Our volunteer Board of Directors is made up of Sunshine Coast residents who have a wide range of interests and skills required to guide the Corporation.Â Directors serve for two year terms and are typically appointed at our Annual General Meetings, held in the Spring of each year. As our sole shareholder, the District of Sechelt is responsible for the appointment of Directors, having received recommendations from the SCCF.
Directors who are appointed are required to attend at least eight meetings each year and to comply with our Code of Conduct.
The Sunshine Coast Community Forest Nominations Committee is inviting expressions of interest for the 2018-20 Board of Directors. We are seeking candidates who live on the Sunshine Coast and who will bring valuable business skills or strong governance experience to our Board.Â The experience and skills we are searching for, but are not limited to, include:
Â â€¢Â Previous Board experience
Â â€¢Â Business skills including finance, legal and marketing
Â â€¢Â Natural resource interest including forestry, environmental management and outdoor recreation involvement
Â Â â€¢ Â Access to relationships that will enhance the goals and objectives of the organization
The Nominations Committee will propose a slate of candidates to be voted on by the Shareholder at the next Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2018.
If you are interested in being considered for election to the Board of Directors, please forward details of your experience and expertise to the Nominations Committee Chair at email@example.com or to PO Box 215, Sechelt BC V0N 3A0 by February 16, 2018.
Our currently elected directors are:
Glen spent 27 years with MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., and was President of MacMillan Bloedel KK, in Tokyo, Japan from 1986 to 1989 and again from 1994 to 1998.Â Since then he has held senior positions in Higa Industries Canada, Canwell Distribution Ltd., and BuildDirect.Â Glen is now retired.Â Over a career of 40 years, Glen, as a senior executive with extensive domestic and international marketing, sales and operations experience, made some significant accomplishments and developed some important strengths:
After articling with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, Chartered Accountants, in Prince George, Tim spent 20 years in the north, initially in public practice and then as the controller for a major logging contractor in Burns Lake, and later a logging equipment supplier in Prince George. He subsequently worked with three school districts as Secretary-Treasurer, most recently on the Sunshine Coast. He has been on the Coast for 25 years, retiring from the School District in 2001. In addition to his experience in both the private and public arenas, he has been involved as: a School Trustee, including Board Chair, a Director of the Sunshine Coast Credit Union, including three years as Chairman, a member of the local Elder College Committee, and an active participant in local theatre, sailing and skiing.
Bob’s career spanned 38 years in the aviation insurance industry where he quickly rose through the ranks of management to senior executive, easing into retirement as a consultant and director.Â He and his family moved to Sechelt in 1998 and where he started his secondary career as a volunteer trail builder almost immediately.Â Bob has been involved with the Sandy Hook Community Association and the Sechelt Groves Society (formerly Hidden Grove Society) for 15 years, acting as President of each for several years.Â These organizations have raised over $60,000 in donations, grants and in-kind contributions to complete Hidden Grove projects.Â In his spare time Bob acts as a webmaster designing and hosting websites for many charitable and non-profit organizations on the Sunshine Coast.
When Geoff first arrived in Egmont in 1974 he worked for about a year in the logging and log booming industry. After that was involved in commercial fishing for many years, most of them as captain of his own vessel. Since then he has designed and built a few homes for investment purposes and the last number of years has been semi-retired. Geoff has always been involved in the community.Â He was president of the Egmont Community Club for over 10 years playing a leading role in creating the Egmont Heritage Centre. He is still the vice president but has become less active since moving to Sechelt in 2015. Geoff spent a few years on one of Community Futureâ€™s committees and has been chair of the Area A Advisory Planning Commission for over 10 years.
Fidel Fogarty, botanist/mycologist, has been studying plant and mushroom ecology and chemistry for 25 years. He has acted as principal research scientist on a multitude of projects for both provincial and federal governments and private industry. Fidel has designed and implemented forestry projects in conjunction with the Aveda Inc., Science Council of BC, Forest Renewal BC, the BC Ministry of Forests, the Canadian Forest Service, BC Hydro, the University of Victoria, BC Research and the University of British Columbia.
