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Board of Directors

The SCF is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of community leaders who are Squamish residents and whose varied backgrounds are intended to be representative of Squamish's diversity.  Each October at the Annual General Meeting nominations for any vacant director positions are accepted.  There are 8 board members each serving a 3 year term to a maximum of 2 terms or 6 years. 

 

Doug Hackett
President

Doug Hackett has lived with his family in Squamish since 1990. He is an avid outdoor photographer and a founding member of the Squamish Valley Photography Club. Doug works for Squamish Terminals where he is responsible for the operation and development of all data applications at the terminal as well quality management systems.

Doug has served in public office as an elected School Trustee in Howe Sound School District as well as serving on various boards both locally and nationally including the Squamish Arts Council, the Squamish Library Board and as Chair of the Freight Forwarders Association of Canada.

 

 

Darren Roberts
Vice-President  - Marketing & Fund Development Co-chair

Originally from the U.K., but now preferring to work and play in the mountains of British Columbia, Darren is happy to call Squamish home. “Since moving to this amazing part of the world, it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place to live. The decision on where you choose to live is so important, and a positive work-life balance, combined with a positive attitude, is key when you’re juggling multiple responsibilities and making sound business decisions."
 
As a self-directed executive with extensive experience in business development, strategic marketing, sales operations and project management, Darren is quick to absorb new trends with a special focus on strategy.
He has a proven track record of increasing profitability, achieving market leadership and restructuring operations in both start-ups and growth organizations.
 
In his current role as Publisher of The Squamish Chief and Vice-President of Whistler Publishing Partnerships Ltd., he leads a young, dynamic team while overseeing both print and digital products with a focus on brand awareness and profitability.

Darren is passionate about philanthropy, having spent four years heavily involved with the Community Foundation of Whistler. He’s excited to be part of the Squamish Community Foundation.

Sarah Marshall

Secretary

Sarah has worked in the field of injury prevention for the past 10 years, first with a national charity called SMARTRISK and currently as Director of Fund Development at Parachute, based in Toronto. She has a BA from Dalhousie University and an MA in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. Sarah moved to Squamish in 2006, where she enjoys all that Squamish has to offer with her family. With a background in community and international development, and most recently working in the area of fundraising, the Squamish Community Foundation offered both an opportunity to get involved and to support deserving projects in her community.

 

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Kate Brandon

Director

Kate shares a passion for community engagement and helping others which made joining Community Foundations a natural fit.  She has always been interested in wildlife and conservation which lead her to major in Primatology at the University of Calgary.  Although a long way off from studying primates and apes she transitioned her Science degree over to the construction sector and has spent the past decade working on various projects providing Environmental support. 

Kate is originally from rural northern Alberta but has called BC her home since 2006.  Squamish was an easy place to settle into with great access to skiing, biking and paddle boarding.  She likes to keep her passport well stamped but often finds her best adventures right here in Squamish with her husband two Alaskan Huskies.

 

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Dave Sweeney
Director, Investment Chair 

Dave has lived in Squamish for most of his life. Married to his wife Donna, since 1987, they proudly have 3 lovely daughters, Amy, Danielle and Jamie. With his time in Squamish, it has allowed him an opportunity to become involved in many valuable groups. Being most proud of his role in Squamish Fire Rescue as a Volunteer Firefighter since 1984. Dave currently holds the rank of Captain for Company 31.

Along with his involvement within Squamish Fire Rescue, another passion was sports and he has been a coach for Squamish Youth Soccer Association where he dedicated 10 years coaching girls Rep teams. Additionally he is currently serving as a Member of the Board of Sea to Sky Community Services in the role of Treasurer, which he has held since 2006.

Professionally, Dave started his Financial Planning practice in 1994. After living through the demise of both his parents and witnessing what a lack of understanding they had, he realized what sound planning techniques could do to ensure that one’s lifetime work was not destroyed by an untimely death. For over 20 years, he has made it his passion to assist others in not facing the same plight.

 

Rob Kirkham

Director 

Rob has lived on and enjoyed the west coast all his life. He and his wife Donna have lived in Squamish since 1988, They raised their three children, Kyle, Kelly & James here and both have a deep appreciation and connection to this community. Rob has demonstrated his commitment to give back and continues to serve through leadership positions with many and varied organizations including: arts, recreation, philanthropic, social, political and healthcare.

 

 

Ron Sander

Director

My name is Ron Sander and I am the Vice President, Major Project and Environment of Neptune Bulk Terminals located in North Vancouver. Neptune has significantly grown its role as a major transfer facility for Western Canadian Potash, Coal, Phosrock and Canola Oil in the last 4 years and is an industry leader in environmental, safety & health programs and corporate social responsibility.

I have been with the company since 2010 and have been involved in the Terminal Capital Program and the administrative Leadership of the Safety and Environmental programs. Prior to joining Neptune I working as the Operations Manager of the Resort Municipality of Whistler, managing Operations, Capital Projects and planning for the 2010 Olympics.

My last 4 years have been focused on delivering Neptune’s Capital Projects successfully while demonstrating corporate social responsibility and increasing the social license critical to sustaining Neptune’s business long term. Key stakeholders I regularly engage with include the PMV, Provincial Government, Local Government, First Nations, Metro Vancouver and various community groups.

Rob Weys

Director

Rob has lived in Squamish for over a decade with his wife Jill and their three children. They decided to live and raise their family in Squamish for its affordability, nature, activities, and proximity to Vancouver and Whistler.

Rob has worked for Danone, Canadian Springs, Yellow Media, and the Freudenberg Group. he has also worked with FATD Canada promoting business abroad, as well as starting and running a local buisness in Squamish - Haymack Autoglass. Through these roles Rob has gained extensivie experience in business development, management, operations, and marketing.

He has worked closely with federal agenicies, provincial ministries, municipalities, foundations, charities, First Nations, and numerous Chamber of Commerce groups throughout the province. He is currently a Director with the Squamish Youth Soccer Association, Tantalus Wellspring Society, Squamish Breakfast Club, and the Squamish Chamber of Commerce.

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Ashley Oakes

Foundation Manager

Ashley joined the Squamish Community Foundation in November 2016. She has worked in the non-profit sector in BC and Alberta for the past 10 years and in her various roles has successfully campaigned for organizations working in the arts, health care, humanitarian services and education. She believes strongly in the role community foundations play in ensuring long term health and vitality in a community through the growth and management of endowed funds.  

Ashley and her husband and son chose Squamish as their home in 2015 so they could enjoy all the mountains had to offer while still being close to family in Vancouver.  You will often find her in the forest hiking with the family dog.

 

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