Board of Directors

Chair:

Jazmyn Douillard
The Realm of Toys

Vice-Chair:

Dana Favel
Remax Williams Lake Realty

Director:

Chief Willie Sellars
Williams Lake Indian Band

Director:

Ryan Brink
IG Wealth Management

Director:

Angela Glover
Williams Lake & District Credit Union

Staff

Executive Director:

Jordan Davis

Jordan has lived in Williams Lake for many years and spent 4 of those years managing various contracts with the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake & District. Most recently Jordan, oversaw a large team at Nenqayni Wellness Centre made up of clinical counselors, daycare staff, an intake coordinator, and more. She has grown to love the Cariboo and the vast recreational resources that it provides for her and her family. From mountain biking, to swimming, paddle boarding (her fave!), hiking, and everything in between, there is no shortage of outdoor fun! 

 

With a background in Sociology from Mount Royal University she is also a Certified Childbirth Educator and Lactation Educator-and has been running her own business serving a variety of clientele in the community for years (in her spare time!). Jordan has years of non-profit experience behind her, with a passion for harm reduction, community collaboration, team-building and designing and implementing new projects with various other non-profits and agencies. 
 
Jordan grew up in the Okanagan Valley, and lived most recently in Calgary and area before moving to Williams Lake. Jordan is inspired by the organization’s Strategic Plan and is passionate about seeing Downtown Williams Lake continue to evolve and develop. She is also excited to further the amazing work that her predecessor Stefanie has put into place. She loves the unique and welcoming stores in our downtown core and sees so much potential for the downtown to become a more lively and bustling business and cultural area. Jordan is looking forward to loads of community collaboration and new partnerships in her time with Downtown Williams Lake. 

Events Coordinator:

Jasmine Alexander

Jasmine provides coordination and support to DWLBIA events, and support in marketing and communications. With a background in community engagement and a degree from NSCAD University in visual arts. Jasmine has found passion and enjoyment in supporting the community of Williams lake since moving to the Cariboo almost 3 years ago. When she’s not working at the BIA, you will find her at the gym, making art, or volunteering with a local youth group.

Business Coordinator:

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”.

Summer Student:

Keziah Froese

Born and raised in Williams Lake, Keziah grew up performing as a musician at numerous events throughout the community. After graduating and taking a gap year, she moved to Victoria, BC to study Music Performance at Camosun College where she will be returning again this fall for her second year. 

This is Keziah’s first year working for the Downtown Williams lake BIA as a student, and she is excited to use her personal skills and artistic talents for promoting her home town. When she’s not at work you’ll find her practicing her music, dancing, making art, and exploring the outdoors!

Partners

Financial Support through Grants & Sponsorships

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