Meet the Podcast Team



Danielle Paydli

Gratefully living on Stz’uminus First Nation land in the Stocking Lake Watershed.

Danielle (Danni) lives in Saltair, BC. She loves her community watershed and is excited to hear from other folks across the province about their local challenges, successes and connection to their watersheds. She works as the BC Organizer at the Freshwater Alliance and when she is not working, she’s either renovating her old home, exploring the woods, playing trampoline ninjas with her kids or scouring the beach for treasures.

Production Team


Brenden MacDonald

Living on Coast Salish Territory in the China Creek Urban Watershed.

From rural Vancouver Island, Brenden grew up with a deep respect for “nature”, though he recognizes this land looked a lot different and was in fact much healthier prior to Canadian colonization and the legacy of extractive industry. Brenden graduated from VIU (philosophy major, English minor) and focused on deep ecology, linguistics, and First Nations literature. He also has a trade diploma from PAVI in Audio Engineering and Production.

Watch Brenden's videos about living with schizophrenia or listen to his electronic music at


Anna Kemp

Gorge Creek watershed, on Songhees and Esquimalt territories.

As communications manager for Watershed Watch Salmon Society, Anna tells stories that profile the importance of wild salmon for the ecosystems, cultures and economies of B.C. On her time off, you can find her dragging her son out for walks in the forest or curled up on the couch with a good book.



Ashley van der Pouw Kraan

Living on the unceded and traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh) and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Coast Salish people in Vancouver's Balaclava urban watershed.

Growing up on the rural side of an already small town allowed Ashley to spend her childhood outdoors, exploring the local woods and waterways. Today, you can find Ashley working to defend freshwater at the Canadian Freshwater Alliance as their Digital Engagement and Fund Development Lead, or riding her bike to her next adventure.