BOARD OF TRUSTEES
T'it'q'et Community Trustee
I am a St’at’imc from T’it’q’et. I am a retired Financial Manager for the T’it’q’et Community. I worked for the community for 28 years. I am a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager with the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada ("AFOA"). I served on the Lillooet Friendship Centre as a Board Member and President, I was a Board Member for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 66 in Lillooet as their Treasurer, and I served as a Board Member of the Lillooet Sheep Pasture golf course as the Treasurer. I am presently sitting on the T’it’q’et Economic Development Board, the Rancherie Enterprises Board and Amlec produce company which are companies and society of T’it’q’et. I am presently the Aboriginal Representative on the New Horizon for Seniors Program BC region committee. I have been married to my husband Arnold for 44 years and we have one daughter, Chief Courteney Rae Adolph-Jones and she is married to Trevor Jones and they have two sons, Greyson (8) and Harrison (5).
I am a survivor of the residential school, St Mary’s Mission, I went there for 8 years.
I was born in Lillooet, BC and returned 35 years ago.
Tsal'alh Community Trustee
Rep'rep'sken (Morris Prosser) is Tsa'lalhmec. He grew up half his life in Tsa'lalh and the other half in Sto:lo territory. He is the son of Monica Shields and Mike Prosser and the grandson of Clara Shields (Bull) and Fred Shields. Morris obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Fraser Valley. Morris currently serves on the board of the Tsa'lalh Development Corporation and had also served other St'at'imc entities.
Sekw'el'was Community Trustee
Hi my name is Trish Andrew. I was born and raised in the Lillooet area. I presently work for Cayoose Creek Development Corporation as Administration Support. This lets me work and help out with different companies that we have., Splitrock Environmental, Cayuse Flats Transportation, Antares and Cayoose Power. I started working with the Trust in 2011 and very much like working with the team that we have past and present. We all work hard to ensure that the policies and procedures in the Implementation Agreement are followed. I enjoyed going to each community meeting and was in awe of the beauty of our nation. We do live in the most beautiful region on Mother Earth.
Xa'xtsa Community Trustee
Cecille Comeau is the Trustee from the Douglas First Nation community. She was appointed as a Trustee during an annual general meeting. She wants to see her members involved in the trust. She was the office manager at In-SHUCK-ch for seven years. Her education is in Accounting Payroll Supervisor, Network and Internet Security Specialist Program. She has sat on the boards of Mission Native Housing and Aboriginal Housing Management Association, and the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society.
Xwisten Community Trustee
Florence Jack, CPA, BBA, CAFM, Xwisten Trustee since 2011.
I was born and raised in Xwisten. My parents are Bradley (and Vivian) Jack of Xwisten and Valerie Adrian (and Bruce Vaughan) of Xwisten. My paternal grandparents are Louie Michell of Xwisten and Flora Jack (nee John) of Leon's Creek. My maternal grandparents are Victor Adrian (and Seraphine) of Tsalalh/Nqayt and Fidelia Haiyupis (and Roy) of Ahousaht/Ehattesaht.
I have been working with my community Xwisten as the Finance Manager/Assistant Administrator since 2004. I also do contracts to teach accounting and bookkeeping courses in the Lillooet area for Thompson Rivers University and Okanagan College. I enjoy travelling with my daughter, reading, golfing and curling.
Ts'kw'aylaxw Community Trustee
Raquel Kane is the Trustee for Ts’kw’aylaxw (Pavilion). Raquel’s parents are Karen Aleck of Ts’kw’aylaxw and the late Tom Kane of Xwisten. She was born and raised in Lillooet leaving for brief periods to attend college in Merritt and Kamloops. Raquel has been employed with Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation since May 2001 and currently holds the position of Finance Clerk.
Xaxli'p Community Trustee
I am John Diablo Nelson
Born December 20/1966
In Vancouver B.C.
My Biological mother was Rhoda Diablo and my Adoptive Parents were Bruce and Lynda Nelson. My Siblings from Fountain are Dalyce Diablo, Keith Diablo, Heather Diablo and Kevin Diablo. My Siblings I grew up with are Dennis Nelson, Bruce Nelson and Roseann Nelson (Halliday). I am a member of the Xaxli’p (Fountain) Nation. I graduated From Douglas College in 1990. I Studied Business and Marketing. I also studied at UBC attaining my Residential Real Estate license. For the Past 10 years I have been Trading Stock Options Online.
I am a Professional Musician, I Have also been working with Air Canada Airlines in Air Cargo Management over the Last 20 years. I enjoy all sports - Especially Hockey, Baseball, Tennis, and Golf. My Favourite colour is Blue and my biggest turn off is Brussel Sprouts.
N'Quatqua Community Trustee
Vanessa Mountain is the Trustee for the N’Quatqua community. Vanessa has a background in finance, economic development and community development. She started her career with Royal Trust and worked there for 15 years with a few years in the Personal Trust department. She has completed most of her education and is continuing to complete her studies towards a Bachelor of Business Administration and has most of her courses towards a Certified General Accountant designation. She was the Band Manager for Kwicksutanieuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation for two years on northern Vancouver Island. She was approached by the Chief and community members to be a Trustee for N'Quatqua. Even though she does not live in the community, she believes serving as a Trustee is a good way to use her experience to help the community. She hopes to take back what is learned at the meetings to enable other members to become Trustees in the future.
Samahquam Community Trustee
My name is Christopher or Pu7’lich and I’m a Samahquam member from north-east of the Sea to Sky corridor. My band is somewhat small and unknown although our home territory is becoming more and more popular for tourists.
I completed my undergrad degree at The University of the Fraser Valley in June 2017. I graduated with a minor in communications and the remainder of my classes were in Human Resources and Business Administration. Then I went on to Simon Fraser University and completed a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and have now started a diploma in Immigration Consulting and intend to receive Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) designation by May 2020.
I’ve spent a few summers working for In-SHUCK-ch treaty office in areas related to community relations, culture, infrastructure building and tourism planning and had the privilege of working on many aspects of governance, social and infrastructure planning from the documentation and implementation side. I plan to work with Samahquam on capacity building and helping to create an Economic Development department.
Taking on this role as Trustee is part of my effort toward building a solid foundation rooted in the administrative areas necessary for my Chief and Council to remain successful in their daily tasks and with long-term planning. I hope that this experience will provide the absolute best in social-networking and a foundation of knowledge that helps me provide leadership for my band and surrounding nations.
Skatin Nations Community Trustee
Johnny Sam is the Trustee for Skatin. He was born and raised in Chilliwack BC. He worked for In-SHUCK-ch Nation for 2 years as Account Assistant and a couple years as Bookkeeper for Skatin Nations. Johnny is currently working in the food industry which he has done most of his life. He was approached for the position of Trustee while working for Skatin Nation as bookkeeper out of the LSTC office.
Administrative Trustees, Deloitte LLP
Melinda McKie and Jeff Keeble are Partners at Deloitte and work with several First Nations Trust clients and First Nation Communities. Deloitte is involved in the business of Trusts because Deloitte believes in helping First Nations communities to build capacity to move their objectives forward.