Meet the Ptarmigan Team


lisa fleming - executive director

Lisa has twenty years’ experience managing projects for non- profit organizations, including environmental, social justice and artistic groups.  Lisa is experienced with fundraising, project coordination, administration and financial management.  While it is true that environmental issues are closest to Lisa’s heart, as reflected in her educational choices (degree in biology; post graduate diploma in environmental sciences), she is a convert to the power of the arts and is inspired to work for a meaningful organization such as Ptarmigan that is making a difference in the community where she has chosen to live and raise her kids.  When not working with Ptarmigan, Lisa is happiest spending time in her kayak, digging in her garden or exploring trails and beaches with her kids. 


Lauren mann - program coordinator

Lauren is an acclaimed songwriter and performer who, before moving to Pender Island in 2015, spent five years touring North America with her band, The Fairly Odd Folk. She has released three full length albums and one DVD, and was the winner of the 2014 CBC Searchlight Contest. Since settling on Pender from Calgary, AB, Lauren has become an active member in the creative community, hosting house concerts at her home, collaborating with other artists, and hosting songwriting workshops. She is excited to bring her wealth of experience to the Ptarmigan team as the Program Coordinator. When not working at Ptarmigan, you might find her hiking, paddleboarding, or writing songs in her studio.

Board of Directors

Board Chair - David Wright
Vice Chair - Brent Marsden
Secretary - Margaret Alpen
Treasurer - Wendy Gardner
Director - Rick McMullen
Director - Paul Weyer
Director - Patrick Brown
Director - Vicki Lynn Dutton
Director - Ralph Keefer