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 Meeting, 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, to participate on at least one Committee and to comply with our Code of Conduct.
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.
Our currently elected directors are:
GEOFF CRAIG - Chair
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.
In the spring of 2019 Tony will have been a resident of the Sunshine Coast for 50 years. He planted his first tree on Mt. Elphinstone in 1969 and then spent a 30 year career as a silviculture contractor. He recently retired from his second career operating 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. Wrote one of the first trail guides to the Sunshine Coast (1995) and authored â€˜The Waterfalls of British Columbiaâ€™. Known locally as â€˜Birdmanâ€™ because of his long-running birding column in the local newspaper. Lives in Halfmoon 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.
Michael’s long career in the construction industry in Alberta included the management of building projects for many natural resource industries as well as retail and government clients. While in Alberta he served on the board of the Edmonton Construction Association for seven years and on the Alberta Safety Codes Council – Barrier Free sub-council for five years. Since moving to the Sunshine Coast, Michael has served as a member of the District of Sechelt Advisory Planning Commission and as a member of the Dakota Ridge Advisory Committee.
A long-time resident, activist and conservationist, Elise (retired physiotherapist) has been involved with many aspects of Land Use, Parks & Greenway Planning and Forestry Operational Plans. One of the driving forces behind the HMB Greenway Enthusiasts (this group has built and maintained many of the wonderful trails.) From 2009 to 2014, Elise served on the Board of the Sunshine Coast Community Forest in 2009.
Eliseâ€™s extensive community involvement includes: Area B Area Planning Committee, Sargeant Bay Society, Halfmoon Bay Citizens Association, Food Bank volunteer, Sunshine Coast Community Foundation director,Â SC Trails Society and the Community Forest Advisory Committee.
Kathleen has lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast since 2010. She completed the Ministry of Agriculture’s Bee Master program now owns and operates the award-winning Roberts Creek Honey, a company she apprenticed with for several years and then purchased in 2015. Kathleen is the current President of the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers Association.