CEO & Founder
I am a member of the We Wai Kai Nation (Cape Mudge) and presently reside in Victoria with my wife of 21 years and 2 children.
Most recently I held the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Malahat Nation/Investment Corporation and now focus on working with First Nations throughout Canada to advance and focus their governance, administrative structures and install effective modern economic and business authorities. Most recently, I have been appointed to the Board of Directors for Tree Canada and welcomed aboard the Aboriginal Write to Read Project Team.
Over the past 20+ years, I have been working with First Nations, First Nations Agencies, and all levels of Government - always to grow aboriginal communities, protecting aboriginal title and rights, and enhancing cultural and social values and priorities.
I combine my understanding of government and business processes with a pragmatic and deeply rooted awareness and respect of Indigenous People and the social and cultural processes required to ensure successful Nation building.
I have completed the DEP through the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) alongside other degrees and professional designations including a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Diplomas in Governance and Public Administration from the University of Victoria, Business Management, First Nations Schools Management, and International Trade.
I believe strongly in community service. I have been a Rotarian since 2003, and by invitation, a Director for the Strathcona Community Futures, Campbell River Museum, Provincial Task Force for Aboriginal Economic Development, Vice-President and President UVic Native Student Union, and sat as National Aboriginal Student Spokesperson with the Canadian Federation of Students.