About CF

Meet the Team

Meet the Staff at CF of Fraser Fort George

Our Board of Directors


Meet Our Team

Anna Duff

General Manager


Anna’s professional experiences have consistently focused on supporting the people and place through work at non-profit organizations. She carries a strong  passion for people and community economic development complemented by a deep knowledge of northern B.C. Anna appreciates the critical importance of small businesses and their role in making our communities vibrant places to live, work, and visit. She is dedicated to ensuring that CFFFG is responsive to the area’s unique and ever-changing needs. Understanding that people are the beating heart of small business, Anna is keen to meet entrepreneurs and business owners where they are and to work together to understand how CFFFG can provide support.

Since 2019, Anna has served as a trustee on the Prince George Public Library Board, and is currently serving her second term as chair. She is also a director with the BC Library Trustees Association.

Tracey Taite

Finance and Loans Administrator


With over 10 years of financial support in the logging industry and community volunteer positions, Tracey provides accounting work that is consistent, timely, and useful. Accuracy and attention to detail, along with an inquisitive nature, enables Tracey to assist co-workers and clients in navigating various financial aspects of loans & accounting procedures. A team player, Tracey also provides the staff at CF Fraser Fort George with administrative support whenever needed.

Kevin Pettersen

Export Navigator Advisor


Kevin Pettersen, a seasoned executive leader with 25+ years’ experience, is deeply passionate about business innovation and community growth. Kevin excels in business model innovation and strategy, notably founding Black Fox Flour in 2021, modernizing traditional milling with e-commerce and direct shipping. Committed to community service, he has served on various boards and as President of the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club. Most recently, Kevin held the position of chairperson of the 2024 Para Biathlon World Championships, delivering an incredibly successful event. Kevin was born and raised in Prince George, B.C., and cherishes family life with his wife, two sons, and two German Shepherds.  Navigating the complexities of international trade may seem daunting, but you don’t have to go it alone. I bring firsthand experience in transforming traditional businesses into global exporters. Let’s navigate the international market together. 

Gurman Chadha

Business Analyst


Gurman Chadha is a dedicated Business Analyst at Community Futures of Fraser Fort George. With a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Gurman brings a strong analytical and technical skillset to the team.

Gurman is passionate about supporting local businesses and fostering economic development in the community. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence, Gurman assists clients in developing robust business strategies, financial plans, and leveraging technology to enhance business operations.

In addition to their professional expertise, Gurman is an advocate for continuous learning and enjoys staying updated with the latest industry trends and practices. Outside of work, Gurman enjoys going to the gym, swimming, and researching stocks.

Krystin Dubuc

Proposal and Project and Developer

Coming soon

Natalie Allan

Planning and Development Coordinator


Natalie is enthusiastic to help facilitate our events and entrepreneurial coaching workshop series. Drawing from her varied inter-provincial career experience, Natalie applies hands-on proficiency to community development initiatives. She began her career in business with a collection agency in Ontario, and continued into the technology sector in project management and internal and external customer support. After several years of entrepreneurship to be home with her twin daughters, Natalie turned to the finance world, in banking and in retail management until 2015 when she moved to the non-profit sector in BC. To this day, Natalie aspires to write a book, and is a noted contributor to several Canadian media publications, such as HuffPost Canada, The National Post, Her Magazine, and Yahoo! Canada.

Shona Thorne

Lead Regional Business Liaison


An avid environmental steward, Shona Thorne joined Community Futures Fraser Fort George to facilitate the Robson Valley Agriculture Expansion and Regional Business Liaison outreach positions in June 2020, and is committed to developing resilient communities within sustainable and biodiverse ecosystems. With a commitment to rural communities and a diverse background of culture and home Shona’s experience revolves around education, business development, and operations management in a variety of countries. Previous roles range from Zimbabwe Professional Safari Guide, English Language teacher, rafting and interpretive guide and business development officer round the world, to continued education coordinator, community outreach, and finance and operations supervisor for not-for-profits in Valemount, BC. Shona brings a wealth of knowledge and skills and a life long love of learning to Community Futures and is excited to continue to build strong and vibrant communities in the Robson Valley.

Pam MacBean

myCommunityFutures Program Ambassador


Pam recently joined the CF FFG team as the Regional Business Liaison for Mackenzie, and her role has been expanded to include being the myCommunityFutures Program Ambassador for the Fraser-Fort George region. Her background includes administration in the forest sector for over 10 years, financial administration, database management, project management, event planning, customer service, team building, community growth and learning environments. Pam enjoys networking, organizing, planning and being a part of social events that lead to building connections in all aspects of business. Teaching, learning and creating paths to success are passions she shares.


Board of Directors

Troy Dungate


Greg Halseth


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.

Sandra Clermont


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.

Murray Carlson


Murray has been with Community Futures since 2004. His business knowledge and progressive approach has been a great asset to CF-FFG.

Ezinne Uche

Ben Campbell

Our History

Community Futures is a community-based economic renewal initiative, established by the Federal Government in 1985. Our main objectives are to help rural Canadians start or expand a business and to help sustain and improve communities and their local economies.

Each of Community Futures’ 267 offices is led by a local board of directors who volunteer their time, knowledge, and passion to guide a team of professional staff in providing a wide array of business and community economic development services.