Jamie graduated from Guelph University in Ontario with an Honours Degree in Psychology before moving to Fraser Lake in 1975 to work at Endako Mines. He attended UBC in 1978-1979 to earn his Teaching Certification but took an opportunity to pursue an Electrical Apprenticeship at the mine after completing it. When Endako Mines closed in 1982 due to market conditions took a job at Fraser Lake Elementary School in 1983 where he remained for the next 30 years. He spent the majority of that time as a Counsellor with a number of years split with a School District Counselling position. During these years he completed his Master's Degree in Curriculum and Administration from Gonzaga University in Spokane. He spent the last 10 years being the Career Coordinator at FLESS along with his counselling position.
He has a love of coaching and coached at least one team, sometimes as many as three, every year at FLESS. A major part of that commitment was driving the school activity bus throughout the Province in all seasons. Jamie guesstimates he drove over 250,000 km and spent at least 300 weekends during his 30 year career. His efforts with youth and many other volunteer activities in the school and community resulted in his selection as Fraser Lake's Volunteer of the Year in 2008.
Jamie also has a passion for music and has played in local bands and coffee houses since his teen years. He looks forward to his time on NKDF and hopes to be part of many substantial projects during his time as Director.
The Nechako Kitamaat Development Fund Society came to our aid and assisted us with the cost of installing a fire suppression sprinkler system in one of our seniors’ housing complexes in Burns Lake. The funds...