When: Tuesday November 20th, 2018

Where: Lynn Valley Community Recreation Centre – 

Registration for members to vote begins at 6:30pm and closes at 7pm when the meeting will begin. Please try to come and register early so that we can get started with the meeting on time.

2019 Board of Directors Election

There will be 9 positions to be filled on the Board of Directors in 2019 (8 vacant positions and 1 where the director is seeking re-election). Applicants do not apply for a specific position, ex. Director of Marketing, but will be assigned to a position by the Board upon being elected. The position they are assigned will be based on their stated experience and skill sets.

Please see below for all the Board of Director candidates. Since there are 9 candidates to fill 9 positions the election will be by acclamation.

Board of Directors Candidates

Candidates are presented in the order they were received.

Don “Buck” Halliday

 

Current Occupation

Retired but wish I was a pro rider

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2019.

I am a 61 year old male who loves to ride! I have been an avid rider of the Shore and beyond for the past 10 years and a slightly less avid rider for another 10 years before that. I have lived on the Shore for 25 years and can’t imagine ever living anywhere else given the access to world class mtn bike riding, the beauty, the people, the communities across the area and now some great local breweries.

I have been very involved in the community through coaching soccer, hockey and field hockey and now floor hockey for the North Van Special Olympics team. I have participated in several mtn bike events such as Fivers, Squamish races and this year the epic BCBR as part of the Chiefs (Chiefs Biking Club), a gang of old guys who love to ride. Growing up I played soccer, hockey with rugby being my main sport for many years.

I am a positive, socially outgoing person who would love to see more people of all ages get on a mountain bike. I have been on my bike a ton this year and plan to continue riding whenever I can.

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

Coached all 3 of my kids over a 15 year period in soccer, hockey and field hockey. I now help coach floor hockey with the North Van Special Olympics.

I worked in advertising from 1981 to 1988 for a local company that wrote and produced commercials for radio and TV. From 1988 to 2015 I worked in Investor Relations for several mining companies in Vancouver. My main responsibilities were shareholder communication and promotion.

Tell us about your experiences/accreditation/competencies which pertain to those being sought for the 2019 Board of Directors.

My experiences that pertain to those being sought for the BOD are primarily based on all the riding I do and the number of people I talk to in the mtn bike community that I spend time with and ride with. I hear a lot about what riders like and doesn’t like. Where they like to ride and why. I hear about what improvements could be made. I have ridden in several other countries where I have also learned about what works and what doesn’t. About what mtn biking is or means to all types of riders.

I have always proven to be a reliable and competent team member in all my other endeavours both professionally socially. I will bring lots of enthusiasm and an old guys point of view to every meeting.

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2019?

I think the work the NMSBA has been doing on the trails is amazing. My vision is to see this great work continue but with more of a focus on building some blue/green trails to give beginner and intermediate riders more trails to ride.

 

Laura Tacchi
Current Occupation

Manager, Business Markets

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2019.

I am a resident of the North Shore and passionate about mountain biking in our community. I love being able to bike out my front door and ride the incredible trails on Fromme and Seymour. Often when I ride these trails I come across sweet sections of fresh gold or fun new re-routes, and I am so grateful for the work the NSMBA puts into maintaining our world class trails.

I’ve also been involved with the NSMBA since I moved here – whether through TAP or riding Fivers. I appreciate the opportunity to put my name forward to become more involved by contributing at the Board level.

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

I have participated in community and extra-curricular activities for most of my life. I have been the co-organizer for RBC’s Trail Adoption Program participation for the last two years. I currently mentor an entrepreneur on the financial matters of her business through the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. I’m the Co-Chair for RBC’s Pride (LGBTQ+) Employee Resource Group. I’m a member of RBC’s Women’s Employee Resource Group. In the past I’ve run financial literacy courses for students through Junior Achievement Alberta. I’ve also organized regional efforts to recognize exceptional female entrepreneurs through the Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.

Tell us about your experiences/accreditation/competencies which pertain to those being sought for the 2019 Board of Directors.

I have an Undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting. I’ve been in Banking for over 12 years with the majority of time in business banking. During my career in banking I’ve done extensive financial analysis including adjudication of commercial loans and structuring financing arrangements up to $20,000,000. Working in Business Banking requires the ability to communicate complex financial information in a way that is easy for anyone to understand. This experience has strengthened my ability to communicate with people. I also completed my MBA during the evenings while working, which required disciplined time management. The MBA included graduate level accounting courses which would serve me well as Treasurer.

