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Board & Committee Members

All Community Futures organizations are guided by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of local business people who bring with them extensive knowledge and experience of the area’s economy. Our Board members represent our region's population and main economic sectors. Their role is to establish our organization’s priorities, monitor our performance, and answer to key stakeholders.

Board Members

Moira Hauk - Board Chair and Business Development Committee Chair

Moira is the South Vancouver Island Regional Manager for Coastal Community Credit Union and is the leading edge of change in the banking industry in BC. With a career-long history as an active volunteer, Moira has held many community positions with emphasis on supporting local business.

 

Mike Evans - Finance & Audit Commitee Chair

Mike is a Principal of the Cowichan based firm Grant Thornton LLP with a Chartered Accountant designation.  He serves on both the Board of Directors and the Finance & Audit Committee.  When not in his suit and tie he is on his mountain biking gear on any of the local mountains.

Victor Gamble

Born and raised in the Cowichan Valley, Victor is a Chartered Professional Accountant currently running his own accounting firm in Duncan with his son. He is an effective team builder and is known for mentoring juniors.  Victor volunteers at the Duncan Curling Club and has had much success at the provincial curling level. 

Caroll Taiji

Carol has over 30 years of small business experience running her business.  With Caroll's expertise in branding and marketing, she helped Community Futures brand our image but not only locally, but BC and Alberta as well. 

Ana Francisco

Bio coming soon!

Matthew Huotari

In his 10+ years of business development experience, Matthew has developed a reputation for accelerating company growth and exceeding operational goals. Since taking ownership of the Duncan Panago location in 2016, Matthew has doubled the store’s annual volume, while simultaneously becoming a fixture within the Cowichan Valley through his generous donations, fundraisers and community involvement. He is a voting member and weekly volunteer at the Nourish Cowichan Society, a local organization dedicated to providing nutritious meals to schoolchildren in the Cowichan Valley. In August of 2018, Matthew co-opened a new Panago location in Mill Bay, which after only a year of operation has already become one of the top performing stores in the franchise. Matthew is committed to creating a positive change within his community. He believes in a prosperous and sustainable community.

Florie Varga

Bio coming soon!

Business Development Committee

  • Ms. Moira Hauk, Chair and Ex-Officio
  • Mr. Tavish Annis
  • Mr. Kevin Gamble
  • Ms. Shannon Roome
  • Mr. Matthew Huotari
  • Mr. Al Jackson

Finance & Audit Committee        

  • Mr. Michael Evans, Chair
  • Mr. Victor Gamble 
  • Ms. Julie Scurr
  • Ms. Moira Hauk (Ex-Officio)

Executive Committee

  • Ms. Moira Hauk, Board Chair and Business Development Committee Chair
  • Mr. Michael Evans, Treasurer and Finance & Audit Committee Chair

Governance Committee (2019-2020)

  • Ms. Ana Francisco

Community Economic Development (CED) Operational Committee

  • Ms. Janna Jorgensen
  • Ms. Florie Varga
  • Ms. Carol Taiji