Community Futures Staff & Contract Positions
Community Futures staff are business experts with extensive knowledge of our area's local economy. They are experts in business planning, financial forecasting, and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, they are great business advisors and mentors. Our team is dedicated to working one on one with clients to help them in the best way possible.
Cathy's 18 year career spans many aspects of business. Since 2008 Cathy has been the General Manager of Community Futures Cowichan. In this role, she oversees a range of community-based business development projects, the lending program, and the day-to-day management of the organization.
She volunteers with community organizations such as the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce and participates in many local fundraisers.
Business Development Analyst
Kevin is the Business Development Analyst at Community Futures Cowichan, helping to deliver business services and financing to businesses in the Cowichan Region for the past 9 years. Kevin has a background in small business start-ups and has pursued careers in sales and marketing and operations management. Away from Community Futures, Kevin enjoys family time, golf and the SEAHAWKS.
Carrie joined Community Futures Cowichan in June 2015 as Administrative Coordinator. Carrie grew up on Vancouver Island, and then pursued careers in the Okanagan, the Northwest Territories, and central Alberta before returning home in 2012 to care for her elderly father. Carrie worked with the Alberta Public Service (employment services & economic development) for 10 years, and most recently enjoyed a role with United Way Cowichan.
Office & Programs Assistant
Outside of the office Holly is an avid runner who has completed several half marathons, one full marathon, and other events. She loves volunteering for local races with her run club and believes exploring is best done on foot. Holly is passionate about helping others, active living, and animal welfare. She has two rescue dogs, Nala and Luna, and enjoys camping with her husband, spending time outside, and exploring all that the Valley has to offer. Email
Business Analyst - Contract Position
Finance Officer – Contract Position
As the Finance Officer, Wendy has been providing accounting services to Community Futures Cowichan since 2011. Wendy is a Chartered Professional Accountant and runs her own accounting practice in the Cowichan Valley. She is specialized in accounting, bookkeeping and taxes for not-for-profits and small business. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys hiking, kayaking, and fishing with her family.