BOARD MEMBERS

Dan George is the current Chair of the First Nations LNG Alliance, and Chief of the Burns Lake Band (Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation) located in Northern B.C. Chief George served as a councillor for four years before becoming Chief in 2014, and recently has been re-elected for another four year-term.

Prior to being elected by his band, Chief George worked in many resource development sectors including oil, gas and forestry. He was also a building inspector, inspecting over 2500 homes throughout B.C. during his career.

He has also been a volunteer fireman for 16 years, and sits on a number of other boards and committees such as the First Nations Limited Partnership, Carrier Sekani Tribal Council and the Chiefs Committee on Housing and Infrastructure.

Crystal Smith 

Acting Chief Councillor : Haisla Nation

Crystal Smith is the Acting Chief Councillor for the Haisla Nation located on the Northern coast of B.C. She was appointed by Chief and Council in the fall of 2016. Crystal attended Northwest Community College and has a background in administration.

Over the years she has taken on various roles in the Haisla community including Chair of the Haisla Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Stakeholder Relations Committee. Crystal is working within the Haisla Nation to support the membership and to create opportunities for industry and business to invest in Haisla territory.

Joseph Bevan 

Chief Councillor : Kitselas First Nation

Joseph Bevan is Chief of the Kitselas First Nation located in Northern B.C. After several years as a Councillor with the Kitselas First Nation he was first elected as Chief in 2013 and was re-elected in June 2015.

Chief Bevan has extensive experience in the financial and accounting sector and he has worked for over twenty years with the private sector, government and non-government organisations. He is actively working to bring economic opportunities to Kitselas while at the same time maintaining a respect for the environment.

Erwin Tom

Erwin Tom is a Councillor for the Wet’suwet’en First Nation located in Northern B.C. Prior to role with the nation, he was a professional welder. Erwin’s experience includes working on natural gas pipelines in Cold Lake Alberta, in Edmonton, and all across Northern B.C.

Erwin also sits on the BOD for Carrier Sekani Family Services, the Upper Fraser Fishing Alliance, and the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation.

Adele Gooding

GM : Skin Tyee Nation

Adele Gooding, General Manager of Skin Tyee Nation located in Northern B.C., was born and raised in Burns Lake. Formerly, she worked as an employment and training network coordinator for Skin Tyee Nation and, prior to that, in Adult Education for many years.

In addition to Ms. Gooding’s work with the First Nations LNG Alliance, she is also a School Trustee for SD91, Chair of the Lakes District Aboriginal Training to Employment Society, board member of the Chinook Community Forest and Pacific Trail Pipelines Aboriginal Skills Employment Partnership.