30+ Years experience in Community Building Initiatives
Fran relocated with her family from Vanderhoof, BC in 2010. Her background is in Management, Finance and Human Resources. Facilitating Small Business start-up and finance workshops are also a few of her specialty’s.
Fran has been with Community Futures Nicola Valley since arriving to Merritt in 2010. She started out as the Finance Controller and Administrative Coordinator. Fran was then promoted to General Manager in 2021. Fran brings extensive finance and management knowledge to her new position.
Fran is all about Community Connections and Mentorship. She loves to get involved with Community Events and help out in way she can, her door is always open!
Joe was born and raised here in the Nicola Valley, attending local school and then finding local work.
After twenty-eight years of residence here in Merritt and several years spent helping run a small business in the downtown, Joe is ecstatic to be a part of Community Futures and assist in their objectives. Watching Merritt grow and change has been exciting but being able to take part in shaping Merritt's future has been a dream come true.
Dwaine is here at CFNV for a second summer, while he continues his degree in computer sciences at Thompson Rivers University.