Board of Directors

Our Board is made up of a number of Directors representing different communities and groups.

Each brings a unique perspective and set of skills to the table.

If you or someone you know would like to be considered for a position on our Board of Directors please contact us.

2016-2017 Board Members

  • Peter Frinton (Chair): Resident, Bowen Island Municipality
  • Ian Holl: Planner, Squamish Lillooet Regional District
  • Sue Maxwell: Consultant, Counsellor, Whistler
  • Eric Andersen: Squamish resident, member of SquamishCAN
  • Craig McConnell: Geologist, Pemberton
  • Will Gerrard: Geologist, Squamish

About the Board

pfrintoncandidate.2 222x300 Board of Directors Peter Frinton is a long time resident of Bowen Island (over 40 years), living on a small farm/homestead with his partner Carol- a visual artist, avid reader, gardener, and Tai Chi instructor.

He was elected for four terms as Councillor (1999-2002/2004-2011), including  three as an Islands Trustee, and one (2008-2011) as the Municipal Director at Metro Vancouver. In that role, he sat on the Environment, Agriculture, and Parks Committees, as well as the Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory committee. In addition, he sat on the Translink Mayors’ Council during the time the Evergreen Line was approved.

He has been part of SSCAS, and its predecessor, the Air Quality Coordinating Committee, since its inception in 2002. He is the current chair.

His academic background is in Biology (BSc.), with graduate work in Resource Ecology, all at UBC. During his time there, he taught animal health/pathology courses, and was a research associate working on Big Horn sheep, Blacktail Deer, and domestic goat nutrition.

Peter has very strong ties to Whistler, with his family having been involved since the beginning in 1963 as investors, and owning a small cabin. He was on the First Aid Ski Patrol there from the day the mountain opened in 1966 until 1972, and still regularly skis the mountains.

Peter’s other interests include farm work, of course, plus hiking, biking, kayaking and Tai Chi. He travels extensively, and currently sells adventure and expedition cruises for his brother’s company, CruisePlus. He maintains an active interest in politics, writing commentary, advising on policy development, and volunteering with GetOnBOard, a Transit advocacy group.
 

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Eric Andersen is a research & communications consultant and      translator who has worked in the forestry, wood products, bioenergy and transportation industries around B.C. and internationally. Eric is also involved in two local tourism ventures. “I love to host visitors and tour groups to our region – showing people around and not least out on the water.”

Eric has been a longstanding volunteer and director in a number of Squamish community organizations – in environmental, cultural, recreational and other areas, from Squamish Streamkeepers, Climate Action Network, Sea to Sky Forestry Centre Society, to Curling Club and Arts Council.

Ian Holl is a Planner with the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) for over three years.  In his role at the SLRD he is involved with a number of non-profit organizations in the Sea to Sky corridor to provide a local government connection.  His roles includes air quality and invasive species in addition to land use planning and policy development.  He has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University and B.Sc. from UBC in Earth & Ocean Science.  He is an avid scuba diver and would prefer to spend more time underwater rather than sitting at a desk unless that desk was underwater and part of a reef system.

Sue Maxwell is the principal of Ecoinspire Planning Services, a sustainability consulting firm.  She is also on the council of the Resort Municipality of Whistler. She holds an MA degree in Environment and Management from Royal Roads University with a thesis topic of Zero Waste, as well as a B. Sc.  In collaboration with teams, she has developed extended producer responsibility programs and waste reduction plans. She has also volunteered with the Recycling Council of BC, Zero Waste BC, the SLRD, the RMOW and other groups. She loves to be outside hiking, kayaking, skiing or biking.