Don Scarlett, president of KiN Board of Directors since 2009. Sees KiN’s Internet service as essential to the economy of Kaslo and north Kootenay Lake and believes rural areas deserve the same level of service as cities. Holds mechanical engineering degree and has run a small electrical contracting business in Kaslo since 1973. Specializes in construction planning and volunteers for construction, equipment installation, and welding/fabrication when needed. Don is part of the Technical Services Committee.
Tim Ryan was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta. Tim has been involved in the photographic industry and information technology industries for most of his working career. Tim founded Technicare Inc. and later Technicare Imaging Ltd. with partners and built it into the largest digital imaging production company in Canada. Tim and his wife Anne bought property in Kaslo in 2001 and became permanent residents in 2003. The very limited internet services in Kaslo led him to join the Kaslo Broadband Committee and later the Board of Kaslo InfoNet to build the access capacity for Kaslo and North Kootenay Lake. Tim is part of the Technical Services, Communications, and Finance Committees.
Mike Foster has been a Board Director since 2009. He has more than 20 years of experience working in IT and serves presently as Chair of the Technical Services and Human Resources committees. As a knowledge worker, he appreciates the importance of having a good internet connection and thinks it is vital for the future health and viability of our community. Mike sits on the Technical Services and Human Resources committees.
Charles Cuell got involved with KiN in 2015 and volunteers as a treasurer. He also joined the board of the Community Foundation of North Kootenay Lake Society (CFNKLS). He graduated from high school in Kaslo, moved away, and came back in December 2012 with his three kids. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Math and Physics, and a Ph.D. in Math. Charles serves on the Governance and the Finance committees.
Randy Morse is a Kaslo-based author, publisher, artist, broadcaster, activist, and speaker. Morse left academia in the mid-1970s (he was a PhD candidate in political science attached to Oslo’s International Peace Research Institute) to return to Canada and begin a career in publishing and writing. A web-based publishing pioneer, he has led significant bandwidth-dependent publishing projects in North America, the UK, the Caribbean, and China. Morse is the founder of the Kaslo Institute, a non-profit focused on the confluence of creativity and technology in rural contexts, and is a member of the board of the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Society. Randy serves on the Communications committee.
Josée Bayeur is originally from Québec city, became Board director in 2015. Josée came to live in Kaslo in 1980 and raised her family here. After a few years in Latin America, she went to Montréal to get her Master’s degree in translation. She specializes in Environment and Renewable Energy terminology and translates from English to French and from Spanish to French. She joined KiN because her work is wholly dependent on a good internet service. Josée serves on the communications committee and looks after KiN’s website.
Maggie Winters and her husband Steve bought property in Kaslo in 2003 becoming permanent residents in 2005. A former healthcare executive, consultant and university instructor, Maggie holds undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Nursing and a Masters in Business Administration. She has volunteered in a number of Kaslo organizations including serving as Secretary/Treasurer for the Kaslo and Area Chamber of Commerce, Secretary for the Kaslo and Area D Health Care Select Committee and member of the Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism Board. Maggie recognizes the importance of a robust broadband service to successful economic development efforts in Kaslo and the surrounding communities.
Charles De Pape, CPA, CA became treasurer of the KiN’s board in 2016. He has been a self-employed Chartered Accountant throughout his career. His clientele includes mainly small businesses and charitable organizations. He actively volunteers on a number of Kaslo non-profit organizations and sits on the boards of the Kaslo & Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kaslo & District Public Library. He and his wife, Louise, have been property owners in Kaslo since 2001 and have been permanent residents since 2009.