Our Staff

Anadi Brownstein
Camp Manager/Facilitator
Anandi Brownstein is a Nelson local who has been working at the Tipi Camp for over ten years. In her decade of involvement with the Guiding Hands Recreation Society, she has worked as a cook, manager, facilitator, and fundraiser. She first attended Tipi Camp when she was 10 years old for the WISE Kids program. Ever since, she has held a deep regard for the Tipi Camp and all it offers to the community – a place to reconnect with nature and ourselves.
She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at UBC in Vancouver and later completed a graduate degree in Communications at Concordia University in Montreal. When not at Tipi Camp, she travels extensively as a documentary filmmaker and educator. She still thinks that the Tipi Camp is one of the most beautiful places she’s ever been.
Nicole Plouffe

Nicole recently joined us in an Administrator capacity in the Spring of 2016 and has been a resident of the East Shore for 19 years. Her many endeavors include: owning and operating an artisan shop, being the Volunteer Coordinator for Starbelly Music Festival, and her most cherished employment has been working at home raising her two kids with her partner.

She has recently obtained an Office Administrative certificate and has done administration for East Shore Trails and Bike Association, Kootenay Lake Medley Arts Camp, and Selkirk College. She finds it an honor to work with Tipi Camp since it has has been a place of joy and healing for her and her family for the past 13 years.


Kailbri Wood

Kalibri Wood joined Tipi Camp in 2015 as our bookkeeper. She has lived on the pristine Kootenay Lake since 2007.  In 2004, she completed her training as a conservation biologist at the University of Alberta and has worked extensively with songbirds as a field biologist, travelling to many wild landscapes across Canada, Central & South America.  She has been involved with Tipi camp in numerous ways since 2012 and values the tremendous opportunity Tipi Camp offers for kids and adults to foster their connection with nature.  She lives with her husband, dog and cat in Crawford Bay.


Farley Cursons
Chairman of the Board

Farley Cursons was elected to the GHRS Board at the AGM in June 2015. He is a skilled community organizer with an optimistic vision for the cultural and economic future of the East Shore. As the Tipi Camp Trail Crew coordinator for the last three years, Farley has a firm grasp of the Crawford Bay Peninsulas extensive trail networks, their natural history, and the endangered flora and fauna unique to the area.

When not working the trails, Farley is an active board member of a number of other non-profit organizations. He is the co-founder of the East Shore Trail and Bike Association ESTBA which works to promote and educate the public about the East Shores amazing recreation trails. Farley is also the East Shore’s recently certified ‘Firesmart Canada” representative. He lives with his wife and daughter in Gray Creek.