My Mountain Co-op is run by a Volunteer Board of Directors. The Board has nine director seats. Positions are for three years. Members collectively choose – through a vote – individuals they think will best lead and direct the co-operative. Any member can become a Board Member!
The primary role of a Director is to oversee and direct the affairs of the organization. While being true to our mission statement and vision, the MMC Board of Directors ensures that the co-operative and Shames Mountain incorporate MMC’s four cornerstones into every facet of their organizations.
The cornerstones of the board are: Collaboration, Affordability, Sustainability and Innovation.
Stephen Salem moved to Terrace with his family in 2015 for a Director role at the College. Steve grew up snowboarding at Mt. Washington on Vancouver Island and has ridden and worked at resorts all over BC. He was pleasantly surprised by the hidden gem that is Shames Mountain, which can only be described as one of the best family oriented powder-mountains in the province. Steve joined the MMC Board of Directors in 2017 bringing leadership, enthusiasm and innovation to help continue the success of My Mountain Coop.
Position: Chair (Started September 2017)
Dave Gordon has been riding the Shames’ lifts since the days of Kitsumkalum ski hill. Dave is a retired business owner in Terrace who has supported My Mountain Coop since its inception. He brings many years of business and project management experience to the Board. As corporate liaison, he looks forward to building on existing, and creating new relationships with the many regional, national and international corporations operating in our area.
Position: Vice-Chair & Corporate Liaison (Started September 2018)
Rob Schibli has been a Shames Skier since moving to Terrace from Smithers in 1991. Coaching with the ski club, while raising four skiers and riders on the mountain, Rob is now excited to introduce his first granddaughter to Shames. Rob’s background is in engineering, project management and asset planning.
(Started September 2019)
Sam Harling was born in Nelson and raised in Kelowna. Sam spent years snowboarding at Big White and other BC or European hills but after travelling and working outside of Canada, Sam knew he wanted to be in BC. He and his wife moved to Terrace in 2004 and now have 2 young daughters snowboarding here. Sam’s first job was as a ticket checker at Shames and quickly knew that this place and these people were for him. He has extensive business management and development experience and was even part of the Friends of Shames group that did the legwork leading to Shames transitioning from being a private corporation to the current community co-op. His passion for the area and Shames is undeniable.
Position: Volunteer & Events Coordinator, IT Liaison (Started September 2017)
Chelsey Geralda Armstrong has been working in the Skeena Region for over eight years and moved permanently to Terrace in 2015. Chelsey grew up skiing and snowboarding in Ontario and found her way out west in the early 2000s. She was a professional snowboarder, competing and filming internationally, and has since ‘retired’ to backcountry life — something she has been exploring and learning throughout her winters at Shames. Chelsey is a Smithsonian Institute and National Geographic scholar and has served on a number of organizational boards, from scientific societies to peer review journals.
(Started September 2019)
Email: cdageralda [at] gmail.com
James Seib joined the board in 2016. Since moving to Terrace in 1999, Shames has played a key role in his surviving northern winters. James spent his first 10 seasons at Shames as a CSPS patrol, providing first aid services on weekends. Now a carpenter for the City of Terrace, James brings construction and building experience to the board. He’s also the mountain safety liaison with our CSPS patrol. James is also a board member for the Shames Mountain Ski and Snowboard club and can often be found helping the club run their on-hill events, like the popular Mini Rippers race series.
Position: Ski Patrol.Mountain Safety & Operations (Started September 2016)
Evan Van Dyk grew up snowboarding on Shames Mountain and now wants to give back to the hill. He is the owner of a small business that supports the Co-op. Evan brings experience to the board as a Chartered Professional Account (achieved through the Certified Management Accounting program). Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia with a Bachelors of Commerce, from Northwest Community College with a diploma in Business Administration. When not on the ski hill, Evan is probably at home cheering on his beloved Kansas City Chiefs or Vancouver Canucks.
Position: Treasurer (Started September 2018)
Caitlin DuBiel (Started September 2019)
Kim McIntyre (Started September 2019)
Officer of the Board
In the event that there is an open seat on the Board, an Officer of the Board can be appointed by the Board of Directors. An officer of the Board takes on the role of a director for a period of one year or up until the next Board of Director election.