Stella Johnson – Archaeological Technician / Lab Technician
Stella joined our team in September of 2021 and is one of our archaeological technicians, as well as a Lab Technician.
Stella loves exploring new places on the different jobs along the coast and finding evidence of our ancestors. She manages all the artifacts in our lab and enjoys working alongside her dad in the field.
In Stella’s free time you can find her paddle boarding, spending time with her friends/family or lounging with her 2 cats.
Jackie La Mouri – Technical Writer
Jackie La Mouri did her first BA at U of T, a double major in English and Classical Civilisations, before taking Archaeology at SFU. She recently graduated from Harvard University with a Master’s in Museum Studies.
Jackie has worked as a field archaeologist and also has museum and repository experience. She is passionate about community-centred methodologies, particularly surrounding collections care. Her work experience had been across the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland, and Jackie is excited to be focusing on the Sunshine Coast now!
Kenzie Jessome, MA – Senior Archaeologist, Lead Field Director
In addition to being the founding Partner of In Situ Anthropological Consulting, Kenzie Jessome (MA, University of British Columbia) is In Situ’s Senior Archaeologist and our lead Field Director on major projects and scientific investigations.
Kenzie has worked with indigenous groups from across the world including Panama, Mexico and throughout Eastern and Western Canada. Most recently Kenzie has worked closely with First Nations in the Northwest Coast of Canada and has devoted his career to understanding the archaeological context on the Sunshine Coast, BC.
Jess Harrison, BA – Archaeologist
Jess graduated from the University of Victoria in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology, with a focus on Bioarchaeology. Jess’ primary interests are faunal and floral remains, paleoarchaeology, early hominin behaviour, and osteology.
Jess’ archaeological experience comes from taking two summer field schools in 2019 through the University of Victoria, one in Forensic Anthropology/Archaeology and the other in Archaeology of Perishable Material Culture focusing on textile analysis and experimental archaeological methodologies.
They grew up in the Pacific Northwest of BC and are new to the Sunshine Coast. Jess likes to spend time with their Cat Minnow and binge true crime podcasts in their downtime.
Gabrielle Janicki – GIS Technician, Archaeologist
Gabrielle graduated in 2019 with a B.SC in Anthropology at the University of Victoria. Post graduation, Gabrielle went on to work as a field archaeologist in Prince George, BC.
Along with gaining many practical skills and experience in the field, Gabrielle was also introduced to real world GIS applications for archaeology and it really piqued her interest.
Due to an injury acquired in the field, Gabrielle decided to return to school and complete an Advanced Diploma in GIS at BCIT in 2021 to find a way back to the archaeology world.
Now working as the GIS technician for In Situ, it couldn’t be a better match!
Rowan Siider – Archaeologist
After living my entire life on Vancouver Island, I packed up shop in 2023 and moved to the sunshine coast to fulfill a dream job of working in coastal archaeology.
I’ve been curious about the cultural history of my surroundings since I was a child. I have numerous childhood memories of sitting on windy North Island beaches, wondering, ‘What was it like to live here two, five, ten thousand years ago?’
Exploring these questions became a reality during my time at UVic, where I graduated with a BSc in Anthropology in 2021. During that time, another childhood obsession came to fruition when I learned that I could make maps for a living through GIS.
I later pursued an Advanced Diploma in GIS at VIU. After working as a GIS technician for a year, I was thrilled to join In Situ and merge my two favorite fields of study, all while getting a chance to work with like-minded people and make a home in a new place.
Ashley Jessome – Managing Director
As Managing Director and Partner at In Situ Anthropological Consulting, Ashley oversees the planning and execution of our projects.
Bringing experience in team co-ordination, project management, community outreach and client relations from both the private and charitable sectors from throughout Canada, UK and the Middle East.
Kelila Peel – Administration Assistant
Kelila joined the In Situ Consulting team in July 2021 as an Administration Assistant. She does double duty acting as an Archaeological Technician, doing some occasional fieldwork.
Kelila was born and raised in Sechelt and lives on the waterfront. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful husky named Loki, by going on long beach walks and forest hikes.