Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2018-19

Photo credit provided to HA Photography for all photos excluding Leif Bogwald, Corene Inouye and Lara Greasley.
    • Ian MacPhee (South Island)

      Chair

      Controller, Prince of Whales Whale Watching
      Ianjmacphee [at] gmail [dot] com
      Ian MacPhee (South Island)
      Ian has been passionately involved in the Vancouver Island tourism industry since 2003 initially as a partner/innkeeper at Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn. Ian currently heads up the accounting, administration & business development departments at Victoria's Prince of Whales marine adventure company. Founded in 1995, Prince of Whales is BC's largest marine adventure company having thrilled over half a million visitors and locals alike. Abbeymoore is one of Canada's most respected B&B Inns having won numerous awards including TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice award in 2010 as the #2 B&B in the world.

      Ian is active in the tourism community having served the following organizations:
      • Tourism Victoria Board of Directors 2005-2015 – Vice Chair Governance, Membership
      • Professional Association of Innkeepers International – Advisor
      • BC Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Guild, Marketing Director - Treasurer
      • Victoria’s Historic Inns – Treasurer
      • Best Inns of Victoria - President
      • Independent Order of Odd Fellows Columbia Lodge#2 - Treasurer

      EQ Type - Cultural Explorer
    • Janet Docherty (South Central Island)

      Vice-Chair

      Owner/President, Merridale Ciderworks Corp.
      janet [at] merridale [dot] ca
      Janet Docherty  (South Central Island)
      Born and raised in Vancouver, Janet’s background is in business. She owns and operates a growing business in the Cowichan Valley - Merridale at the Farm, and is currently opening another location, with her partner and husband Rick, in Victoria - Merridale in the City. Merridale at the farm is a destination focusing on the production of apple cider and spirits. With an eatery, bakery, tasting bar, and lounge, guests can experience tours and the ambience of the 20 acre apple farm. Merridale in the City will focus on grains to produce craft beer and spirits. The emphasis on experiences will continue in this Victoria location with a roof top patio, eatery and the ability for booked tours. Janet believes that Merridale's success is best achieved by promoting the growth of the community as a whole and then distinguishing Merridale within it. To this end, Janet has been a director or involved with numerous marketing and tourism associations on the island and BC, and assists with many festivals, events and fundraising efforts year round.

      Currently she is sitting on the transportation committee of Tourism Victoria, marketing committee of Tourism Vancouver Island, and President of Tourism Cowichan Society. Her volunteer efforts have focused heavily on the food and beverage industry, as well as the viability and sustainability of agriculture.

      EQ Type - Authentic Experiencer
    • Raymond Chan (appointed)

      Governance Chair

      Principal, RCA Consulting
      RCAconsulting [at] shaw [dot] ca
      Raymond Chan (appointed)
      Raymond Chan is Principal Consultant, RCA Consulting, and provides strategic planning and advice to government, industry and non-profit organizations.

      He has over 30 years experience as a senior executive in tourism and government, including serving as Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Policy for the BC government, Vice President, Tourism British Columbia, and Managing Director, Pacific Carbon Trust.

      Raymond led the tourism strategies and partnerships around the 2010 Winter Olympics, and was part of the executive team that transformed Tourism British Columbia into an award-winning, world leader in tourism destination management. He has also served as an advisory board member for the Royal Roads University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, travel, world affairs, yoga and golf.

      EQ Type - Gentle Explorer
    • Andrew Jones (North Island)

      Marketing Chair

      Owner/Operator, Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures
      andrew [dot] jones [at] kingfisher [dot] ca
      Andrew Jones (North Island)
      Andrew is owner and Expedition Director of Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures. With an emphasis on customer service, guide development, and environmental/cultural stewardship Kingfisher has grown to become BC's premiere kayak tour operator offering multi-day tours to Vancouver Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, and Haida Gwaii. Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures' "Kayak With Whales - Orca Waters Base Camp" tour is recognized as a "Canadian Signature Experience" by the Canadian Tourism Commission. As ambassadors of Canada's tourism brand, "Canada. Keep Exploring", these memorable Signature Experiences meet rigorous criteria to ensure they stand out in a crowded and competitive marketplace.

