Director, Yukon Land Use Planning Council
Tim Sellars is a long time Yukoner, having lived in the territory since 1989, when he arrived in Whitehorse to work for the Yukon Land Use Planning Commission on the Greater Kluane Land Use Plan. Tim went on to work as a mapping technician, land disposition manager, land use planner, fish & wildlife planner, and director with various departments within Government of Yukon.
Tim has most recently worked as the Senior Planner for the Dawson Regional Planning Commission, leading the team that recently completed the Dawson Region Recommended Plan. Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Geography and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, specializing in integrated resource management.
Tim is an active participant in many Yukon pursuits, including mountain biking, lake swimming, berry picking, coaching swimming, volunteering with the ski patrol and playing with the Problematic Orchestra. Tim’s wife and daughter are both born and raised in Yukon and are members of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation.
Senior Planner, Yukon Land Use Planning Council
Sam Skinner worked as a land use planner in the Yukon first for the Peel Watershed Planning Commission, then for the Yukon Land Use Planning Council where he contributed to the North Yukon, Peel Watershed and Dawson regional planning processes. His professional interests include landscape ecology, spatial analysis, cumulative effects, how to inform decisions, and communicating across cultures and interests. He has an MSc in mycology (the study of fungi), and enjoys picking mushrooms and berries, getting out on the land, travelling, and creating art.
Administrative Assistant, Yukon Land Use Planning Council
Michelle has managed to carve out a very broad career path since obtaining her degree in Environmental and Conservation Sciences from the University of Alberta back in 2000. She loves living in the North and is excited to be supporting land use planning in the Yukon. Outside of work she is busy with her family, creative and outdoor pursuits, and her ever-expanding garden.
Senior Planner, Dawson Regional Planning Commission
Manager of Finance and Administration