As an associate at the Towerâ€™s lab at UBC, research has focused on the collection, identification, chemical analysis and cultivation of BCâ€™s indigenous medicinal flora and fungi under field, nursery, green house and laboratory conditions. Fidel has published numerous scientific reports on compounds isolated, identified and quantified from medicinal plants and mushrooms. Fidel has taken literally hundreds of people on plant and mushroom forays in coastal BC and is presently developing a beachfront resort dedicated to plant medicine near Lund, BC.
Brian and his wife Teresa have worked, lived, and grown with the Sechelt community over the past 20 years. Â Brian is aÂ Registered Professional Forester (RPF) with a BSc in Forestry and BA Geography & Natural Resource Planning. Â He has extensive forestry experience in operational planning, reforestation, and forest resource management. Â Brian is currently employed by International Forest Products Limited, as Area Forester, and is responsible for managing Interfor’s silviculture program from Sechelt Inlet to Toba Inlet on the Sunshine Coast. Â
Brian is active in the community, as a co-owner of his family run business, and as a supporter of youth sports and community events. Â As a volunteer coach, team manager, and division manager with Sunshine Coast Minor Hockey, Brian has enjoyed taking a leadership role. He has also served and trained with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue – Unit 12 in Halfmoon Bay. Â Brian’s passion for the outdoors often finds him skiing, mountain biking, trail running, or on the water sailing in his spare time.
After a 30-year career as a silviculture contractor Tony now operates a nature tour company. Tony has been president of the Sunshine Coast Natural History Society for many years, and has a detailed knowledge of local biodiversity and ecosystems. Since 1980 he has been involved with local battles to preserve Tetrahedron Provincial Park, Spipiyus Provincial Park, Sargeant Bay Provincial Park, Big Firs Regional Park, the Wilson Creek estuary, and defeating the early 1980s plan to construct a canal through Sechelt to Porpoise Bay.
Peter Moonen is a third generation British Columbian who has his roots in the forest sector. He has more than 25 years experience as a communications specialist, the last 19 years in the forest industry. He is co-leader of the Sustainable Building Coalition formed with the Canadian Wood Council, Forest Products Association of Canada and various industry, government and non-government organizations. He is also Coordinator of Sustainability and Special Projects for WoodWORKS!, a program developed by the Canadian Wood Council to stimulate and enhance a wood culture in B.C. through education, training and awareness-building programs.
He has been involved in community economic development, especially transitional strategies for small, rural and resource economies. He has worked closely with several communities around the province in enhancing and diversifying their economies with special emphasis on meeting the needs of small and medium sized value-added businesses. He is currently president of the B.C. Wood Co-op, an organization promoting B.C. made value added wood products.
He has a double major degree in Marine Biology and Zoology as well as studying forestry at the University of British Columbia and Communications and Marketing in Calgary. He lives in Roberts Creek with his wife, three daughters and one son.
From 1980 to 2012, Tom was an active member of Gardner Pinfold Consulting. He has been involved in many studies and reports on: agriculture development, fisheries development and management, forestry management, health, natural resources valuation, offshore petroleum development, sustainable development and tourism development.Â Tom has been an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Special Lecturer and Honorary Adjunct Professor of Economics at Dalhousie University. He was also an Economic Advisor, for three years, to the Ministry of Finance & Planning, Nairobi, Kenya.Â He is trained in quantitative and qualitative economics, and holds Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees in economics.
Tom has been a Sunshine Coast resident since 2002 and a director with the Community Forest since 2010.Â He is the past president of the Sechelt Rotary Club and is currently Chair of the Sunshine Coast Pickleball Association.Â He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys mountain biking on the numerous trails throughout the Sunshine Coast.