Meet the Team
Kyla Egan is 4VI’s Director, Sustainability. She is responsible for managing 4VI’s sustainable development operations, including the organization’s commitment to the Glasgow Declaration and Biosphere Certification. Egan’s passion for environmental justice and climate action have shaped her career for the past decade.
Born and raised in Ontario, Egan holds two degrees from the University of Toronto, and graduated with a Master’s in Social Geography in 2018. A life-long learner, she also holds professional certificates from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, and the Climate Reality Project.
Before joining 4VI, Egan worked as a researcher and consultant with community-based organizations in Central America and the Caribbean. During this time, she designed and developed programming with local stakeholders that provided inclusive economic opportunities to Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous communities through tourism.
Egan moved to Vancouver Island in 2021 and initially joined the 4VI team as a Rural Tourism Development Specialist. Her time in this role allowed her to travel, learn, experience and connect with tourism stakeholders across the Island.
In her spare time, Egan volunteers as the Co-founder and Commercial Director of Seeds and Stories, an award-winning social enterprise that promotes regenerative agriculture and gender equity in Western Uganda. She also enjoys travelling, kayaking, and watching documentaries with her feline roommate, Tiggy.