We here at the MWF are excited to announce the hiring of Kathleen Hudyma to the role of Program Coordinator. Kathleen is the perfect fit with us here at MWF HQ. She brings experience and energy to this exciting role and we are thrilled to have her on board!
Kathleen Hudyma recently graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Environmental Sciences (B.Env.Sc.), with a focus area in Natural Resource Management. Kathleen’s country upbringing, farm background, volunteer experience with Ducks Unlimited, and work experience with the East Interlake Conservation District and Oak Hammock Marsh, will allow her to bring experience, knowledge and fresh ideas to her new position with the Manitoba Wildlife Federation.
Kathleen is an experienced hunter, taking part in goose and duck hunts at the end of the summer into early fall, and is out in the bush come deer season. She brings her passion for conservation, and love for observing nature with her when she sets out to do these activities on her family farm in Fraserwood, Manitoba. Kathleen is no stranger to fishing either, and has been taking part in annual fishing trips with her family to Clark Lake in northern Manitoba, or fishing on weekends at North Shoal Lake. She has recently started ice fishing with her Partner, but prefers her winter activities to be snowmobiling or snowshoeing. On any of Kathleen’s excursions you will be able to find her with her camera taking photos of passing wildlife, tracks, or the many wildflowers she adores.
Living with her partner, Michael Melnychuk, in Teulon Manitoba where they enjoy gardening in the summer, as well as going for walks or bike rides, and being involved in their local church, Ducks Unlimited Chapter, curling club, and helping on either of their Family’s farms.
The Manitoba Wildlife Federation has a mandate and offers programs that are very close to Kathleen’s values when it comes to conservation, sustainability, and managing Manitoba’s amazing and diverse wildlife and natural resources. She looks forward to meeting and working with Manitoban’s to ensure we all do our part to help ensure these things that make our province great are protected for future generations as well as those of us actively enjoying all Manitoba has to offer.