Nancy is a retired geologist who worked in the petroleum industry for over 31 years. Nancy is also an active volunteer, having promoted the advancement of women in science, engineering, and leadership roles for years. She is active with CLSS and also volunteers at the Calgary Zoo and Care Canada. She and husband Tom have a place on Columbia Lake.
Bill Thompson is a retired meteorologist. Much of his experience has focused on water management issues both in Canada and abroad. Bill is currently involved in stream flow and other hydrology studies of Columbia Lake for CLSS.
A nurse for forty years, Mary grew up in Northern Ontario paddling in and around Lake Superior. She now resides at Columbia Lake most of the time where she has developed a great interest in preserving and protecting the area’s watershed. We welcome Mary as a new board member for 2019.
A former educator and translator, Tom has been a permanent resident on Columbia Lake for the past ten years. As he has become more aware of the lake and shoreline’s fragility, he is anxious to advocate for their sustainable use and development. An abundant supply of clean fresh water is our most precious commodity. Tom was an Area F trustee for both the Invermere Public and Radium Hot Springs Public Library boards and a former Columbia Ridge Community Association board member. We welcome Tom as a new board member for 2020.
Having moved to B.C. from Ontario in 2016, Pat is enjoying all the outdoor activities that this beautiful area offers. She enjoys kayaking on Columbia Lake as well as cross country skiing on various trails throughout Columbia Valley. As a retiree from the group insurance business, Pat has taken over the role of Treasurer/Bookkeeper in 2020.
Colin is a lifetime resident of Canal Flats who has always been keenly interested in local history and has worked his entire adult life in the area logging and trucking. He was instrumental in establishing the “Source of the Columbia” trail at the south end of Columbia Lake, an area where Colin played as a child. Colin wanted to preserve the location where springs bubble out of the ground and feed the mighty Columbia River. He is anxious to share his knowledge of the area and preserve the beauty of it for future generations.
Colin’s knowledge of the area and connection to the land will benefit the Columbia Lake Stewardship Society and they welcome his perspective and knowledge to the Board.
Tom is a member of the Spirits Reach Community located on the west side of Columbia Lake. Tom has more than 35 years of experience in assessing water quality in surface water and groundwater and is a professional hydrogeologist. He has been involved with the water quality monitoring program on Columbia Lake for the past three years and including the training of volunteers who undertake the monitoring program. During his working career he was involved with a wide variety of projects to conserve and protect water sources. He represents CLSS as a member of the board for the Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners.