Meet Our President
Anne Yagi, M.Sc., EP, CERP
Remembering Friends & Mentors
Dr. R. Jon Planck and Paulette Hache were both long time friends and colleagues to Anne throughout her career. Anne considered both to be like-minded biologists and their discussions and collaborations helped her grow into the biologist she is today. Jon was a mentor to both Anne and Paulette, and always encouraged them to “think outside the box” when it came to their work. Unfortunately, Paulette passed away in 2013 and Jon passed away in 2015.
Rob Tervo worked for MNRF as a Field Technician from 1999-2008, and assisted Anne in conducting various field studies during her time as an MNRF Biologist. Unfortunately, Rob passed away suddenly in 2008. His contributions to the long term monitoring studies Anne initiated while at MNRF are the foundations of the work 8Trees Inc. continues today.
Kay McKeever was the founder of the Owl Foundation in Vineland, Ontario. Kay was a good friend and mentor to Anne throughout her career, engaging in many discussions about animal behaviour, scientific research and writing. Kay always had a keen wit and a unique approach to bird of prey rehabilitation due to her skills as an architect and animal behaviorist. Kay passed away in 2019 at the age of 94. The Owl Foundation still thrives today.