Board of Directors

Board of Directors


AGM2012 MeetingEach FMCBC Member club selects a member to represent their club on the FMCBC Board of Directors.  The FMCBC Board meets quarterly via teleconference to discuss business and share regional updates.  FMCBC Board of Directors meetings are open to all FMCBC Member Club members to attend as a guest.  Please contact us if you would like to attend.

FMCBC Directors have an opportunity to meet in person once a year at the Annual General Meeting which takes place over a weekend early in June each year in a different region of BC.  The FMCBC AGMs are hosted by one of the FMCBC Member Clubs who provide social events, plan meals and accommodation options for the visiting Directors, offer talks or slide shows highlighting and/or discussing issues in their region, and usually include a hike in their area.   Details for the upcoming AGM can be viewed here.

Executive Officers

Dave Wharton – Valley Outdoor Association

Dave was born in England, raised in the Lower Mainland, and returned to England following high school where he spent most of the 1970’s completing his post secondary education and began a very successful and rewarding career in Forensic Psychiatry.  Dave continued in that field until his return to Vancouver in 1978. Later in his academic life, Dave specialized in Labour issues/Contract Negotiation, Ethics, Management Growth/Education, Accreditation Programs. Dave has been retired since 2008. Once or twice a year he travels to Nicaragua to work with a small NGO in a former refugee camp.

Dave’s outdoor interests include hiking/backpacking, snowshoeing, canoeing, and cycling.  He travels extensively, often on international hiking/trekking holidays with his wife, but also solo to attend to his academic interests.  When not off on an outdoor adventure you will find Dave reading Philosophy or various sciences, or browsing for hours through second hand book stores.

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Scott Webster – UBC Varsity Outdoor Club (alumni)

Scott became involved in outdoor recreation in BC when he moved to Vancouver to pursue graduate school at UBC. Since finishing his PhD in Physics in 2012 he has worked for Coanda Research and Development Corporation studying fluid dynamics problems. Scott lives in New Westminster and enjoys hiking and backcountry skiing with his wife, son, and daughter.


Vice President


Silve-Marie Fortin – Alpine Club of Canada – Victoria Section & Island Mountain Ramblers

Silvie-Marie is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in accounting and auditing in various industries in Canada and Europe.  She lives on the amazing Vancouver Island and enjoys hiking, mountaineering and backpacking.


Mack Skinner – North Shore Hikers

Born in England, raised in Saskatchewan, Mack’s greatest passions now, backpacking and downhill skiing, are distinctly un-prairielike. Semi-retired from a diverse career life including corrections, trial law, mediation and software design, Mack can be found indulging in the full range of outdoor pursuits, traveling, volunteering, and occasionally working.


Club Directors

Name Club
Judy Carlson Alberni Valley Outdoor Club
Anya Reid Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Island Section
Jay MacArthur Alpine Club of Canada Vancouver Section
Bryce Leigh Alpine Club of Canada Whistler Section
Dean Pollack Backroads Outdoor Club
Laurens van Vliet Bear Mountain Trail Society
Bill Maurer BC Mountaineering Club
Matthew Mazurek Bulkley Backcountry Ski Society
Dave King Caledonia Ramblers
Cailan Libby Central Okanagan Climbing Association
Ken Orr Chilliwack Outdoor Club
Roxanna Froese Chilliwack Parks Society
Andrea Eitle Columbia Valley Climbing Association
Joe Lumsdon Comox District Mountaineering Club
Roy Howard Fraser Headwaters Alliance
Brian Wood Friends of Garibaldi Park
Bob St. John Friends of Strathcona Park
Norm Clark Hickory Wing Ski Touring Club
Patrick Harrison Hike BC (National Hiking Trail)
Sherry Durnford Island Mountain Ramblers
Doug Smith Kamloops Hiking Club
Bruce Reeder Kootenay Mountaineering Club
Brett Trainor Mountain Mentors
Kieran Campbell Mount Remo Backcountry Ski Society
Cristina Jacob North Shore Hikers
Geraldine Meade North Vancouver Outdoors Club
Robin Dunbar Outdoor Club of Victoria
Dianne Comens Outsetters Club of Vancouver
Glen Stanley Ozalenka Alpine Club
Margaretha Hogeling Penticton Outdoors Club
Eagle Walz Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society
Debbie Quigg Quadra Island Outdoor Club
Todd Hansen SFU Outdoor Club
Rolf Rybak Skaha Bluffs Park Watch Society
Matthew Veikle Skeena Climbing Society
Andrew Drouin South Okanagan Trail Alliance
Natasha Gellatly Tetrahedron Outdoor Club
Mike Stewart Valley Outdoor Association
Liz Bicknell Vancouver Island Spine Trail Association
Neil Burroughs Vancouver Island Trails Information Society
Joseph Wong Vancouver Rock Climbing Group
Alexander Girard Varsity Outdoor Club
MacKenzie Coombe Varsity Outdoor Club Okanagan
Chelsea Richardson Victoria Outdoor Club Meet-up