Our Team

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CFA Operations Manager:

Hugh Watt, RPF, True North Forestry Consulting Ltd.

Thirty-Five years of project management experience in the natural resource sector.

  • Owner and CEO of True North Forestry Consulting Ltd.
  • General Manager of the Nakusp and Area Community Forest (NACFOR)
  • Knowledge of community values and sustainable land management
  • Founding member and president of Arrow Lakes Caribou Society, representing NACFOR and the forestry industry

Frances Swan, RPF, True North Forestry Consulting Ltd.

Registered Professional Forester with twenty years of project management experience in the natural resource sector.

  • Resident of Nakusp since 1997, with deep appreciation for community and surrounding natural environment
  • NACFOR Project Manager for True North Forestry Consulting Ltd., responsible for the management and implementation of a broad range of strategic and operational projects
  • Founding member and director of Arrow Lakes Caribou Society, representing NACFOR and the forestry industry

Erin McLeod, BSc, BIT, FIT, True North Forestry Consulting Ltd.

Senior Field Technician with six years of experience working as a consultant in the forestry industry.

  • Bachelors of Science in Biology, focussing on wildlife and ecology
  • Environmental monitoring for NACFOR and woodlot forestry operations including migratory bird management strategy development, bird nest sweeps, wildlife habitat feature identification, and amphibian surveys
  • Operational planning for NACFOR forest harvesting and development
  • Project coordinator and lead caribou shepherd for Arrow Lakes Caribou Society

Beth McLeod, BSc, True North Forestry Consulting Ltd.

Office Manager providing administrative and technical support for all team members and the NACFOR Board of Directors.

  • Bachelors of Science in Geography, with Honours, focusing on GIS
  • Over twenty years of experience as GIS/Mapping Specialist in the natural resource sector
  • Ongoing role with home-based business management and previous role as municipal accounting clerk
  • Over twenty years of volunteering in the community as a Board member or contracted project support

Skye Cunningham, BAPC, DIJ, True North Forestry Consulting Ltd.

True North’s Communications Specialist with a Bachelors of Communications and a diploma in Journalism, and five years of experience in creating website content and social media management.

  • Implementation and creation of communications strategies, tactics and public engagement
  • Interest in community development, sustainability and local resources
  • Community-minded individual with ties to youth services, and volunteer Board member for the Kinship Connection Society

Kathleen Ennis, CET – GIS Mapping Specialist, True North Forestry Consulting Ltd.

GIS/ Mapping Specialist with 30 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, environmental engineering, municipal engineering, and the forestry industry.

  • Diploma in Engineering Design and Drafting
  • Four years with True North Forestry, providing GIS, mapping and data management services to True North and NACFOR
  • Forestry operations, wildfire risk reduction, environmental and regulatory mapping and data submissions for all True North and NACFOR operations
  • Mapping and signage for local recreational clubs and societies