Board of Directors

Rob Lemire

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.

Matt Livingston

Past President

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.

Curtis L. Wilkinson

Treasurer

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

Secretary

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

Board Member

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.

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.

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 moved to Kamloops in 2018 from Winnipeg, with partner and Husky, to assume the role of Managing Director at Western Canada Theatre.  Evan also serves as a Director on the board of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), and is newly appointed to the board of the BC Arts Council.  In Winnipeg, Evan was the Director of Artistic Operations & Production with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra following a 15-year career as a theatre stage manager.  Evan brings considerable experience to the Foundation with his prior participation in community & arts organizations such as Seven Oaks House Museum, Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and Manitobans for the Arts. Evan is a graduate of MacEwan University, and was recognized as the 2019 Protégé recipient for the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award.

Colin Noble

Board Member

Colin Noble has been involved with the Foundation since its inception in 1984 & has served in numerous positions with the BCICF including previously being President.  He spent 30 years as a Chartered Financial Consultant and Financial Planner & has worked with numerous charities including the TRU Foundation advisory committee, JDRF, and Advocis(President).  As a BCICF Member and Fundholder Colin has helped organize several different funds with the Foundation. He brings a spirit of innovation and thrift to the board, finding creative ways to move the Foundation forward.

Jacquie Brand

Board Member

Jacquie Brand has worked for or volunteered with non-profit organizations for 25 years, loving the different roles that she has had the opportunity to play within our community and throughout the province. Her past non-profit experience includes being a part of Volunteer Kamloops, Women’s Resource Society and BC Living Arts boards; most notably, she held the position of General Manager of the Kamloops Arts Council for 10 years. Currently, Jacquie is the Director of Programs for the YMCA-YWCA’s Violence Against Women Intervention & Support Services.  She has a deep appreciation for the non-profit world and for those they support & is also currently enjoying her volunteering with Kamloops Ruff Start Rescue Society. 

Karl Stegemann

Board Member

Karl grew up in Germany in a family engaged in both farming and industrial ventures and with that developed a taste for entrepreneurship early on in life.  After schooling, he moved to British Columbia in 1974 to work in a family-owned Ranching operation before eventually settling in Kamloops in 1981 to take over management and then part ownership of a Transport Company. After selling same in 1994, the next almost twenty-five-plus years have been spent developing and owning several successful businesses in the service, education, Real Estate and financing field.  Now in semi-retirement, he spends most of his time looking after various real estate holdings both in Canada and overseas.  After some years as a single dad following the death of his first wife Anne, Karl is now happily married to Kim, a recently retired TRU professor and independent business owner.  They enjoy their blended family of three children. Their youngest one is currently still at University.  Karl has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Kamloops for 20 + years and has held many positions on the board as well as having been the club president. He has also served on Strata Councils and been active as a business coach during his years spent in the finance Industry.  He is proud to put his extensive business and management experience to work as a member of the BCICF Board.