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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. The Directors are selected by nomination and vote by the current Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) The public are encouraged to attend the AGM, and can download an information package if interested in joining our board. The goal of the Community Futures North Fraser’s Board of Directors is to seek representation from across the region it serves.

The term of each elected Board of Director is one years, with a maximum of nine continuous terms served.

Current Board of Directors

Heather O’Coin 
Mission, Commercial Lender, 
Chair

Heather has worked in the financial industry for 19 years throughout British Columbia in the Credit Union system and most recently with BDC. Heather has always enjoyed being involved in the community, from fundraising for local charities to volunteering for the BC Winter Games. Heather is happy to be on the board of Community Futures as it aligns with her passion to help small businesses and being part of the business community. She currently holds the position of Chair for the North Fraser CF as well as holds a director position on the British Columbia CF board. In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hiking and travelling.

Janessa Derksen
 Mission, Business Services,
Vice Chair

With a mix of great past employment opportunities and post-secondary studies in Public and Business Administration, Janessa joined the Mission business community in 2016 through business support services. Through the years Janessa has consistently worked on creating relationships with the Mission Business and Non-Profit community and being innovative in solution making to help local organizations. Through past years of volunteer work her commitment to the Mission has only grown. When she isn’t working or volunteering you can find her on the trails in Mission’s beautiful backyard.

“Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page, co-founder of Google

Alex Rocco 

Mission, Business Owner, 

 Director

 

Born in Vancouver and raised in Maple Ridge, Alex has lived in Mission since 2012 after making the investment in his first home at the age of 24. He first entered the entrepreneurial arena in 2007 by establishing his first venture, Future Music Inc. Following, Alex enjoyed success as a placement writer and producer for artist worldwide, while offering his services as sound engineer at his recording studio Project Indie Studios. In 2013 Alex decided to expand on his experience as a club and event DJ and launched mobile entertainment company iDJ Services. Since then, he has opened two new ventures in the wedding and event industry to further diversify the group’s ability to provide for a variety of clients’ needs. Alex is a forward thinker who is passionate about helping people take the next big step in their lives. As a member of the Community Futures board Alex is excited to be able to help aspiring entrepreneurs in our community to achieve their goals. 

Tom Osterberg 

Mission, Real Estate Agent

 Director

 

 Tom is a licensed Realtor with Lighthouse Realty Ltd. He specializes in helping clients navigate the buying and selling process in the Fraser Valley real estate market. Before obtaining his license in 2008, he worked in the finance industry for 6 years. Tom is always eager to learn and experience new things in life. When Tom is not with clients, you can find him volunteering in some capacity. Sitting on various boards such as the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce since  2017, Rotary Club of Mission Midday since 2012, Mission Minor Hockey since 2018, and he recently joined the Fraser Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation in 2022, Tom finds giving back to the community rewarding. He is always looking to contribute more to this wonderful community he calls home! 

 

Tom Osterberg -Lighthouse Realty Ltd.

Hannah Kuyek
Mission, Lawyer,
Director

Hannah is an associate lawyer with RDM Lawyers LLP in Abbotsford, practicing in the areas of corporate, commercial lending, real estate, and wills & estate planning. Hannah grew up in Abbotsford and attended the University of British Columbia, where she studied Anthropology and Sociology. Following this, she moved to Ontario, where she obtained her law degree from the University of Windsor. She then returned to B.C., was called to the British Columbia Bar, and has been practicing in Abbotsford since. Hannah is proud to be serving the community she was raised in and strives to be an active participant both professionally and in her personal life, lending her time in various volunteer and community engagement capacities. Hannah is an avid traveller and in her free time can be found cooking, hiking, skiing, or diving.

Lindsay Algra
Mission, Mortgage Development Manager,
Director

Lindsay grew up in Brookswood, which once was a small community in Langley. Her love for small businesses started then, when you knew all the shop owners by name, and they knew you. She moved to Mission in 2002 with her husband when the community was much smaller and has enjoyed seeing the progression of this community. She has worked for Vancity Credit Union for over 13 years and has been able to utilize her relationship-building skills there in many roles as a front-line teller, Mortage Development Manager, Assistant Branch Manager, and is currently the Wealth Consultant working with businesses east of the Fraser River. As a Board Member Lindsay is looking forward to working with passionate entrepreneurs who also want to see Mission thrive and grow.

Nancy Maclean
Mission, Business Owner,
Director 

 Nancy has enthusiastically offered her inspirational outlook and management savvy in a variety of volunteer roles including coaching the Mission Thunderstompers; a jump rope program for youth, for ten years. As well, Nancy brings significant experience as a fundraiser and event planner, whether it be hosting the beer gardens at the Agassiz Fall Fair, holding an annual Motorcycle Show and Shine for 1100 participants that raise money for Zajac Ranch, or the annual Jim Maclean Golf Tournament that to date has raised over $130,000.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC.

 After nearly 25 years at the Sasquatch Inn, Nancy and her husband moved from Mission where they raised their two daughters, to Harrison Mills in 2020 and can be found sharing the beauty of the area with their grandchildren. Nancy welcomes the opportunity to share her knowledge of building business and community, particularly in rural settings, which led her to Community Futures.

Dan Schubert 
Mission, Business Owner,
Director
Dan is a lifelong Mission resident who is committed to seeing Mission succeed. As a former owner of a medium sized mechanical firm, he has gained the experience of moving up through a company as it grew. He has experience in growing businesses organically and through acquisition. Serving on the Economic Development Committee as well as the Parks and Recreation Committee, he has shown his dedication to his community. Involved in investing locally in commercial and residential real estate as well as development, his latest venture was opening a bike shop in 2020. This vast business experience makes him a perfect fit to be a Director on Community Futures North Fraser Board. As father of 4 young children and married since 2009 you will often find him on a family hike or biking in the mountains of Mission.
Cal Crawford 
Mission, City Councillor,
Mission Council Liaison

Cal and his wife lived in Mission for 30 years and have two adult children and three grandchildren. Cal started his working career as a grocery clerk and after 2 years he started an apprenticeship as an electrician. He received his Red Seal Electrician’s License and worked in the trade for 13 years. Cal then decided to pursue a long-held interest in real estate and subsequently earned his Real Estate license, which he eventually upgraded to an Agent’s License. He spent 37 years in the Real Estate profession and became well known for his expertise in ownership, management, training and sales. Cal retired from Real Estate on June 30, 2016. In 2018 he was elected Councillor in The District of Mission.

During his life, Cal has always been a strong believer in contributing to the community and likes to be involved at all levels. Since moving to Mission in 1989, Cal has volunteered with numerous groups: Not Limited but including Community Future North Fraser, Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, Mission Mid-Day Rotary, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, Mission Community Services & Mission Hospice Society.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer on the Board of Directors or if you wish to contact any of the above Directors, please call the office at (604) 826-6252 or stop by the office at 33163 2nd ave, Mission, BC.
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Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

The office is closed on weekends and on all statutory holidays

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33163, 2nd Ave, 
Mission BC V2V 6T8

604 826 6252