Board of Directors

Riannon Ball, B.A., EPt


Riannon began serving on the TNDC board in December 2014, and assumed the Vice Chair role in 2019 and Chair role in fall 2020. 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.

Roy J. (Jamie) Gleason

Vice Chair

Jamie began serving on the TNDC board in 2014 and became Vice Chair in 2020. 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.

Rob McPhee

Board Member

Rob McPhee was reappointed to TNDC’s board in 2019. Rob is Managing Director, Negotiations and Government to Government Relationships with Castlemain Group, a company he co-founded. Rob is an accomplished indigenous economist and is a member of the Tahltan Nation. Since 2009, he has negotiated over $3 billion worth of agreements on behalf of our First Nations clients. The agreements Rob negotiates set the standards in the areas of socio-cultural strategy, impact benefits, environmental oversight, and co-management of major resource projects.

Heather Hawkins

Board Member

Heather was appointed to the TNDC board in September 2020. She has an extensive career serving the Tahltan Nation in political and volunteer positions. Heather currently works with the Tahltan Band as a Social Development Worker, overseeing operations for social development and outreach programs to the Tahltan Band communities. Previously, Heather served two terms as Vice President of the Tahltan Central Government (TCG) and Fisheries Manager with the Tahltan Band. As well, she has participated in the Tahltan Fish and Wildlife Working Group since 2014. Prior to her work with the Tahltan Nation, Heather transitioned from the exploration and mining sector in administration, haul truck driver and equipment operator positions. She holds an Associate in Arts Degree from Coast Mountain College and has completed an Indigenous End of Life Guide Course. Heather is a member of the Thudga Family.

Brandon Marion

Board Member

Brandon was appointed to the TNDC board in September 2020. He has extensive environmental knowledge  working on resource projects in Tahltan Territory. Brandon has been an Environmental Lead with Coast Mountain on the Northwest Hydro Projects since 2013, responsible for managing environmental planning and regulatory projects, including site selection studies, environmental assessments, permit applications and mitigating environmental issues. Previously Brandon worked with Rescan Tahltan Environmental Consultants (a TNDC partnership with ERM) as Environmental Technician and Galore Creek Mining Corporation as Environmental Monitor. He holds several environmental certifications through the University of Victoria, including Certified Environmental Technician, Sediment and Erosion Control Specialist and Environmental Construction Monitor. Brandon is a member of the Stikine Claw/Thicke family.

Dennis Quock

Board Member

Dennis Quock was appointed to the board in December 2020. Dennis is a heavy equipment operator for site services, currently working at the Newcrest Red Chris Mine. Previously, he worked with TNDC as an operator and general foreman and North American as a heavy equipment operator. Dennis is a member of the Stikine Claw/Thicke Tahltan 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 Quock
    Manager Finance, Accounting & Administration, TNDC
  • 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 MacGregor
    Former VP Canadian Operations - Onshore Energy & Mining, Energy & Resources, Sodexo