Sharel Wallace, Chair
Sharel Wallace is the Controller at Independent Respiratory Services in Castlegar and has recently received her Certified Management Accountant designation. Sharel began her accounting career in Vancouver working for the Bentall Group as an intermediate accountant in their property management division.
Sharel returned to her hometown of Castlegar in 1990 to be able to raise her children close to their family. Sharel worked as a self-employed bookkeeper to be able to stay home and raise her children. Once her children reached elementary school age Sharel returned to work part-time with a public practice firm and moved to full time once her children reached middle school age. Sharel and her husband Dan enjoy spending time with their family and working in their yard (The old Robson Zoo).
Aarshveek Mehta, Student Member
Clara Graves, Student Member
Michael McIndoe, Member
Greg Garbula, Member
Scott Weatherford, Member
Bruce LeRose, Member
Patricia Dooley, Member
Pat retired as Superintendent of Schools for School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) in July 2010, and worked in a variety of educational leadership roles for BC school districts and the Ministry of Education. She is an educational advisor, leadership coach and organizational facilitator, currently working with the University of British Columbia as co-chair of the Rural Education Advisory Committee, focused on education and innovation in rural schools and districts. She was honoured with a Distinguished Service Award from the BC Schools Superintendents’ Association in 2008.
In addition to being a member of the Selkirk Board, Pat is a member of the Board of Directors for the Interior Health Authority, Chairperson of Nelson and Area Friends of the Family and member/Past-President of the Nelson Daybreak Rotary Club.
Pat and her husband John have 3 children, Erin (Pete), Shelagh (Patrick), Sean (Courtney) and 5 beautiful grandchildren.
Joleen Kinakin, Member
Danica Lee, Vice Chair
Danica Lee is Cree from Peguis First Nation in Manitoba and is proud of her Aboriginal heritage. She was born and raised in Nelson, BC and is very happy to call the West Kootenay her home. After graduating high school, Danica went on to study social work at the University of Victoria and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Social Work with Indigenous and Child Welfare specializations. She has worked in Aboriginal Education in School District #8 and is currently working for Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Services Society with children and youth in foster care. Involvement and connection with the Aboriginal community is something that has always been very important to her and empowerment of Aboriginal people through education is one of her major goals. In her spare time, she enjoys the sport of triathlon and is currently training for Ironman Canada.
Harry Pringle, Member
Harry Pringle is an instructor in the Resort and Hotel Management Program at the Tenth Street campus of Selkirk College. Harry has an MBA from the University of Guelph and has taught at Selkirk since 1997. Born and raised in Saskatchewan Harry worked in the Hospitality Industry in various management and ownership positions before becoming an instructor. Harry and his wife Victoria have 3 grown children and Harry is involved in Rotary. Harry also pursues his passion for hockey by still playing in the Gentlemen’s League.
Elsa Wyllie, Member
Elsa Wyllie was born and raised in Robson, British Columbia and has recently returned to her roots to article at McEwan Law Corporation, after spending a decade working and studying abroad.
Elsa began her education at Selkirk College, completing two years of university transfer courses. She credits Selkirk with providing her an excellent foundation to pursue further post-secondary studies, finishing her BA in International Relations and Political Science at the University of British Columbia.
After completing her BA, Elsa spent time in West Africa working on issues varying from HIV/AIDS to refugee crises. In 2005, Elsa participated in a work-study project on a joint initiative with the Canadian and US government at NORAD in Colorado Springs. Elsa has a particular interest in international conflict and security and, in 2007, she completed an M.A. in International Peacekeeping and Security at the University of Birmingham. While completing her Master’s degree, Elsa had the opportunity to work in Brussels and participate in debates at NATO about the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. She was an active participant in the Whitehall Dialogues, particularly in post conflict reconstruction initiatives. In 2008 Elsa worked as the Middle Eastern/African/North American Competitions Coordinator for Ashoka’s Changemakers. In 2009, Elsa worked at the United Nations Development Project based in Kigali, Rwanda. She also served as a political/military intern with the Hudson Institute, and in 2010 Elsa went to her father’s alma mater, the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, to complete her LLB. She is very excited to return to the West Kootenays and article at her father’s firm.
Angus Graeme, Ex-Officio Member
Angus Graeme is the President of Selkirk College. He started with the college in 1992 as faculty in the School of Renewable Resources. Since then, he has served in a number of other capacities including department head, school chair, dean and vice president. Angus has a bachelor’s degree in forest resource management from the University of British Columbia, and a master’s degree in leadership from Royal Roads University. He is a Registered Professional Forester in the Province of BC. Angus lives in Nelson with his wife Alison and their three children.
Tiffany Snauwaert, Ex-Officio Member
Tiffany Snauwaert is an instructor in the Business Administration program at Selkirk College, as well as the Program Advisor for the same program. She started her accounting education at Selkirk College by completing the two-year Business Administration – Accounting diploma. She then completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (BC Open University), as well as her Chartered Accountant designation all while working in public practice in the West Kootenay region. Tiffany migrated (back) to Selkirk College in the mid-2000s where she enjoys interacting with the College’s Business Administration learners, as well as participating in various committee work. Tiffany lives in Castlegar with her husband and two small children.
Dr. Jack Colbert