Meet Our Staff

Our employees are business experts with extensive knowledge of the local economy. They are experts in business planning, financial forecasting, and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, they are great business advisers and mentors dedicated to working one on one with clients to help them in the best way possible.

Executive director picAllan Main Executive Director

Before taking the position Executive Director, Allan was a long time board member of a Community Futures office in the Okanagan, where he worked as a management consultant assisting small companies with market strategy and product development. He brings a depth of business knowledge to the Community Futures North Fraser office with his experience as a previous small business owner, and as a marketing and management consultant. Supporting his business experience is an MBA degree earned from the University of British Columbia.

Michele BlackwellMichele Blackwell Business Analyst

Michele’s career in commercial lending started at a Credit Union where she worked in commercial lending and account management for many years. As the Business Analyst she provides loans to qualified applicants to help them get started or to expand their existing business. She enjoys the flexibility Community Futures offers clients and the potential to work with businesses that don’t fit the lending policies of chartered banks and credit unions. Here at Community Futures North Fraser she has more opportunity to work with small businesses, particularly if you have a great idea, a viable business plan and the dedication to carry it out.

Debbie CaveDebbie Cave Accounts Administration

Debbie started at Community Futures as the Administrative Assistant in 2005, moving to the Accounts Administrator in 2007. While a dedicated employee, Debbie’s passion is teaching music. She has an A.R.C.T. degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and is a national consultant for the Yamaha Music Education System. When not at Community Futures, Debbie is teaching at the music studio she has owned for over 25 years, specializing in group instruction. Through her involvement with Community Futures Debbie has come to appreciate the valuable role this organization plays to support small business in this community.

website Gwen Atkinson Marketing Coordinator

Gwen’s previous back ground with a local credit union gave her the inspiration to want to help small businesses from the beginning of their journeys. She has lived in Mission most of her life and loves the town and all it has to offer. Gwen has always enjoyed being involved in the community, from fundraising for local charities to being an active volunteer with the Mission Skating Club. She is excited to play an active role in the Community Futures Corporation and looks forward to helping her community.

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Community Futures North Fraser is a not-for-profit community economic development organization, committed to helping people who are planning to start their own business, or people currently operating a business in our community.

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Mission, BC V2V 3X1
Phone: (604) 826-6252
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