Our Partner Nations

 

Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations

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Board of Directors


Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Development Corporation, the General Partner of Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Limited Partnership, has a skilled board of directors with wide-ranging knowledge and strong support from our Participating Nations. Their experience and expertise include: First Nations relations, communications, commercial fisheries, fisheries policy and management, business operations, licensing, fish buying and processing, fishery development, studies, plans, fish management, corporate and commercial law, governance, finance, mergers and acquisitions.
 

Dr. Andrew Day

Governance, legal, fisheries policy and management.

  • Current Chief Executive Officer, BC Parks Foundation.
  • Former executive director of West Coast Aquatic and Vice President of the Vancouver Aquarium.
  • Andrew is the Managing Director and works closely with other board members and the staff.
     

Mick Farup

Business, fish buying and processing.

  • 35 years owning and operating Pacific Seafoods.
  • Mick played a vital role in the purchase and transition of ownership of St. Jean’s Smokehouse and Cannery.
     

Larry Johnson

First Nations relations, communications, commercial fisheries.

  • President of NSDC, current Chair of Maa-nulth Fisheries Committee, former Huu-ay-aht Lands and Resource Manager and Pacific Halibut Commissioner.
  • Larry has been integral to the successful integration of First Nations and Western Resource Management Systems and brings a unique perspective to fisheries management issues.  
     

Dave Smith

Fishery development, studies, plans, fish management and licensing.

  • Former BC Seafood Development Officer, biologist, fisherman, and current fisheries consultant.
  • Dave works closely with our fishermen developing business plans and plays a vital role in acquisition of vessels, licences and quotas.
     

John McLeod

Corporate and commercial law, finance, mergers and acquisitions.

  • Over 22 years’ experience, practicing in Victoria, BC, Vancouver, BC and London, England.
  • John is also our legal counsel and was involved in the acquisition of St Jean’s Smokehouse and Cannery.
     

Staff


Jennifer Woodland

CEO & Aquaculture Development Manager

Jennifer is a results-oriented professional with over 19 years’ experience in aquaculture improving environmental performance, regulatory compliance, achieving third party environmental certifications and developing positive relationships between industry and First Nation communities.  She is versed in regulatory, licensing and permitting processes with provincial and federal governments and participates in numerous technical, policy and regulatory development committees both federally and provincially. She was awarded the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association’s Aquaculturist of the Year Award in 2014 for her leadership in developing a sustainable industry that revitalized the economy of several rural communities on the south coast of Newfoundland.  Jennifer joined NSLP in 2016 as Aquaculture Development Manager and was successful in obtaining funding to proceed with significant projects that have created new opportunities for NSLP. Having proven herself as a dynamic leader and diplomatic communicator, Jennifer assumed the role of CEO in January 2018.
 

Kathy Happynook

General Manager

Kathy has been with NSLP for 12 years.  Playing an integral role in the creation and organization of each affiliated company, Kathy has become instrumental to the organization.  The backbone of the team, she has a vast experience in funding applications, licencing and reporting requirements, developing and organizing training programs for community members, project management and managing financial accounts.  Kathy was an essential team member during the purchase of St. Jean’s Smokehouse and Cannery and provided expertise in logistics and human resources during the transition of ownership. Kathy also manages the NSLP fishing licences and quotas.  The face of NSLP, Kathy has built positive relationships with our Participating Nations and community members.
 

Nicole Malcomson

Administrative Assistant

Nicole was hired in 2017 as a part time administrative assistant to assume some of the administrative and office duties.  She is a member of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation and grew up in a fishing family. The addition of Nicole to our staff has created greater capacity and time for senior management to focus on project management.