Executive Committee - Atlantic

Emily Dodge (Co-Chair)

Emily was born in Massachusetts and first moved to Nova Scotia to attend Dalhousie University where she received her BA in International Development and Environmental Studies. From there she went on to earn her MS in Ecological Leadership and Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Since then she has worked for various non-profits developing and delivering environmental themed programs and events. She has delivered after school programming for Sierra Club, as well as helped to establish the Wild Child Forest School in Halifax. She currently lives in Hammonds Plains, NS with her husband, son, and dog.


Tony Reddin (Co-Chair)Tony Reddin

Tony Reddin is a social activist and musician from Bonshaw, P.E.I., has been active in SCC since the Atlantic Canada Chapter began in 2001. A graduate of UPEI (BSc Physics), Tony was involved in the Maritime Energy Coalition for many years, and is presently the Energy Project Coordinator for the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island (ECO-P.E.I. Tony has served on the Atlantic Board for OXFAM Canada and is active in the PEI Food Security Network. He also volunteers as an educator at schools, as a community event organizer, and as a leader of singalongs, contra dances, nature walks, canoe paddles and discussions of other alternatives to fossil fuel consumption.


Julie ReimerJulie Reimer (Atlantic Representative) is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her research explores the role of marine spatial planning and management in bridging conservation and sustainability. Julie holds a Master of Marine Management from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in biology from Queen’s University. Her research experience spans conservation social science, conservation management, and land-based aquaculture. Julie has been actively engaged with non-profit organizations in Atlantic Canada for five years. She has worked as an Education Specialist for Ducks Unlimited Canada-Atlantic and has supported environmental education programs in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Julie currently sits on the Board of Directors for the New Brunswick chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and The Starfish Canada. In 2018, Julie proposed, developed, and successfully launched a bi-weekly blog for CPAWS-NB to produce new content and bolster public awareness of the organization. In addition to her passions for oceans and conservation, Julie enjoys a daily at-home yoga practice, an annual read of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and fresh baked bread any time!