Ernie Sellentin bio

Sellentin worked in the Texada Island quarries and then as a timber faller with his father. From 1978-1995 he continued in the logging industry working in a variety of coastal B.C. locations. He returned to college in 1995 and then re-entering the workforce in 2000 with a Diploma in Environmental Assessment Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. He then built his own company, Sellentin’s Habitat Restoration & Invasive Species Consulting Ltd., specializing in habitat restoration and invasive species consulting. Today the business is a successful multi-dimensional full service enterprise focusing on environmentally conscious sustainable invasive plant removal and restoration. In addition, he served as a Director on the Board, Invasive Species Council of BC (2005 – 2009).

Sellentin’s volunteer soccer coach career includes 7 years with the Comox Valley United House League, U6 -U12, Comox Valley Select for U13G then Upper Island Soccer Association VIPL Riptide soccer for U14G-U16G. Sellentin was 2016 assistant coach for the U16 girls VIPL Riptide soccer team which won the BC Soccer Coastal Cup and placed third at BC Provincial Championships. With family and friends, he also enjoys cycling, hiking and backcountry camping.

Sellentin lives in Comox with his wife Johanne and teenage daughter Olivia plus two pets Ollie the dog and Winnie the Burmese cat. Two adult children and two grandchildren also live in the Comox Valley.

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