Louise Pendersen

Louise Pedersen is the Executive Director of the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC (ORC).

Louise joined the ORC in February 2019 and comes from a similar position with NatureKids BC, a provincial organization that runs nature clubs for families. She has worked in the philanthropic and communications field for a number of conservation organizations in British Columbia and the UK and holds an M.Sc. in natural resource management from the University of Copenhagen as well as a post-graduate diploma in Public Relations from the University of Victoria. In her spare time, she’s an avid birder, cyclist, skier and trail runner who loves exploring the local North Shore mountains with her two young daughters. She’s keen to try out other outdoor recreation opportunities including fly-fishing and horse packing, and tries to spend as much time as possible in the Columbia Valley around Revelstoke where her family recently bought some land.