Susan comes to us from Burns Lake bringing extensive education and experience in a combination of non-profit, public sector and private sector leadership roles. In addition to owning several businesses, Susan also has considerable general management and economic development experience including five years as General manager for the Wet’suwet’en First Nation in Burns Lake. While working for the Band, Susan held a number of different positions; following this, she worked as the Economic Development Coordinator for the Lakes District Economic Development Association. Prior to coming to Community Fraser Fort George, Susan co-owned and operated a consulting practice for five years where she enjoyed working on various contracts involving business, community and economic development.
Christine has worked for Community Futures for five years, first in Quesnel and now Prince George. She completed her Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education at Oxford Brookes University in 2004, and has worked in administration for non-profit organizations for over ten years. With a background in Adult Education, Administration and Customer Service, She is the project co-ordinator for Beyond the Market, as well as being responsible for Community Futures' marketing, workshops and events.
Sherri re-joined the Community Futures Fraser Fort George team in December 2015. She is a long time resident of Prince George and a graduate of CNC in Business Management as well as Human Resource Management. Sherri has a strong background in the not-for-profit sector specializing in rural community development including small business development. Sherri really enjoys working with new entrepreneurs and she facilitates our Self-Employment program and the C-Best program to support clients on their business development and implementation journeys.
Maria is the first point of contact for clients, answering general inquiries and booking appointments, as well as being responsible for general office administrative support. Maria completed her Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration in the Philippines, and graduated from CNC with a Certificate of Applied Business Technology in June 2015, before joining Community Futures in 2016.
Trish joined Community Futures in February 2016. Trish has accumulated over 30 years experience in finance, payroll and administration in private, public service and not-for-profit sectors. She is a graduate of CNC in Business Management and completed an Associate Certificate in Leadership & Conflict Resolution from JIBC.
Charles began his economic development career in 1990. Between 2001 and 2012, he worked directly with entrepreneurs to strategically position their firms, handle rapid growth and enter new markets. For five of those years he helped firms develop export markets, participating on trade missions to the USA, China, Russia, Chile, Peru and the Philippines. He was a commercial lender for 8 years, at GE Capital and Community Futures. He rejoined the Community Futures network in October 2016 to help firms to identify, enter and develop new markets outside of British Columbia through the Export Navigator pilot program. A faculty member at UNBC’s School of Business, he specialises in international business, marketing, entrepreneurship and ethics. Charles holds a Masters degree in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelors degree in Economics from UBC.