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2019?

I want to see the NSMBA continue to provide exceptional trails and community events in the year ahead. The NSMBA’s membership base and the trail users on Fromme and Seymour are growing. As Treasurer I would like to help the NSMBA leverage its financial and non-financial data to make the most of its funding. This would mean creating standards to assess the impact of where funds are spent. It would also mean forecasting annual cash flows and planning spending based on short term and long term projects.

Peter Sanford
Current Occupation

Senior Manager – Deloitte Financial Advisory

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2019.

My name is Peter Sanford. I am a mountain biker, a new dad, and a business professional. I am a goal-oriented and big picture strategist who likes to think outside the box to create new business opportunities, manage projects, and deliver on financial targets.
I’ve been a mountain biker for 10 years and a North Shore resident for 2. My home mountain is Seymour, and my favorite trail is Dale’s Trail to Forever After.
I’m passionate about herding cats, dreaming up big projects, putting people together, and generally getting work done.

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

I currently work for a Big 4 Accounting Firm as a Senior Manager in the Forensic group. I am responsible for developing new business and leading a team of 15 in project execution for a variety of clients with competing interests and deadlines.

I lead Deloitte’s NSMBA Impact Day event to bring accountants and consultants to build trails.

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for the 2019 Board of Directors.

I have 10 years of professional experience as a project manager and business development executive. I am a collaborative relationship builder that will bring stakeholders together to achieve financial, trail and event goals.

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2019?

I want to see the NSMBA as an inclusive organization that respects the ‘Trails for All, Trails Forever’ motto. I want to make trails a safe space for kids, weekend warrior moms and dads, and the hardest charging bikers among us. This is accomplished by keeping our trails in the best shape possible

I want to help ensure that the relationships the NSMBA has developed over the years with landowners, Metro Vancouver, and other stakeholders are well maintained, and to help seek new sources of revenue to continue to build and maintain our world-class trail network.

Isabelle Deguise
Current Occupation

Lead, Regulatory and Environment at BluEarth Renewables

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2019.

Since moving to the North Shore 5 years ago, I’ve been an engaged member of the NSMBA as I walk my dog, run or ride on the trails nearly every day of the year. I’ve been so impressed with the work the NSMBA has done over the past few years, I’d like to get more involved. I work with regulatory agencies, First Nations and stakeholders for a living, and know these skills would be an asset to the association.

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

I’ve been working in the renewable energy industry for over a decade, where I’m involved in the permitting, development, construction and operation of wind, solar and hydroelectric projects across Western Canada. I help run Ride Like a Girl, a program that pairs professional female mountain bikers with young girls aged 11-18. For the past two summers, I’ve had the honour of being a mentor to two amazing young riders who continually blow my mind. I also aim to do at least one trail day a year for the NSMBA and can always be counted on to write an email to the land managers when needed.

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for the 2019 Board of Directors.

I’ve been on the Board of Directors of the Clean Energy Association of BC for the past two years and a Director of Ride Like a Girl for the past 4 years. I have significant experience building relationships to work effectively with challenging government representatives and stakeholders.

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2019?

My vision for the NSMBA is to continue to expand upon the great work that’s been accomplished over the past few years. I would like to see improved relationships with some of our more challenging land owners and increased collaboration with First Nations, should they wish to be more involved. The TAP has been a huge success and it’d be great to get more companies on board.

Brent Hillier
Current Occupation

Outdoor Educator, Consultant & Podcaster

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2019.

I’ve been working with both youth and adults in the outdoors for over 10 years as professional guide, coach and trail builder.

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

I’ve been a TAP Builder for the 7 years. And over the last few have started to specialize in Youth Trail Days.

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for the 2019 Board of Directors.

I’m a Youth Outdoor Educator, I’m also the community manager at Trailforks with a background in database management and relationship building.

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2019?

I’d like to continue with all of the great Youth programs, develop a dedicated team for Youth programs and expand the scope and outreach. There are three main areas that I’d like to focus on.

1. Engaging Youth (Primarily High School Students) and finding interested candidates who want to learn to become trail builders, ensuring the NSMBA has a legacy of young builders for tomorrow.

