Board of Directors
Calvin has served on the TNDC board since September 2009, beginning as a director. He became vice chair in April 2013 and chair in October 2013. Calvin is executive director for the Tahltan Central Government and previously worked as economic development officer for the Kitselas First Nation and the Iskut Band Council. He serves as a director for the Community Futures 16/37 board in Terrace and chair of the Northern Business Development Society. Calvin is a member of the Carlick family.
Norman joined the TNDC board in 2014. He is an electrician by trade and has his operated his own electrical company, Norad Electric, for 30 years.
Riannon joined the TNDC board in December 2014. She works as an Environmental Scientist with Stantec Ltd. Consulting and has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies/Geomorphology from the University of Northern British Columbia. Previously Riannon worked as an Environmental Technician with Galore Creek Mining Corporation and an Environmental Monitor with Rescan Tahltan Environmental Consultants. She is a member of the Caw toon ma Tahltan family.
James Dennis joined the TNDC board in September 2016, bringing a youth perspective and supporting engagement with the Tahltan membership. He works as communications officer with the Tahltan Central Government (TCG), the administrative governing body of the Tahltan Nation, facilitating communications with Tahltan members about the Nation’s political, governance and cultural initiatives. Prior to TCG, James worked as a camp manager for Spatsizi Remote Services, TNDC’s camp services division in partnership with Sodexo Canada, stationed at AltaGas’ Forrest Kerr hydroelectric project camp, and previously as a sous chef at other sites. He spent two years in the management training program gaining the skills, knowledge and experience to manage a remote camp business. James is a member of the Etheni family, adopted as a child into his father’s lineage. His mother is of Cree descent with Tahltan ancestry.
Jamie began serving on the TNDC board in 2014. He is a Certified Engineering Technologist (civil) and has been President of CMS Construction Management Services, his own consultancy, for the past 18 years providing project and construction management and quality control services for civil, environmental and building. projects. Previously, he worked for private contractors in the road building industry and the federal and Yukon governments as a project inspector and project manager. Jamie was born, raised and resides in Whitehorse, Yukon. He is a member of the Callbreath family.
Herb Henyu has served on the board since 2012. He has worked as a heavy equipment operator with TNDC since 1988.
Feddie re-joined the TNDC board in September 2016, bringing a wealth of governance experience and a strategic community and social wellness perspective. She previously served on the TNDC board from 2011 to 2013. Feddie’s career has focused on administration and management, with many years in social programs and services, including heath, education and youth camps. She had a 31-year career with the Iskut Band, the last seven as band manager. Feddie embraces a strong commitment to community service. She has been a member of the Tahltan Socio-Cultural Working Group Lead since 2011. Feddie previously served on the board of the School District 87 Stikine for 15 years, including seven as chair, and on the Northwest Inter-Nation Family and Community Service Society board for 14 years, including seven as chair. Feddie is Tahltan/Kaska from the Carlick and Quock families. She was born and raised in the Cassiar area, and has lived in Iskut for almost 40 years, where she raised her family.
Vernon joined the TNDC board in July 2013 and is one of the original founders of TNDC. He has worked for Galore Creek Mining Corporation as an area manager of earthworks for the past nine years and previously worked in road construction for 40 years.
Colleen joined the TNDC board in September 2016, bringing a wealth of corporate management, economic development, leadership and governance experience. As the general manager for Yukon Lottery Commission, Colleen is responsible for management and operations and provides support and advice to its board. She previously worked with Yukon First Nations in economic development, capital and infrastructure, and human resources development as both a private consultant and an employee of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and the Council of Yukon First Nations. In 2014 she completed a Masters of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Colleen has served on the boards of Yukon School Council Association, School Council (an elected position) and the Kaushee's women's shelter. She was born and raised in Whitehorse and belongs to the Stikine Claw/Thicke family.
TNDC is a great place to work. The atmosphere in the office is friendly, open, and honest, and there is always humour and laughter. I like that TNDC maintains an active approach of hiring locally and offers training within that position. Employees are highly encouraged and supported to advance professionally, which ripples into advancing personally as well.Rhonda QuockOffice Manager, TNDC
We worked with TNDC on the Galore Creek mining project and the Northwest Transmission Line, providing heavy lift helicopter services. It made good business sense to get involved with the Nation, so we formed Tahltan Helifor Joint Venture in 2011. After meeting Bill Adsit, I knew we had made the right decision. We have had only positive experiences and look forward to continued collaboration.Gary LaidlawPresident & General Manager, Helifor Canada Corp.
We’ve had many projects in Tahltan territory through our Rescan Tahltan Environmental Consultants (RTEC) partnership, and the experience has been excellent. TNDC’s management team has been an honorable and knowledgeable group to work with. They always look at ways to make things work, and we have developed lasting friendships. It’s been an honour to work together.Clem Pelletierformer CEO, Rescan Group
We established the Tahltan Macro Industries Joint Venture with TNDC in 2009. Macro is very satisfied with the relationship we have with TNDC. The company has a reputation of being a solid and reputable business corporation, that emphasizes value added partnerships and business developments. We look forward to working with TNDC in future opportunities.Darcy FriesenManager of Business Development & Special Projects, Macro Industries
TNDC is successful because of the dedicated staff and skilled workers. The support of the Tahltan leaders and the TNDC board is crucial to the success of the company. Being President of TNDC has been the most rewarding job in my career. I look forward to my continuing involvement with all of the staff.Bill AdsitPast President, TNDC
We’ve completed a number of projects though our FrontierMEDEX Tahltan Ltd. partnership since we became a partner back in 2007. It’s been extremely positive. TNDC has been terrific to work with and we’re looking forward to continuing to build the business partnership.Ryan SteilPast General Manger, Canada, FrontierMEDEX Canada Ltd.