Our organization is built upon the strength and commitment of our directors, staff and Stakeholders.
View the team profiles below to learn more about the people that are working together to showcase British Columbia’s Indigenous tourism opportunities to the world.
Paula Amos is of Hesquiaht and Squamish Nation descent, born and raised in the Nuu-chah-nulth Territory on Vancouver Island. She has worked in several positions with Indigenous Tourism BC for almost 20 years and has been working with Indigenous communities for 25 years, bridging the opportunities between the Indigenous tourism industry and mainstream tourism.Learn More
Henry Tso has more than 15 years of experience in accounting, business planning and financial management and has held senior management positions in business, government, First Nations, and not-for-profit organizations.Learn More
Dana Schoahs was born in Berlin and has called Canada home for over 20 years. Dana has extensive experience in marketing tourism businesses and has worked with many Indigenous communities, hotels, tour operators, and DMOS on tourism initiatives.Learn More
Deanna Wampler is of Haida and European descent and was born and raised in Prince Rupert. Deanna has more than twelve years of wide-ranging experience in the social media field, specifically in building community, strategy development, content creation, marketing, and engagement.Learn More
Todd Liang graduated from University of Saskatchewan. He started his work with Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) in 2018 and supports the organization’s finance activities. Todd is working towards his CPA designation and will continue to work in finance and special projects at ITBC.Learn More
Kerry Redman is a member of the Greater Golden Lake Algonquin community. Kerry has worked for more than 10 years as a writer, consultant, and Indigenous communication specialist, with special interest in sharing stories, language and culture, self-governance, and digital sovereignty.Learn More
Cohen Bradley is from the Kayahl ‘Laanas clan of the Haida Nation and holds the name Taaydal, which translates to coming in big. With more than 15 years of experience in the Indigenous tourism industry, Cohen has worked for Haida Gwaii-based Indigenous tourism businesses, Parks Canada, and Indigenous Tourism BC.Learn More
Gail Joe is a member of the Lower Nicola Indian Band, Nlaka'pamux Nation. With more than 30 years of experience in Indigenous economic development, Gail worked with all Nations Trust Company for over 21 years providing business loans to Indigenous businesses throughout BC.Learn More
Erica Louie is Sto:lo and Wet’suwet’en and sits with the Gitdumden (Bear) Clan in the Cas Yex (Grizzly) House within the Wet’suwet’en clan system. Born and raised in Hazelton, BC, Erica respects Indigenous languages, cultures, and traditional governance systems.Learn More
Tsunaxen, Willie Lewis, a member of Squamish First Nation, is a cultural performer who shares his extensive knowledge of Squamish Cultures and Traditions as part of Spakwus Slolem (The Eagle Dancers).Learn More
Sandy Hoang is originally from Toronto–home of the Huron-Wendat, Petun, Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations. Sandy respects Indigenous knowledge, teachings, cultures, and values and is deeply committed to the practice of reciprocity and participation in reconciliation within the tourism industry.Learn More
As Indigenous Destination Stewardship Specialist at ITBC, Sandy supports special projects and oversees partnership initiatives between Destination Vancouver and Indigenous Tourism British Columbia.
Sandy holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, with a minor in geography and tourism (University of Waterloo) and a Master of Business Administration specializing in hospitality and tourism management (University of Guelph). She also holds a 4 Seasons of Reconciliation Course Certificate from the First Nations University of Canada. Sandy began her career supporting the environmental sustainability goals of governments, consultancies, and non-profit organizations, including the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. She collaborated with diverse stakeholders across Canada and internationally to amplify the impact of philanthropy on Indigenous, urban, and rural communities. Sandy oversaw grants administration for funders in support of Indigenous Guardian Programs, Indigenous-led conservation, and protection of the Great Bear Rainforest as well as capacity building for Indigenous leaders championing solar energy projects.
Angela is a member of the Dakelh community of Saik'uz First Nation, and was raised in Dawson Creek, BC. Her professional background includes experience in event management, finance, and tourism. Angela is passionate about Indigenous tourism and highlighting the beauty of Indigenous landscapes and cultures in the province of BC.Learn More
Jamie worked for a wealth management company for two decades before entering the tourism industry in 2020. A graduate of the Tourism and Professional Development program at Okanagan College, Jamie joined the ITBC team in early 2021, contributing to the team as Indigenous Coordinator, Training and Development, and as Indigenous Tourism Resiliency Program Advisor.Learn More
Shawna Gosnell is a member of the Nisga’a Nation from the community of Gitlaxt'aamiks, BC. She moved to Vancouver in 2012 to pursue her education and attended Native Education College to study Tourism Operations. After receiving her diploma, she transferred to Capilano University where she earned her Degree in Tourism Management in 2018.Learn More
Cheryl is a member of the Xatśūll First Nation with over 30 years of experience working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, communities, businesses, and all levels of government. Cheryl excels at capacity building, sustainable community development, and building mutually beneficial relationships.Learn More
Megan is a member of the Heiltsuk Nation and lives in her hometown of Bella Bella, BC, where she was born and raised. From a young age she spent considerable time with her family out on the ocean learning her ancestral territory. Megan completed an Indigenous Tourism program through Vancouver Island University (VIU), as well as the Aboriginal Management Program through UBC Sauder School of Business.Learn More
Carmalita is the first granddaughter of Percy Minnabarriet of Pokheitsk / Spatsum / Cook's Ferry and Marie Pierro of Bonaparte. Her expertise in First Nations Economic Development spans twelve years, with detail in small business creation, expansion, partnerships and succession planning, including small business credit and portfolio management.Learn More
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