Bill De Bosch Kemper – Director

My wife, Bet, and I moved from Victoria to the Okanagan in 1978, with our two young sons. We loved the semi-arid lands, the forests, and the mountains of the area and whenever time permitted we explored the many backroads, trails, lakes, and rivers in the region. Outdoors activities such as hiking, fishing, birding, cross-country skiing, and canoeing have been hugely important to our family.

I received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Victoria and worked as a clinical psychologist at Kelowna General Hospital (1978-1993) and in Private Practice. I retired from my private practice in 2014. I served on a number of Boards of professional and other non-profit organizations throughout my working life, but COLT represents my first foray into the world of conservation and land trusts. I joined COLT in early 2016