General Contact Information

Executive Members and Coordinators

The ACCVI section executive has the responsibility for coordinating and promoting all the activities of the club. This includes section membership, scheduled activities and events, finances, and communication with the national club. The executive is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting held in January.

Executive meetings take place approximately every six weeks at the home of one of the members or with an online Zoom meeting. Minutes of executive meetings are posted after each meeting.

ACC Coordinators are not part of the executive but assist with programs, committees and take on other important leadership roles within the club.

The ACCVI Executive:


David Lemon

Past Chair

Catrin Brown


David Suttill


Garth Stewart

National Representative

Christine Fordham

Access and Environment

Barb Baker

Banff Mountain Film Festival (BMFF) Coordinator

Laura Darling


Martin Hofmann

More about Hišimy̓awiƛ here.

Island Bushwhacker Annual

Janelle Curtis


Karun Thanjuvar
If you’re a trip leader who wants to put a trip on the schedule, email Karun at


Josh Slatkoff
If you’re a trip leader who wants to check if the people coming on your trips are members, email Josh at

Island Bushwhacker Newsletter

Janelle Curtis

High Points Coordinator



Deniz Aydin

Library and Archives

Tom Hall

Summer Camp

Liz Williams


Mike Hubbard

Kids and Youth Programs

Derek Sou (stepping down in 2023)

Executive Members at Large

Deniz Aydin, Emily Port, Gordon Kyle

ACC Coordinators:

Leadership Points

KT Shum

Equipment Rentals

If you live on the south island:

Erich Schellhammer

If you live on the north island:

Valerie Wootton and Lindsay Elms (Courtenay)

Equipment, North Island

Lindsay Elms and Val Wootton


Jane Maduke
Evan Devault

Evening Events and Slideshows

Neil Ernst (Technology)
Su Castle (Hospitality)
Gordon Kyle (MC)

Comox Lake Gate Key Custodian

Valerie Wootton

Ash Valley Gate Key Custodian

Barb Baker


Colleen Kasting (Treasurer)
Gary Croome (Access)
Keith Battersby (Committee Member)
Peter Gilbert (Committee Member)
Chris Ruttan (Construction)

Memorial Fund

Geoff Bennett

First Nations Liaison

Geoff Bennett

Archives and History

Lindsay Elms

Trailrider Program Coordinator