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List Of Candidates for BC Hockey Board of Directors

Nominating Committee Endorsed Candidates

Mark Burgin


Occupation: Southwire Solutions Specialist, Western Canada

Place of Residence: Surrey, B.C.

Education and Certifications:

  • Business Administration and Management (University of Manitoba)

Board Experience: Mark Burgin was the Director of Communications with Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association. 

Additional Skills and Information: Burgin was recently selected to BC Hockey’s new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) workgroup. He oversaw the 2019 BC Hockey U13 Provincial Championships as the tournament Chair. He is the Founder & Director of the Diversity Athletics Society, which focuses on supporting young athletes’ needs and helps provide continued athletic opportunities through support, mentorship and resources to youth facing social, cultural, economic or other barriers.

Haleigh Callison


Occupation: Lumber Trader

Place of Residence: Vancouver, B.C.

Education and Certifications:

  • Master of Business Admin (Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management & Queens Smith School of Business)
  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics (University of British Columbia)

Board Experience: Haleigh Callison is nearing the completion of her first term on the BC Hockey Board of Directors.

Additional Skills and Information: Callison is a status member of the Hwlitsum First Nation and is passionate about making the world, and the sport of hockey, a safe place for everyone. Callison recently completed a Dual Executive MBA through Cornell University & Queens University. Callison has a strong hockey background, playing her minor hockey in Smithers, B.C., before playing for the University of British Columbia as well as professionally around the world.

Kevin Creery


Occupation: Planning Analyst

Place of Residence: Whistler, B.C.

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Geography and Environmental Studies (University of Victoria)
  • Advanced Diploma in Renewable Resource Management (British Coumbia Institute of Technology)

Board Experience: Kevin Creery has 14 years of volunteer board experience with organizations such as the Whistler Community Foundation, Whistler Minor Hockey Association, and Whistler Youth Soccer Club. 

Additional Skills and Information: Along with his previous Board experience, Creery has worked with local government since 2004, gaining financial acumen and political sense. He also has decision making skills through his work in Protective Services and Bylaw Enforcement.

Jaci Edgeworth


Occupation: Chief People Officer 

Place of Residence: North Vancouver, B.C. 

Education and Certifications:

  • Master’s degree - Human Resources & Organizational Development (University of Minnesota)
  • Master’s degree - Adult Education (University of Minnesota)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Communications (University of Minnesota) 

Board Experience: Jaci Edgeworth has Board experience through her time with ViaSport (2013-2019), Family Services of the North Shore (2015-Present), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (2021-Present), One Girl Can (2015-2016) and Special Olympics Canada (2011-2014).

Additional Skills and Information: Edgeworth has over 20 years of experience in strategic Human Resources and Operations in the public and private sector. She has been the Chief People Officer at ICBC since 2021.

James Fonnyadt


Occupation: Film & TV Sound Supervisor

Place of Residence: Maple Ridge, B.C.

Education and Certifications:

  • Master's Degree in Recording Arts Technology/Technician (Columbia Academy of Recording Arts & Science

Board Experience: Over the last 10 years, James Fonnyadt has worked in various management and governance roles within Pacific Coast Minor Hockey Association and Hockey Calgary.

Additional Skills and Information: Fonnyadt has administrative, management and technological skills. He has a gained a good overview of the various stages of level-specific player development, both as an individual and as a team player through his previous experiences.

Brad Klock


Occupation: CEO / Entrepreneur

Place of Residence: Kamloops, B.C. 

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (University of British Columbia & Vancouver Island University; incomplete degree)
  • High School Diploma (Alberni District Secondary School)

Board Experience: Brad Klock is a Director/Board Member with the British Columbia Wildlife Federation. 

Additional Skills and Information: Klock is the CEO and Partner of BioNorth Solutions, a federally registered Ontario based Biotech company. He has developed and launched over 50 regulated “retail” medical/surgical facilities, internationally. Klock is a product of BC Hockey with deep hockey roots. He played his junior hockey in B.C. and was a Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (now USports) student-athlete with the UBC Thunderbirds (1983-87). Brad then went on to play hockey professionally. Brad coached the North Shore Winter Club Midget AAA program and the Vancouver North West Giants. He was an on-ice instructor and evaluator for the BC Best Ever program, UBC hockey schools and International Ice Hockey Systems Inc.. Brad has also been a mentor in the UBC Player Mentorship Program for many years.

Scott Millard


Occupation: Financial Advisor 

Place of Residence: Kelowna, B.C.

Education and Certifications:

  • Certified Financial Planner (FP Canada)
  • Registered Retirement Consultant (CIFP)

Board Experience: Scott Millard has served on numerous non-profit boards in the past, including being a part of the Kelowna Minor Hockey Association Board from 2017-2019.

Additional Skills and Information: Millard is a Certified Financial Planner and has experience in operations, helping business owners expand their business while providing succession planning. He has two sons involved in minor hockey in the province.

Jamey Paterson


Occupation: Manufactures Agent

Place of Residence: Langley, B.C. 

Board Experience: Jamey Paterson is nearing the completion of a six-year term as Chair of the BC Games Society. Jamey has also been on multiple community boards and committees in Langley.

Additional Skills and Information: Paterson has been a business owner for 44 years and has served in the community for over 40 years. Paterson has two grandsons playing hockey in the Fraser Valley and would like to be elected to the BC Hockey Board of Directors to continue to give back and serve the community.

Amer Sidhu


Occupation: VP of Product, Peoples Trust Company

Place of Residence: Surrey, B.C.

Education and Certifications:

  • Master of Business Administration, Management of Technology (Simon Fraser University)
  • Bachelor of Technology Computer Systems (British Columbia Institute of Technology)

Board Experience: No previous board experience listed. 

Additional Skills and Information: Amer Sidhu has compiled decades of experience working with and delivering technology products and has significant experience leading technology and engineering groups. Sidhu has also gained experience in the sporting sector, coaching youth soccer.


Rupa Sohal


Education and Certifications:

  • Doctorate of Medicine (University of British Columbia)

Board Experience

  • President – Burnaby French Language Program (2020 – 2022)

  • Treasurer – Burnaby French Language Program (2019 – 2020)

  • Treasurer – Pré-maternelle Pomme d’Api (2019 – 2020)

  • Registrar – Burnaby French Language Program (2018)

Additional Skills and Information

  • Financial: Accounting, bookkeeping and payroll

  • Administrative: Human resources and regulatory bodies

  • Board: Governance and policy development

Matt Stewart


Occupation: Lead IDEA Facilitator 

Place of Residence: West Kelowna, B.C.

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics & Clinical Behavioural Science (McMaster University)

Board Experience: Matt Stewart was the Former Executive Director of the Okanagan Society of Independent Filmmaking.

Additional Skills and Information: Stewart led the venue specific and job specific training team for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and was responsible for the development, on-boarding, and training of a 50,000 plus-person workforce. He is also the Chief Operating Officer for a National Non-Profit Organization providing poverty relief.

BC Hockey Member Endorsed Candidates

Bryan Ford (Greater Vernon MHA)


Occupation: General Sales Manager, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group

Place of Residence: Coldstream, B.C.

Education and Certifications:

  • Certificate in Business Administration (Lakeland College Canada)
  • Broadcast TV and Radio Certificate (Western Academy Broadcast College)

Board Experience: Bryan Ford is the 1st Vice President of Greater Vernon Minor Hockey Association, along with previously being on the Board of Vernon and District Land Trust (2020-2022).

Additional Skills and Information: Ford is the General Sales Manager and former Senior Sales Executive with over 12 years of consultative sales experience and a proven history of driving significant revenue growth in highly competitive markets.