Board of Directors

We would like to acknowledge the time and commitment to downtown that our volunteer board of directors provides. We would not be able to do the work we do without them! 

Our board operates under a governance board model. Our operations are guided and managed by our Executive Director.



Ryan Brink
IG Wealth Management


Jessie Lens
Lush Beauty Boutique


Marcie Shand
Kornak and Hamm’s Pharmacy


Angela Glover
Williams Lake & District Credit Union


Dana Favel
Remax Williams Lake Realty


Jazmyn Douillard
The Realm of Toys


Chief Willie Sellars
Williams Lake First Nation



Acting Executive Director:

Stefanie Hendrickson

Stefanie is thrilled to be back as of December 2020 to provide a transition for Downtown Williams Lake while they look for the right fit for a permanent Executive Director. Stefanie loved her 2 years with Downtown Williams Lake and would have been happy to stay in her role had her family not relocated. She is looking forward to working with the community again from her home office on Vancouver Island. Feel free to get in touch with her at

Events Coordinator:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our events have been put on a temporary suspension. We look forward to hiring an Events Coordinator when things begin to return to ‘normal’. Stay tuned!

Business Coordinator (temporary – grant):

Brent Dafoe

Brent was born and raised in Surrey, BC and always had a passion for Hospitality. With the announcement of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Brent moved up to the small (at the time) farming community, Pemberton. Brent began working for the Whistler-based group, Gibbons Hospitality Gr. “I enjoyed being part of the ramp-up and Olympic celebrations – it’s a memory I will always remember”.  

After almost a decade in Whistler/Pemberton, Brent moved to the Cariboo in January 2017. He had been visiting the area annually over the last decade as his parents had moved to their own slice of paradise on Canim Lake. Brent realized he wanted to be here for more than just a few weeks a year. “I enjoy golfing, exploring the back country trails and tending to the animals on our little hobby farm”.  The potential for growth in the area reminds Brent of the early days of the Sea to Sky growth: the highway expansion, investment in the hospital and airport attracted Brent to again be part of a team that builds to the future and “I feel that starts with Downtown Williams Lake”.


Financial Support through Grants & Sponsorships

We gratefully acknowledge
the financial support of the
Province of British Columbia.