Staff at Cliffs of Fundy
Sacha Brake – Director
Originally from Newfoundland, Sacha has always been fascinated by the ocean and feels at home on any coastline. She has lived in Nova Scotia for the better part of her life and has called Truro home for the last decade.
With a passion for asset based community development, farmers market pastries and a good cup of tea, Sacha has spent much of her working life in roles that support the growth of individuals, communities and businesses in our region. Whether through personal study, one on one conversation or group workshops and presentations she thrives on learning and knowledge sharing. She studied Theatre and has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Memorial University of Newfoundland and carries her creativity, positive attitude and drive for learning and community connection into every aspect of her life. Sacha believes in the immense power of storytelling, sharing your knowledge and experience with others to better understand what we’ve come from and where we are going. Always a beachgoer and avid stay-cationer, Sacha opened her horizons a few summers ago exploring the Fundy shore and after making friends with her first hermit crab, she was hooked. She is excited to do all she can to support the continued growth and development of the Geopark and to promote and share our rich geological and cultural history.
With a Bachelor of Recreation Management degree from Acadia University, specializing in Community Tourism and Recreation Development, Devin has over twenty years experience in tourism development, marketing, and communications within Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy region.
Devin worked as the Marketing Coordinator for the Central Nova Tourism Association for 15 years before becoming the organization’s Executive Director. After working as a consultant for a number of years he then became the Research, Policy, and Community Engagement Officer for the Municipality of Colchester where he now provides valued staff support to the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Society on behalf of the Municipality.
Devin was a member of the steering committee that led Cliffs of Fundy to achieving its UNESCO Global Geopark designation in July of 2020. He also attended the International Global Geoparks Network Conference in Italy in 2018, the European Global Geoparks Network Conference in Spain in 2019, and participated in the intensive Global Geoparks Network Digital Course offered in 2020.
Caleb Grant (he/him)
Caleb is the resident Geoscientist with the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark who joined the team in January of 2021.
Caleb grew up in Hants County, Nova Scotia, and attended St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) with dreams of becoming a teacher. Shortly after arriving at StFX however, he transferred to the Geology program and, in 2018, completed an honours thesis researching rocks in the northeastern Cape Breton Highlands. Recently, Caleb graduated from Acadia University with a Master of Geology degree and is excited to be making the transition into the public education and communication field.
“While I was in school I realized that there is often a disconnect between the academic community and general public who may be interested in learning about geology or the world around them. Ever since I learned about the Geopark, and even before I joined the team, I have been eager to get involved so that I might help to make the geologic wonders in Nova Scotia a little more accessible.”