2019-20 Board of Directors
Troy was born and raised in Prince George. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria’s Bachelor of Commerce program and the University of Saskatchewan’s Bachelor of Law program. Troy has previously managed offices focusing in business development in Prince George, Langley, Victoria and Vancouver for TD Waterhouse. He now practices law with his family at their Prince George based law firm.
Steve Sullivan is an industrial sales and operations professional, specializing in delivering products and services into Northern British Columbia. His background includes professional sales, project management and leadership.
Steve has been a member of the Board at Community Futures Fraser Fort George since 2014.
Trent moved to Prince George from Edmonton in 2014 with his wife and two kids and has been with Community Futures since 2016. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a partner with DMC Chartered Professional Accountants Incorporated, with a focus on small and medium sized enterprises. Prior to moving to Prince George, Trent’s work experience includes working internationally with large public companies as well as working in industry for a western Canadian insurance company.
Murray has been with Community Futures since 2004. His business knowledge and progressive approach has been a great asset to CF-FFG.
Rebecca moved to Prince George in 2008 after a rather nomadic upbringing and youth – she’s lived in communities around BC as well as in New Zealand. She has a BA in Communications and a Certificate in Community Economic Development from Simon Fraser University, and is the Programs Planner for the School of Trades & Technologies at CNC. Rebecca is passionate about education, supporting the local economy, and citizen engagement. She also has mischievous twin boys who continuously challenge everything she thinks she knows.
Greg Halseth is a Professor in the Geography Program at UNBC, where he is also the Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies, and the founder and Co-Director of the UNBC Community Development Institute. His research examines regional development processes, rural and small town community development, and community strategies for coping with social and economic change, all with a focus upon northern B.C.’s rural and small town communities.
He has served on the governing council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and as a member of numerous federal and provincial government advisory committees on various rural issues.
Since 2005, Sandra Clermont along with her husband Paul have owned Northern Spirit Transportation. As a business owner, and long-time resident of Prince George, she has brought her entrepreneurial insight to the board of Community Futures. Sandra also has a background in media relations and television production with experience in front of and behind the camera. She is very involved in the local theatre community and enjoys spending time with family.
Sylvain is originally from Quebec, where he began his career as a Heavy-Duty Technician. He then moved to Williams Lake, BC before taking on various management roles in customer service. His career has taken him from Labrador to British Columbia, working in and around the mining industry. Since 2013, he and his family have proudly called Prince George home. Sylvain is a graduate of the University of Northern British Columbia’s MBA program, and was involved in the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Sylvain joined Community Futures in 2018.
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