Danny was born and raised on Canada’s west coast and as a transport Canada certified captain has built a career in the marine industry using experience gained from commanding vessels in various roles such as sail-training, towing, tour boats, youth programs, and water taxi/crew boats. He is a community-minded individual who enjoys working with people and is committed to the preservation and sharing West Coast maritime culture and heritage while promoting choices for low carbon charters and shipping.
Andrea Seale joined the Canadian Cancer Society’s British Columbia Yukon region as Executive Director in January 2018. Andrea is dedicated to increasing the impact of non-profit organizations. She empowers people to build and support the causes that make our world more compassionate, healthy and just.
Prior to joining the Canadian Cancer Society she was the acting CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation, Canada’s most trusted and influential advocate for environmental conservation. Under her leadership the Foundation built one of the largest online communities of any Canadian NGO, dramatically increased its support from philanthropists, and launched important initiatives in climate change policy, biodiversity protection, and the establishment of environmental rights.
Andrea was the founder of Blueprint Fundraising and Communications, a consultancy that specialized in capacity building for nonprofit organizations in Canada and the US. Prior to founding Blueprint, Andrea held leadership roles with Ecojustice and The Banff Centre for the Arts.
Andrea has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communications from McGill University and a Diploma in Public Relations from Mount Royal University. As a volunteer she has served on the boards of Vancity Community Foundation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Story Money Impact, and Modo.
Miles G. Richardson is a citizen of the Haida Nation and Canada. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Victoria in 1979. From 1984 to 1996, he served as President of the Haida Nation.
Richardson was a member of the British Columbia Claims Task Force. From 1991 to 1993, he was a member of the First Nations Summit Task Group, which is an executive body representing First Nations in BC. In October 1995, Richardson was nominated by the Summit and appointed as a Commissioner to the BC Treaty Commission. He was elected to a second term in April 1997. In November 1998, he was chosen as Chief Commissioner by agreement of Canada, BC and the First Nations Summit for a three-year term and was reappointed in November 2001.
In 2007, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada. Currently, Richardson owns and operates his own business providing strategic advice on relationship building and business development between First Nations, other governments and the private sector; First Nations governance development; and sustainability policy and business development. Richardson is also the Executive Director for the National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development at the University of Victoria.
Judith Rea was born and raised in Montreal and on a farm in Hawkesbury Ontario. After traveling in Europe, the US and West Indies along with two others, Judith crossed Canada from Montreal to Whitehorse in the Yukon. The over 5500 miles in the Austin allowed them to experience a great deal of Canada.
In Whitehorse Judith met and married commercial piolot Lawrence Guichon. 1972 returned to the Guichon Family Ranch in the interior of BC where Judith and Laurie raised four wonderful adopted children. Judith served on local Hospital Board, with friends started a recycling society in Merritt and along with neighbours, revived the 4-H in the Nicola valley. Judith served on The Fraser Basin Council, Grasslands Conservation Society, the Ranching Task Force, the Provincial Task force on Endangered Species and served as the President of the BC Cattlemen’s Association.
Along with her husband Laurie, Judith introduced Holistic Managment in the Nicola valley and organized courses for ranchers and Ministry folks. In Merritt Judith participated in the Nicola Watershed Community Round Table which prepared a comprehensive Water Use Managment Plan for the community.
In 1999 Judith lost her husband Laurie. She and the children continued on at the ranch. In 2005 Judith remarried Bruno Mailloux, long time friend and invasive species specialist.
In October 2018 Judith retired after serving as the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
Now back in the Nicola Valley Judith is pleased to once again be involved with our Community Round Table and the Community Bank.