      Since 2008 Andrew has been actively involved with the Vancouver Island North Tourism Advisory Committee and currently chairs this committee. Andrew is also president of the North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association that represents north island tourism operators that depend on a healthy marine environment and the marine mammals that live in the water surroundings northern Vancouver Island.

      EQ Type - Authentic Experiencer
    • Leif Bogwald (appointed)

      Secretary/Treasurer

      Owner/Operator, Vancouver Island Expeditions
      leif [dot] bogwald [at] gmail [dot] com
      Leif Bogwald (appointed)
      Leif brings a dynamic accounting and finance skill set to the board holding his Chartered Professional Accountant designation. Leif owns and operates Vancouver Island Expeditions which offers guided tours across the entire island, providing Leif with in-depth knowledge of attractions and activities in the region. He is also an active board member of the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association and the Nanaimo Craft Beer Society.

      Awards and nominations include: Top 20 under 40 Community Business Achievement Award (finalist); Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence for Emerging Business (winner 2015); Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence for Tourism Award (finalist 2015); and Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce Black Tie Awards for Young Entrepreneur (finalist 2015).

      EQ Type - Authentic Experiencer
    • Carol Ann Terreberry

      Past Chair

      Principal, Terreberry & MacPhee Accounting
      Carolannt [at] telus [dot] net
      Regional Director of Finance, Crescent Hotels & Resorts
      carolann [dot] terreberry [at] crescenthotels [dot] com
      Carol Ann Terreberry
      Carol Ann is currently a Regional Director of Finance for Crescent Hotels & Resorts, overseeing the Finance department for 9 hotels managed by Crescent situated from Surrey, BC to Saint John, New Brunswick. Carol Ann was the Financial Controller for Harbour Towers Hotel from 2015-2017; the Operations Manager for Quadra Island Golf Club from 2013 to 2015 and prior to that, the General Manager/Director of Finance for Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge, the Oceanfront Resort at Cape Mudge from 1998 to 2013. During her 15 year tenure at the Lodge she spent 3 years as the Administrator of the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre in Cape Mudge Village.

      Carol Ann has been a Director of Tourism Vancouver Island since 2004, served as Secretary Treasurer for 6 years and Chair of the Board for 4 years and is currently the Past Chair. Carol Ann is passionate about tourism for the Vancouver Island Region and in her spare time she enjoys golf, gardening, travel and generally having fun.


      EQ Type - Cultural Explorer
    • Corene Inouye (Pacific Rim)

      Director

      Director of Operations, Jamie's Whaling Station & Rainforest Inn
      corene [at] jamies [dot] com
      Corene Inouye (Pacific Rim)
      Corene joined Jamie’s Whaling Station in Tofino (& Ucluelet) as General Manager in 2009. Jamie’s acquired and renovated Jamie’s Rainforest Inn, Restaurant and Lounge in December 2012 in which Corene was appointed Director of Operations.

      Corene served as a director of the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce from 2012 to 2016, has been a director on the board of Tourism Tofino since March 2013, and is currently serving as President of the Pacific Rim Association of Tour Operators. Prior to moving to Tofino, she spent seven years managing a whale watching & adventure tour company in Victoria and three years in marina management at the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.

      Before moving to Vancouver Island in 1996, she worked for the Steveston Harbour Authority in Finance and Administration for five years. She is raising two children aged 13 and 15 and is proud to call Vancouver Island home.

      EQ Type – Cultural Explorer
    • Dean Prentice (appointed)

      Director

      General Manager, Mount Washington Alpine Resort
      dprentice [at] mountwashington [dot] ca
      Dean Prentice (appointed)
      Dean moved to Vancouver Island in 2014 and is currently the General Manager at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Prior to joining Mount Washington Dean served as the General Manager of Painter’s Lodge in Campbell River and April Point Reosrt & Spa on Quadra Island.
      From Toronto originally, Dean moved to Invermere, BC in 2005, where he held various leadership positions, including Chief Operating Officer at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and Director of Lodging & Food and Beverage at Panorama Mountain Resort. With 30 years of industry experience in all levels and areas, including city centre hotels, destination resorts, pubs & restaurants, golf and ski management, Dean’s passion lies in operations with interest in developing strong, effective teams. His industry and community involvement includes various committees and boards, including; serving on the Campbell River Tourism Advisory Committee, DMO board with Tourism Canmore, director on the Panorama Foundation along wth many local chamber of commerce and business associations throughout the years.

