Meet some of our people:

Tim Rundle  |  General Manager 
Tim RundleTim originally comes from Ontario, but soon after graduating with a degree in Marine Biology from the University of Guelph he headed out west with the goal of finding a position in aquaculture. He started at Creative Salmon as a farm technician in 1993, and over the years has worked his way up to the positions of Operations Manager and Senior Biologist. Tim has seen many changes in the aquaculture industry over the years, and he has watched Creative Salmon grow and prosper throughout. He assumed the role of General Manager in May 2008, and has been busy using his extensive leadership skills ever since. Tim sees a promising future for Creative Salmon, and is proud to lead the company in this ever-evolving industry.
Ian Francis  |  Operations Manager 
Ian FrancisIan has been working with Creative Salmon since 1997 – he started as a Farm Technician when he was a student, and through hard work and dedication moved up to Site Manager and then to his current role as Operations Manager. He has excellent knowledge of the aquaculture industry and of the daily workings on the salmon farm, and is fully familiar with the operations of the Biology department, Maintenance department, Boat Crew and Yard Crew. Ian's abilities are proving to be one of Creative Salmon's most valuable assets.
Barb Cannon  |  Biology Manager 
Barb CannonBarb Cannon has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Biology from Dalhousie University. She started learning the ropes at Creative Salmon when she was hired as a Farm Technician in 2002. For several years she worked hard to learn all the different aspects of the Biology department, preparing her for her current role as Biology Manager. It is Barb's job to ensure that we are supplying superior quality salmon to our customers and to oversee the health and welfare of Creative Salmon's current and future Chinook salmon stocks. In 2011, Barb received the Leadership award from the Positive Awareness of Aquaculture (PAA) Society acknowledging her efforts and actions demonstrating leadership and mentorship.
Peter Griffiths  |  Hatchery Manager 
Peter GriffithsPeter Griffiths graduated from Vancouver Island University’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Program in 1987 and began his career in salmon farming at Sea Spring Hatchery in Chemainus soon after. He has worked at both freshwater and saltwater aquaculture sites and became Sea Spring Hatchery supervisor in the early 1990s. When Creative Salmon purchased the hatchery in 2009, Peter assumed the role of Hatchery Manager. Peter feels privileged to work with such a dedicated and talented team, both at the freshwater and saltwater operations, and is very proud of the product Creative Salmon produces.
Graham Aspinall  |  Finance Controller 
Graham AspinallGraham came to Vancouver Island with his young family to broaden his horizons after 8 years on the Lower Mainland. He brings us a wealth of knowledge and experience gained over 25 years of working in a wide variety of industries. Originally from the United Kingdom, he came to Canada in 2004.
Lisa Stewart  |  Communications & HR 
Lisa StewartOriginally from Nova Scotia, Lisa has a Bachelor of Journalism Degree from the University of King’s College in Halifax. She moved to Ucluelet in 1995 and began working in media and communications, spending six years as Publisher/Editor of the community newspaper for Ucluelet/Tofino. She joined the Creative Salmon team in 2013.

In 2016, Lisa earned her CPHR designation as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources.
Lisa Reynolds  |  Office Manager 
Lisa ReynoldsOriginally from the Okanagan Valley, Lisa moved to Tofino in 2013 after spending nine years in Calgary. Lisa started working with Creative Salmon as an office/accounting assistant soon after she moved to Tofino and was promoted to Office Manager in January 2016. Lisa has always worked in accounting/financial positions. She continues that type of work as Office Manager while also looking after feed ordering and shipping to the farms and many other office duties. Lisa’s friendly face is the first you’ll see if you visit our Tofino office.

The Creative Salmon team

Creative Salmon employs just over 50 people in positions ranging from net cleaners and technicians to managers and administrators. We strive to create a friendly and supportive atmosphere for our staff – and since many of them have been with us for 10, 15, and even 20 years, it seems to be working.

We are committed to making it easy for local people – from the communities of Tofino, Ucluelet, Esowista, Ty-Histanis and Opitsaht – to work for us. We practice day-shifting, bringing staff to and from the farm sites every day, rather than having them live there for days at a time, so that they can be with their families every evening and have a more "regular" schedule.