Islands Trustee, and one (2008-2011) as the Municipal Director at Metro Vancouver. His academic background is in Biology (BSc.), with graduate work in Resource Ecology, all at UBC. During his time there, he taught animal health/pathology courses, and was a research associate working on BigHorn sheep, Blacktail Deer, and domestic goat nutrition.

Douw Steyn

Douw Steyn, PhD, ACM, FCMOS

Douw Steyn, PhD, ACM, FCMOS is a Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science at The University of British Columbia, in the Department of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. His professional, teaching and research activities are in the field of air pollution meteorology, boundary layer meteorology, mesoscale meteorology, environmental science and interdisciplinary science. His research involves measurement and modeling studies of regional air pollution, especially in regions with complex terrain. He has worked extensively on the statistics of air pollution, air pollution monitoring and monitoring network design.

Laurie Bates-Frymel

Laurie Bates-Frymel MCIP, RPP

Laurie Bates-Frymel MCIP, RPP has degrees in Meteorology and Environmental Physics/Chemistry from the University of Alberta and a Sustainable Development Certificate from Simon Fraser University. For over 20 years, she worked as an air quality professional, conducting dispersion modelling, analyzing ambient data, consulting with various stakeholders, developing air quality management plans, and implementing air pollutant emission or exposure reduction programs. Since 2015, Laurie has been working to protect ecological health as a Senior Environmental Planner with Metro Vancouver Regional District.

John Urpens

John Urpens

John Urpens is our newest board member. Come back here soon to learn more about John!