NANCY SMALL, Chair

Nancy Small has been the CEO of Tourism Richmond since 2018. She specializes in strategic planning, destination management, stakeholder development, and marketing strategy.

Nancy is the current chair of the BC Destination Marketing Association, leading the organization’s advocacy efforts during its most difficult time – the global pandemic.

She is also a member of the executive team of the Canadian Destinations Leadership Council (CDLC), a director on the board of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, a member of the BC Tourism Roundtable, a member of the Tourism Emergency Management Committee, a member of the fundraising group for the Richmond Cares Richmond Gives Foundation “Not So Silent Night” event, a part of the External Review Panel for BCIT’s marketing program, and a former chair of the KPU President’s Advisory Council for its Richmond Campus.

She also has been a board member of several organizations including the BC American Marketing Association and the Burnaby Board of Trade.

Passionate about all things Richmond, Nancy loves its diversity of food, the biking trails, the culture, and the shopping.

COLIN CARSON, Vice-Chair

Colin Carson is the Chief Executive Officer for Tourism Prince George. Colin was born and raised in Prince George and has been working for Tourism PG for the last 6 years, moving into the CEO role in July of 2021. Colin is passionate about all things Prince George and Northern BC and is proud to call the area home. In his spare time, Colin enjoys the outdoor activities of the region and remains involved in Prince George’s sport and recreation community while spending as much time as possible with his wife and two young children.

BLAIN SEPOS, Past-Chair

Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism

Blain Sepos is the Executive Director of Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism.  Blain has nearly 30 years experience working in BC and AB’s tourism industry and is a founding member of BCDMOA. Blain is a former member of Destination BC’s Marketing Committee and sat on the Leveraging & Cost Sharing Sub-Committee that led into today’s cooperative marketing program.

In his spare time, Blain is an award-winning homebrewer and has rediscovered mountain biking after a long hiatus.

LIZ SMAHA, Treasurer

Kermodei Tourism

Board Members

ALLISON COLTHORP

Allison Colthorp is the Executive Director of Tourism Ch’illiwack, leading her team in the implementation of destination management and reconciliation plans.   This includes operating Chilliwack Heritage Park, the Visitor Centre, the Chilliwack Merch Shop, and the Flag Shop.  She has over 25 years of experience working within the tourism industry with a strong focus on forming partnerships with all levels of government and stakeholders to ensure initiatives are inclusive.

Allison sits on the Board for Stó:lō Community Futures, an organization that provides support to Indigenous businesses and fosters entrepreneurial growth.

In her spare time, you can regularly find her in her backyard BBQing! She also has a deep passion for animals, and to date, she has rescued 2 seagulls, 16 ducks, 5 dogs, 2 raccoons, 1 deer, 2 quails, and numerous ants.

KELLEY GLAZER

Kelley has held the position of Executive Director for Destination Osoyoos since 2016. She also holds positions with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) Board and sits on their Finance and Governance committees.

Kelley obtained her master’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads 2016 and has achieved certification in Hotel Analytics (CHA) thru AHLA in 2020.

Previous positions held in the tourism industry over the last 35years include; Director of Sales and Marketing for Holiday Inns, Ramada Hotels and Delta Hotels. VP of Marketing for Blackball Ferry Line and Executive Director Northern Saskatchewan Regional Tourism Association.

She is honored to have held many volunteer and paid board positions such as Tourism BC, BC Ferries, Northern Economic Development, Northern BC Tourism Assoc., Tourism Victoria, Tourism Vancouver Island and Osoyoos Airport Development Steering Committee to name a few.

CARLY PEREBOOM

As the Executive Director at Tourism Nanaimo, Carly is at the helm of shaping and executing the tourism strategy for the city, leveraging her background in market communication and operations management. In her current role, she spearheads initiatives that enhance visitor experiences and promote the city’s unique attractions. Prior to her current position, Carly held the role of Executive Director at Destination Campbell River.

Carly holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in General Management and actively participates in various steering committees and initiatives, including economic development, tourism advisory, and brand alignment projects.

CHRIS PETERS

Chris Peters is the Executive Director at Tourism Burnaby, where he leads a team responsible for facilitating activity in direct sales and marketing efforts and community partnerships. He has more than 20 years of tourism sales and marketing expertise including positions with; hotels, timeshares, online media, and destination marketing organizations.

In addition to his current role on the board of the BCDMOA, Chris also serves as a Director for Meeting Planners International (MPI) where he strives to align the work of destinations and the meeting industry across the province.

When not pursuing his passion for showcasing western Canada to a global audience, Chris enjoys creating unPinterest-worthy woodwork projects and slowly euthanizing the plants in his garden.

MEGHAN TABOR

Meghan Tabor is the Marketing & Destination Director at Tourism Revelstoke. She has been living in Revelstoke for 14 years, and while wildland firefighting and powder snow brought her to the interior of BC, she has been working with Tourism Revelstoke for the last 12 years.

In her spare time, Meghan enjoys all things deep in the backcountry of the mountains. In the winter you’ll find her on her skis (or snowmobile) and in the summer on her mountain bike.

LESLEY WEEKS

Tourism Squamish