Linda is a retired city councillor working to make the SHS the thread connecting many societies in Steveston. "Living in Steveston is like living in a small town, where people know and help each other. Sometimes we squabble but that's because we care about the people and village we live in."
Joanne joined the SHS to help maintain the small town atmosphere and historical feel of Steveston. She has lived in Richmond for 45 years, her husband grew up in Steveston and Richmond. Her grown children still live in Richmond and are raising their children here.
Gail's father was born in Steveston and lived here until the second World War. Her extended family has been instrumental in building the community into what it is today. As a result, Gail hopes to contribute what she can towards preserving this diverse history for future generations.
Melissa and her family have lived in Richmond since mid 2005. She is an avid volunteer and has served in executive roles with the Vancouver Fraser Lions Club; Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives; Richmond Christmas Fund; the Richmond Sister City Advisory Committee; Steveston Historical Society; and United Social Services Society. She is an experienced independent financial advisor.
Born and raised in Richmond, you might find Nikki riding her bike along the many dyke trails! She worked at Tourism Richmond for ten years as a marketing manager and was also on the Audience Engagement Committee at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Nikki hopes to contribute what she can to raise the profile of SHS, all while keeping the “village vibe” atmosphere strong.
Cheryl notes that Steveston has grown and changed over the 18 years she's lived in the community, and has seen it become a major tourism destination. She has extensive work experience in the tourism industry, both at Pacific Coastal Airlines and Whistler Mountaineer. Also an avid volunteer, she has served at the Steveston Community Society, both on a Program Committee and on the Board of Directors. Cheryl is proud to be part of the Steveston Historical Society who works to promote the past and embrace the future!
Jesse's community involvement has ranged from volunteering at a Battle of the Bands at the Net Shed when he was 13, to the Steveston Salmon Festival, and in local theatre and music. He spent many years as a journalist, covering issues and stories of Richmond. He believes that a community cannot allow itself to forget the people and the events that have made it great.
Erich has lived in Steveston for 14 years and chose it for its proximity to the ocean and rich fishing history. He has two wonderful kids who enjoy the many sights and sounds one experiences here year-round. His experience in not-for-profits and Government brings a unique perspective to the Board. He believes the past is not only essential to individuals who live Steveston, but also because it harbours the beauty of Richmond.