Our Team

Ethan Turnbull

Museum Assistant - Team Lead

I have lived in Kingston for most of my life. I attended Macdonald Consolidated School and have recently graduated from Hampton High School. This fall I will be attending Mount Allison University for a Bachelor of Arts with an Honours in Political Science and a Double Minor in French and Canadian Public Policy. After university I plan to either pursue a career as an RCMP officer or a crown prosecutor. I have been volunteering with many different organizations for the past ten years. I have been a volunteer firefighter with the Long Reach Fire Department for almost two years. I started working at Peninsula Heritage as a tour guide at the John Fisher Memorial Museum last summer, after the summer was over, I volunteered with Peninsula Heritage until I started working again this year. I am also chair of the marketing committee at Peninsula Heritage Inc.

Emma Giberson

Senior Conservator - Team Lead

I have lived on the Kingston Peninsula my whole life. I attended Macdonald Consolidated School and I have recently graduated from Hampton High School. I will be pursuing a Bachelor of Nursing at UNBSJ this upcoming fall. I have been heavily involved within my school and community during my high school career by participating on the school's student council and sports teams, and volunteering for the lunch and learn program. I worked for Peninsula Heritage last summer as a host at the Carter House. Working here has enriched my knowledge about the history of the peninsula and love for community service

Kendra DeMerchant

Archives Assistant

I have spent my entire life on the Kingston Peninsula. I attended school at MacDonald Consolidated and then went to high school in Hampton. This spring, I graduated from the University of New Brunswick – Saint John with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biology-psychology with an honours in psychology and a minor in chemistry. Throughout my undergraduate career I worked researching and studying songbirds on the Kingston Peninsula, and with this being my first year with Peninsula Heritage Inc. I am excited to learn about the historical and cultural aspects of my community.

Jack White

Junior Conservator

I was born and raised in New Brunswick. Growing up in Kingston I spent most of my days either swimming in the Saint John River or shoveling my driveway. I attended Macdonald Consolidated School, during that time I managed to learn many interesting and exciting stories about the land and the people. I currently work at 1810 Carter House and volunteer at the Long Reach Fire Department.

Aden Waddell

Junior Conservator

I have lived on the Kingston Peninsula all my life in the area of Reeds point. My family has lived in the area since the early 1800's, and we have been a part of the community ever since. I attended Macdonald Consolidated School, and am now in grade eleven at Hampton High School. I was employed at The 1810 Carter House last summer, and continue to work for Peninsula Heritage Inc. as we rejuvenate the building and garden

Ben White

Collections Assistant

I currently reside in long reach which is just a 10-minute drive from the museum.

In the fall I am planning on attending Mount Allison university to study political science.

Cody Smith

Collections Assistant

I am from Long Reach New Brunswick, I am a community minded individual who has great interest in history, culture, and the tourism industry in a whole.

Rivers Keirstead

Built Heritage Researcher

Rivers was born and raised on the Peninsula and is an involved member of its Catholic community. She recently graduated from the concurrent BA/BEd program at UNBSJ. She has a strong passion for history and recently completed her history honours thesis on PTSD in Second World War veterans. This summer she is working on the built heritage project which aims to document the historical buildings and places on the Kinston Peninsula, including residences, public buildings, churches, and even cemeteries and ferries. This Fall she will begin her masters in history at UNBF.