2. Create youth programming/events for youth ages 2 to 7, including a Junior Shore Corps program.

3. Get kids outside of mountain biking, from the public school system and outside of the North Shore out on the trails digging. Providing an opportunity and perhaps inspiration for them to either become mountain bikers themselves or simply just good trail stewards.

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Cooper Quinn
Current Occupation

President, Osprey Gold, VP NSMBA, Frequent Bicycle Rider

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2019.

I like bikes, trails, and outdoor recreation in general. Biking on the Shore is one of the main reasons I moved here – having watched half a decade of videos of the Shore I moved here to push my 47lb bike up the hill, and hang on for the ride down! Not much has changed – my bike got a lot lighter, but I’m still out there looking for challenge.

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

Dug holes with, and helped found, the Teton Freedom Riders – a 401(c)(3) non-profit trail org in Wyoming. I’ve been involved in the NSMBA for several years now – starting out at dig days, and then eventually applying for the board of directors. I’ve been on the board for two years now; 1 as Director of Advocacy, and 1 as VP. I also sit on the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC as the representative for the IMBA BC Council.

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for the 2019 Board of Directors.

I’ve been on the board for two years now; 1 as Director of Advocacy, and 1 as VP. I also sit on the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC as the representative for the IMBA BC Council. My day job has me working with budgets, permits, and many other tasks that are translatable to working with the NSMBA.

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2019?

Ridership has increased massively in the 21 years the NSMBA has existed – and we’re dealing with a largely legacy, somewhat ad-hoc trail network. We need to work to significantly expand this trail network in the coming years, with everything from the expert trails the Shore is legendary for, to projects like the current aMTB project on Seymour.

The NSMBA has come a long way in the past few years, and is in a good position, with an engaged membership, where we can be progressive with our ideas and trails, put our voices and shovels together, and make projects happen!

Corey Brennan
Current Occupation

Owner ELEVATE Design

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2019.

I have a combination of artistic talent, attention to detail, and business savvy. I have grown my company, ELEVATE Design through hard work, passion, and an ongoing openness to learn new things.

I am an honest and open communicator who works best as a part of a team or community. As the founder of ELEVATE Graphic Design I perform many different tasks—from design to client relations and project management. I grew up on the prairies and lived in Calgary for 23 years prior to moving to the North Shore.

I have worked with clients in many different industries. ELEVATE clients include: crankbrothers, Fat Chance Cycles, 4iiii Innovations, Bernard Callebaut Chocolatiers, and Eyecraft Optometry.

I have taught design at Mount Royal University and the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) in Calgary, Alberta.

My skills include:
-Design and conceptualization of corporate identity and marketing material
-Design of packaging, jerseys, vehicle wraps and magazines
-Design, conceptualization, and direction of motion graphics
-Design of websites, including user interface and user experience

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

– Founder and Principle of ELEVATE Graphic Design
– Founding member and co-owner of Work Nicer Coworking
– Corporate member of the Polygon Gallery at Lonsdale Quay
– NSMBA Member since 2017
– BCBR 2018 volunteer
– Attended Arc’teryx Trail Academy
– Attended NSMBA trail days
– Mountain biker for 10 plus years
– Love of outdoors: travelled to the Galápagos Islands, hiked the West Coast trail and the Grand Canyon

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for the 2019 Board of Directors.

Education
2003 B.Des—ACAD
1997 B.APET—SAIT

Experience:
-Active NSMBA member
-BC Bike race volunteer
-Avid Mountain biker
-I love taking photos and video of where I ride and travel

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2019?

– Work to communicate NSMBA values in a consistent and even more inclusive manner
– Help edify the NSMBA visual identity
– Conduct a usability audit of the current website
– Enhance the communication design of the current marketing collateral
– Create visual assets
– Foster the connection between outdoor activity and mental health
– Inspire people from all trail user groups to get involved with the NSMBA

Morgan Mallett
Current Occupation

Graphic Design Director Blanche Macdonald Centre

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2019.

Originally from the North Shore, I’m a mountain biker and trail runner, and have volunteered for the NSMBA since 2011. I originally joined the NSMBA as a trail runner to help give back to the trails. When I started volunteering, I was impressed at how inclusive and friendly the mountain bike community was—even toward a non-mountain biker. I now ride more than I run! Most of all, I’m grateful to the NSMBA for the connection to my community, and to our land.

