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.
Josée Bayeur is originally from Québec city, and became a 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 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. Maggie serves on the HR and Policy & Governance committees.
Heather Walsof was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta. She started her career with a large multinational company in the accounting department in Edmonton for eight years. In 1975, the company decided to open a branch in Vancouver and she was asked to be the Office Manager and Division Accountant. Heather worked in that position until moving to Kaslo. In 2006, Heather and her husband Phil built their home in Fletcher Creek. For the past 10 years, she has been working and volunteering in various accounting positions in Kaslo. Heather joined KiN as Treasurer in March 2018.
Graham Gilbert was born in Edmonton and as an armed forces dependent lived in many places across Canada and in Europe. He joined a bank after school and worked his way through positions of progressively increased responsibility with three different banks over 38 years until retiring as an executive officer. After retirement, he held a contract position as Ombudsman for a bank for fifteen years as well. During his career, he worked with many volunteer organizations and service clubs. He moved to Kaslo in 2003 and has continued to work with numerous organizations since his arrival. While not overly technically adept, his overall business experience will hopefully be useful to KIN. Graham serves on the HR and financial committees.