Board of Directors

Matt Livingston


Matt is originally from Winnipeg and has called Kamloops home since 2014. After graduating from Thompson Rivers Law School in 2015, Matthew articled with a boutique tax law firm in downtown Kamloops. He is now an associate with Fulton, with a focus on Business and Estate law matters. He has been a proud member of the BCICF Board of Directors since 2017, and became president in 2019.

Rob Lemire

Vice President

Rob grew up in the Nicola Valley and has been a part of the business community from a very young age.  He has been in Kamloops for over 15 years working as a commercial insurance broker.  As the Managing Partner of Kamloops’ newest insurance brokerage, Wilson M Beck Insurance Services (Kamloops) Inc, he is very proud to be an active part of our community and honoured to be a member of the BCICF Board of Directors. Rob currently co-chairs the Fund Development Committee.

Curtis L. Wilkinson


Curtis Wilkinson is a Chartered Professional Accountant, currently with Tombe Herrington.  Curtis holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and achieved his Chartered Accountant designation in 2001.  He has years of experience assisting not-for-profit organizations through various Board positions and is currently serving as the Treasurer for BC Interior Community Foundation and Chair of the Investment Committee.  Curtis, who has lived in Kamloops for 13 years, is happily married to his wife Brandy and has two children.  Curtis believes it is fundamentally important to give back to the local community and support local initiatives whenever possible.

Cara Gates


Cara has lived in Kamloops since 1994 and is the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Coordinator with the City of Kamloops.  Over the last 20 years, she has been involved with many non-profit organizations through her position with the city as well as a volunteer.  In 2005 she assisted with the development of the Boogie the Bridge Cultural Fund which supports children and youth in our community to participate in the arts.  Cara has been on the BCICF board since 2014 and is the Chair of the Granting Committee.

Hugh Fallis

Past President

Hugh’s school days were spent in Toronto after which he obtained a degree in agriculture from McGill University in Montreal.  His first employment was with Pfizer’s Agricultural Division in the northern parts of BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.  Four years later brought him to Cariboo College (now TRU) where he developed an agriculture diploma program which he taught for four years.  At the same time, he purchased land in the Monte Creek area and began to develop a cattle ranch.  Full time ranching occupied his life for the next 24 years.  During this time he also volunteered as a Board member for industry organizations serving two years as President of a livestock marketing firm with sales of one hundred ninety million dollars. In 2000 Hugh returned to the workforce as General Manager of a not-for-profit livestock industry owned company with a staff of up to 40.  The company administers the Livestock Identification Act and Regulations on behalf of the Province.  During retirement, some of his time is devoted to helping the BC Interior Community Foundation grow.

Lisa Tavender

Board Member

Lisa is a Manager with the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction and has been with the Provincial Government 32 years.  She moved to Kamloops in 1999 with her family.   Lisa became involved in the BC Interior Community Foundation when establishing a memorial fund in memory of her son Brandon Hein, in 2012.   Her commitment to the Foundation also includes participation Co-Chair of the Fund Development Committee.  Lisa believes strongly in giving back to the community and has started a second fund in memory of her son Brandon to support seniors and youth.

Kathy Humphreys

Board Member

Kathy Humphreys was the Executive Director of the Kamloops Symphony Society for more than 26 years. She was instrumental in the organization’s dramatic growth and development from a small community orchestra to its current position as one of the most successful professional orchestras in BC.  As part of the Creating Tomorrow Committee, she helped raise more than $600,000 in arts endowment funds. As a strong believer in the value of investing for the future, Kathy continues to encourage donors to contribute to endowed funds.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the BC Interior Community Foundation since 2007 and lived in Kamloops since 1973, where she has raised three children with her partner Ross.

Sheryl Lindquist

Board Member

Sheryl Lindquist is employed with School District 73 as the District Principal of Career Edcuation. Sheryl has been with the school district for 24 years and among her many roles, she works with teachers to develop curriculum to provide the best instruction possible to students.  Sheryl holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge, and a Masters in Leadership and Administration from Gonzaga. 

Sheryl grew up in Kamloops and after completing university moved to the East Kootenays for 12 years before returning to Kamloops with her family.  She and husband Ed have a son who lives with his wife in Kamloops and a daughter & son-in-law in the Kootenays and 2 grandsons.  Sheryl is excited to contribute to the BC Interior Community Foundation and serves on the Fund Development Committee.

Greg Peace

Board Member

Greg Peace has been a Mortgage Consultant for 17 years.  He is a partner with a local firm, Mortgage Alliance.  Greg currently volunteers with Kamloops West Rotary as well as Civilian Air Search and Rescue Association(CASARA).  The father of two amazing children, a 17-year-old daughter and an 14-year-old son, Greg enjoys the outdoors – camping, hunting and dirt biking as well as watching his children play sports.  Greg is currently serving on the investment committee.

Darlene Iadarola

Board Member

Darlene was born in Kamloops and raised her family here.  She has an extensive background in accounting and several decades of  successful small business entrepreneurship.  She retired in 2016.  Darlene has been a wonderful help in the office with updating our filing system.

Evan Klassen

Board Member

Evan is originally from Winnipeg, where he served as the director of artistic operations and production at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He has been the Managing Director of the Western Canada Theatre Company since mid-2018.  Evan brings considerable experience to the Foundation with his past participation in community & arts organizations such as Seven Oaks House Museum, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and Manitobans for the Arts.  

Jan Polderman

Board Member

Jan is currently the Mayor of Lytton as well as serving as a TNRD Director for his region.