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 is currently studying business administration. He previously worked 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.
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.
We formed our Tahltan Aeronigma Geodis Wilson partnership in 2011. It’s been an honour to partner with TNDC for the opportunity to provide our wide-range of global logistical services and be a part of a world class organization built on mutual cooperation, trust and respect. They’re a terrific group of educated, business friendly people eager to learn and work with us.Adam J. WicksteadPresident, Aeronigma Solutions Inc.
Ledcor recognized the benefits offered through the Tahltan’s local expertise and experience, and welcomed the opportunity to involve community members in projects. We established Tahltan-Ledcor Joint Venture back in 1991 when we managed construction on the Eskay Creek mine. We value the partnership with TNDC and look forward to the opportunities ahead within Tahltan traditional territory.Rodger McLeanPast Business Development & Aboriginal Relations Manager, Ledcor
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’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.
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.
Sodexo Canada has been a partner with TNDC since 2002, providing complete camp management through Spatsizi Remote Services. During this time we have worked on many projects, and employed many Tahltan members. It’s been very positive, and the business relationships have formed long lasting personal and business friendships.Ivor MacGregorVice President, Operations, Sodexo Canada Ltd.