Qualities I possess that would be helpful to the NSMBA are: communication design, copywriting, knowledge of print and digital design production, and creative problem-solving. I also love working with diverse people and within a team.

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

-Active NSMBA member volunteering (trail building/maintaining and course marshaling) since 2011.
-Graphic Design Director at Blanche Macdonald Centre, Vancouver’s largest fashion and design school.
-Founder and Creative Director of Design + Conquer, a fashion and accessories line started in 2009. DC’s work has been sold worldwide (and locally at the Polygon Gallery) and published in Harper’s Bazaar, The Globe and Mail and more.
-Former Communications Design instructor at Emily Carr University.

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for the 2019 Board of Directors.

-Communications and graphic design experience spanning 15 years in three different provinces (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (B.Des, 2005), University of Calgary, BFA, 2003).
-Fashion and accessories designer for 8 years.
-Avid mountain biker (completed the Nimby 50 in 2017, and competed in the North Shore high school league in the late ’90s).
-Ultra trail runner for many years (raced in the Knee Knacker, The Diez Vista 50 k…and more)
-Worked in the Vancouver film industry (costume department, IATSE Permittee member)
-Designer and volunteer for Run Wild Vancouver, an organization of trail runners promoting safe and responsible trail use on the North Shore
-Trail running Meetup co-organizer 2013 – 2016
-Expert cat hiker

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2019?

– Work to communicate NSMBA values in a consistent and even more inclusive manner
– Help edify the NSMBA visual identity
– Conduct a usability audit of the current website
– Enhance the communication design of the current marketing collateral
– Create visual assets
– Foster the connection between outdoor activity and mental health
– Inspire people from all trail user groups to get involved with the NSMBA

Taylor Donohoe
Current Occupation

Sales & Marketing

Tell us about yourself and any qualities you possess which would support you in being a successful NSMBA Director in 2019.

I am a North Vancouver resident and have been breaking bike parts on Fromme, Seymour and Cypress for over 15 years.

My professional work focuses on building partnerships and I am experienced with gathering buy in and articulating value to prospective partners.

As an NSMBA Director I hope to expand the organizations sponsorship program and help develop strategies to continue activating the Associations growing membership base, particularly in discussions with land managers.

Share with us your Employment and/or Volunteer History.

Sales & Marketing – Medical Device, Sports & Tourism Advertising and TV / Music. Bachelors in Philosophy, Masters in Business Management. Founder of the UBC Community Engagement Program

Tell us about your experiences/accreditations/competencies which pertain to those being sought for the 2019 Board of Directors.

Marketing, Program Coordination, Community Engagement, Loving Bikes, Beer League Racing.

What is your vision for the NSMBA in 2019?

During the last 4 years the NSMBA has developed effective frameworks for building membership and managing trail maintenance. Beginning in 2019 the Association is well positioned to enter a new phase of development and begin introducing new trails to generate more good times for beginner and experienced trail users.

New sanctioned trails are a big step for the NSMBA and before anyone gets to shred a fresh berm capital dollars need to be in the bank and land managers need to be on board.

In 2019 I envision the NSMBA improving it’s alignment with land managers, developing additional strategies for engaging with members and expanding the Association’s sponsorship program to increase funding for new projects. I have the skill set and experience to contribute to these goals and look forward to the opportunity to be a part of these changes!

Additional Details 

What is an Annual General Meeting?

An annual general meeting is where an association formally reports to it’s membership regarding the business conducted during the year, votes on a board of directors and the passing of any pending resolutions.

 

What happens at the NSMBA Annual General Meeting?

The NSMBA will be presenting to the membership our accomplishments during the past year and our vision for 2019.  There will also be a vote to determine the 2019 board of directors.

This year, we’ll be keeping our financial and program updates short to leave more time for questions from the community and the screening of a new and exclusive NSMBA short film! We’ll also have free snacks, free drinks and door prizes!

The membership will also be voting for new directors in 2019 so candidates will be giving a short 3 minute speech before voting commences. Please see below for how to apply to become a director and review the current candidates.

The meeting is open to the public but only current members will be eligible to vote on the board of directors and the passing of any pending resolutions.

 

 

 

Documents to Review in Preparation for the Annual General Meeting