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Peter Scherle

Peter Scherle has 30 years of experience in locally-minded business and has worked in retail, hospitality and real estate development.

Robin Middleton

Robin is an Associate with Crowe MacKay LLP’s head office in Kelowna and has extensive expereince in the credit union and banking industries.


Wayne Becker

Wayne Becker has lived in Kamloops for the past 42 years.  His community involvement includes Rotary (past president 1990), Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and Caribou College Foundation (now Thompson Rivers University).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Peter Podovinikoff

Peter Podovinikoff is one of the founders of the First West Foundation. He is a Certified General Accountant (CGA) and retired from the executive team of Envision Financial in 2004. For his extensive community work, Mr. Podovinikoff was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

Jeff Dyck

Born and raised in Abbotsford, Jeff lives with his wife and three children in Yarrow and has been a credit union member for more than 30 years.

Cathy McIntyre

Cathy is a senior executive with over 30 years of business and board experience.  Known for corporate strategy, all aspects of marketing, branding, communications, consumer research and stakeholder engagement, Cathy began her career as a marketing and communications professional in a number of multi-national corporations.

Richard Hill

As president and owner of Yellow Point Lodge Ltd., Richard has many years of experience in the hospitality industry. Richard is a strong community supporter and is the founder of the ongoing “Kick One In” program that helps Vancouver Island food banks feed families. 

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The Foundation was created on the vision of helping create vibrant and healthy communities. By working in partnership with local organizations, the Foundation seeks to actively contribute to meaningful projects that make a positive and lasting impact upon community life.