Our talented leadership team:
Nelson is a senior project manager with over 15 years of experience and has a background in freshwater science, a Master’s degree in water governance. He is currently a Doctoral student in water governance and was previously the Executive Director of the Okanagan Partnership – a business led non-profit focused on collaboration and identifying practical solutions to support a globally competitive Okanagan. Nelson is the OBWB’s director of water stewardship and has taught water law at Okanagan College. Nelson is a certified professional, small vessel (less than 5 gross tons) captain, and licensed BC Fishing Guide.
Kimberley brings substantial experience from Transport Canada Marine (2008 – 2011). Since 2011, she has provided strategic policy advice on marine legislation. She also provides marine surveys for boat owners, commercial operators, marine retailers, insurance companies, and financial institutions. She is an expert in safety management systems and policy and procedure recommendations, stability assessments, and small vessel compliance program consultations.
Jon Corbett is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. His research has had significant impact beyond academia. This is best understood through the creation of Geolive. Geolive is a web and mobile-based participatory mapping tool developed under his supervision by a team of programmers at UBC Okanagan. The application allows users to create and share spatial information using a web-based map interface. To date Geolive is being applied to 25 projects from Palawan in the Philippines to local forest fire issues in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. The tool has received substantial media interest and has been featured, among other venues, in the Globe and Mail newspaper, on Global television as well as on CBC radio.
Brian is a marketing, strategic planning and product development professional with nearly 20 years of training and experience. Over the past decade Brian has been a marketing consultant, prior to that he worked in the not-for-profit sector. These experiences have allowed Brian to successfully contribute to the growth of dozens of organizations with progressive and creative marketing strategies. He has held board positions with numerous businesses and non-profit organizations. Currently, Brian leads product development for an early-stage education technology firm.
Innovation doesn’t stop once you have an idea. Innovation is the creation and the delivery of new value. There is also the challenge in getting those ideas to market. Our ideation and commercialization team is responsible for all stages of the innovation process: development, production, training, communication, and marketing.