      Dean is a graduate of the Hospitality Management program at Seneca College and the National Institute of Golf Management.

      EQ Type - Gentle Explorer
    • Jeremy Milsom (Gulf Islands)

      Director

      Owner/Operator, Salt Spring Inn
      info [at] saltspringinn [dot] com
      Jeremy Milsom (Gulf Islands)
      Jeremy came to Salt Spring Island from Calgary in 1993 after a 21 year corporate career with GM of Canada. After owning the local dry-cleaning and laundry business and starting a hospitality supplies sales operation, he renovated a derelict property in 2007 and opened the Salt Spring Inn, a boutique hotel and restaurant in Ganges.

      Born in Toronto, attended university in Michigan, and for many years, he enjoyed flying aerobatics in a WW2 Harvard Trainer and Pitts Special aircraft. He is mostly driven by science, economics, business activities and sailing. As a Chamber Director, he is fostering the replenishment of the Salt Spring community's population, infrastructure and challenged economy.

      EQ Type - Cultural History Buff
    • Jim Owens (appointed)

      Director

      Principal, JTO Hospitality Group
      Afac [at] telus [dot] net
      Jim Owens (appointed)
      Jim Owens is the Principal at JTO Hospitality Group. He was most recently Director of Sales at the beautiful Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort & Conference Centre in Parksville. Prior to that, Jim was Director of Sales & Marketing at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. He also served 20 years as Director of Sales & Marketing, and then COO of the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre.

      Earlier, Jim was a partner at the Penticton Inn for 4 years, and then spent 10 years in the wine industry in the Okanagan Valley with what was Casabello Wines which eventually became Jackson Triggs. Jim has served as a Board Member of Tourism Vancouver Island since 2008, serving on numerous committees. He brings to the Board over 30 years of experience in the Meetings, Conference and Hotel/Resort business as well as years of committed service to the tourism industry, having served on a number of industry boards including Tourism Penticton, the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and Canadian Society of Association Executives – BC.

      Jim looks forward to the continued success of Tourism Vancouver Island and serving the organization to the benefit of all Stakeholders.

      EQ Type - Authentic Experiencer
    • Lara Greasley (North Central Island)

      Director

      Marketing & Communications Manager, Comox Valley Economic Development and Tourism
      lara [at] discovercomoxvalley [dot] com
      Lara Greasley (North Central Island)
      In 1995 Lara relocated to the Comox Valley from Ontario, having worked for an advertising agency after graduating with a Communications Degree from Sir Wilfred Laurier University.

      Since that time, Lara has been actively involved with destination marketing on Vancouver Island in her roles with Comox Valley Tourism, Business Improvement Associations, and currently as Manager of Marketing and Communications with Comox Valley Economic Development and Tourism (CVEDS), the region’s DMO. Her career has included municipal economic development attraction and expansion programs & projects, special event management and sponsorship development, media relations, corporate and consumer marketing, and downtown revitalization & infrastructure improvement projects.

      EQ Type - Gentle Explorer
    • Lillian Hunt (appointed)

      Director

      Cultural Tour Guide, U’mista Cultural Centre
      Lhunt [at] indigenousbc [dot] com
      Lillian Hunt (appointed)
      Lillian Hunt is is a U'mista Cultural & Island Tour Guide (Group Specialist). She was born in Alert Bay, ancestry: 'Namgis, Ma'amtagila (2 tribes of the Kwakwaka'wakw see www.umista.ca) and is a First Host trainer for the region.

      Lillian is Chair for the Quatsino First Nation Economic Development Corporation Board, is on the Vancouver Island North Tourism Advisory Committee (VINTAC) and is the Vancouver Island Director for Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC). She volunteers on the British Columbia Museum Association Council (BCMA), the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance Board (VIEA) and Island North Film Association (INFilm).

      EQ Type - Virtual Traveller
    • Gloria Hatfield (Central Island)

      Director

      Owner/President, Page's Resort Group
      mail [at] pagesresort [dot] com
      Gloria Hatfield (Central Island)
      under construction
Looking for Vancouver Island travel information?
Visit our Traveller Information Website » Close