Joel Gibson has been the curator of the Entomology Collection at the Royal British Columbia Museum since the winter of 2016. His childhood and adolescence were spent among the Great Lakes and forests of southern Ontario. After completing degrees in wildlife biology and insect systematics, he pursued a teaching degree and a brief career as a high school teacher. His current position includes advancing knowledge of all insects and spiders of British Columbia. His move to B.C. has fostered an interest in western Nearctic biogeography as well as a strong interest in shoreline and intertidal arthropods.