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.
Mission, Commercial Lender,
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.
Mission, Business Services,
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
Mission, Business Owner,
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.
Mission, Real Estate Agent,
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 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.
Mission, Mortgage Development Manager,
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.
Mission, Business Owner,
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.
Mission, Business Owner,
Mission, City Councillor,
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33163, 2nd Ave,
Mission BC V2V 6T8
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