Associate Director
Headshot of Torrance Coste

Torrance (he/him) currently resides on Vancouver Island on unceded lək̓ʷəŋən Territory.

Torrance is honoured to provide leadership and support to the Wilderness Committee campaign team, as well as represent the organization with grassroot allies, Indigenous nations, government, the media and the public. A major highlight for him is leading trailbuilding trips as part of our field program on Vancouver Island. He is also known to enjoy (the very rare) heated Twitter exchanges. Torrance grew up constantly encouraged to be outside, to learn to be comfortable in nature and in the woods, which has impacted him greatly. He also grew up working on a small hobby farm then put himself through university working as a labourer in the shipyard in Victoria. Before Wilderness Committee, Torrance worked in fundraising and outreach for a few other environmental organizations and initiatives. His love for nature takes him out hiking and camping every summer – he even got engaged on the West Coast Trail!