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John Addison - President
John Addison is a semi-retired Resource Technician, John continues to consult and volunteer his time his experience with local outdoor recreation and community groups. In fact, John spends a majority of his time volunteering within Kaslo. Currently, John is the President of the Kaslo and Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Kootenay Lake Historical Society. John's ambition is to make Kaslo a thriving, yet sustainable community, helping community groups work together to achieve rural community revitalization.
First and foremost, however, John is a family man; his wife and daughters are truly the love of his life, and without their love and support, John could no have achieved any measure of success in his life.
Daphne Hunter - Past President
Charles De Pape - Treasurer
Dana Blouin is co-owner and partner of Between a Lake and a High Place, an experiential tourism company launching June 2018 in Kaslo, BC, and a newly elected member of the Kaslo Chamber of Commerce.
Dana was raised on a grain farm in southwest Manitoba, and followed her roots and passion to obtain her degree in Environmental Science from the University of Manitoba. She has applied her education and experience to not-for-profit conservation initiatives across Prairie Canada, spanning over her 20 year career. As a Professional Biologist (P. Biol), Dana worked for the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Alberta for 15 years, working with ranchers and landowners on collaborative and innovative conservation initiatives and managing the Conservation Planning portfolio for the region, setting conservation priorities, goals and actions based on biological targets. More recently, Dana has taken clients as a Conservation Biology Consultant specializing in conservation management, strategic planning, and project management.
Dana has had the opportunity to contribute to numerous boards in the past including the Prairie Conservation Forum as a Member of the Board for 8 years and Vice Chairman for one year, and acted as administrator and facilitator of the Science and Stewardship Committee, a sub-committee of the Nature Conservancy of Canada Alberta Board.
In 2015, ready to turn a new page in her life, Dana travelled with her family for a year throughout South America and Europe to nurture her other passions in life—travel, culture, creativity, and helping others. Upon their return she and her husband, François, set their sights on something new---bringing their expertise as biologists and passion for travel and community to the tourism sector through experiential tourism in rural BC. Dana and her family moved to Kaslo in August 2017 and are thrilled to call Kaslo their new home.