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On The Brink

On The Brink

By John Brink

John A. Brink is a self-made entrepreneur who seeks out experts from all walks of life to learn and share their stories.
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Episode 73: Doug Bell
Episode 73: Doug Bell
Doug Bell is the President and CEO of Northern Lights Estate Winery (Canada’s largest fruit winery) and chair of the Family Fast Group of Companies.   Doug has been a part of Prince George since 1988, and to say he is invested in his community is an understatement. This young difference maker is committed to excellence in the city and is involved in a substantial amount of events, causes and activities that drive Prince George Forward.   Doug has volunteered his time for a variety of committees at the University of Northern British Columbia, coached local high school sports teams, and was a driving force behind the creation of Prince George’s annual Climb for Cancer.   Doug previously served on the Board of Directors for Initiatives Prince George, before joining Tourism Prince George to serve on their Board of Directors.    Learn more about Doug and Northern Lights Estate Winery at www.northernlightswinery.ca    To listen to the full podcast on Spotify, please visit: https://bit.ly/JohnBrinkSpotify
01:05:32
December 01, 2022
Episode 72: Jim Girvan
Episode 72: Jim Girvan
Jim Girvan is a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) who has dedicated over four decades of his life to the British Columbia forest industry.  Jim's name is synonymous across North America in respect to fibre supply forecasting and the varied lobby efforts on the part of independent timber harvesting contractors, consultants, forest licensees, and investors. Residing in Ladysmith. BC, Jim is a recipient of the Distinguished Forest Professional Award from the Association of BC Forest Professionals. He has previously served as Executive Director of the Truck Loggers Association of BC, and has advocated for the forest industry through various articles and speaking engagements.   Girvan earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is the author of the book '𝑰𝒇 𝑰 𝑯𝒂𝒅 𝑶𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝑲𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒏,' which is available online at https://bit.ly/JimGirvanBook.   Completing his MBA led Jim into boardrooms in the corporate world where he worked as a commercial lender at one of Canada’s big banks, a wood supply analyst at a major pulp and paper company, and a lobbyist with a major logging association before returning to consulting work for the balance of his career.   In his spare time, Girvan served on numerous committees and councils related to safety, stumpage and forestry education.  Girvan now works independently as an industry consultant, and is looking to retire soon. He looks forward to enjoying his time on his property raising dogs with his wife, Tracey.
01:35:56
November 30, 2022
Episode 71: Chris Hartmann
Episode 71: Chris Hartmann
As a professional disc golf competitor, Chris Hartmann is one of the top 25 rated players in Canada and has played well over 100 courses in Canada, the United States, and Europe.   Chris was a member of Team Canada who won gold at the WFDF World Team Disc Golf Championships in 2017 in England.  He again represented Canada at the event in Estonia in 2019, and in Croatia in 2022 where the team secured the bronze medal.     Chris is sponsored by Innova Disc Golf and represents AceRunners and Ready Disc Golf. He has competed in over 90 Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned events, including numerous World Championships and U.S. National Tour events.      As top Canadian at the Canadian Championships in 2018 at Hillcrest Farm in PEI, he qualified for, and subsequently competed in the United States Disc Golf Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina.   Chris has a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Western Washington University.  He has held coaching certification in four different sports and is currently the head coach of Canada’s first collegiate disc golf program at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C.  He has a passion for course design and bringing disc golf into mainstream recreational programming.    Chris is excited about the opportunity to bring this emerging sport to Trinity Western University Athletics and to help grow the sport in colleges and universities across Canada.  He is also pleased that young disc golfers will have an opportunity to incorporate their sport into their university experience and benefit from The Complete Champion Approach™.        Chris is one of two partners in INdesign Disc Golf, a company passionate about designing, and consulting on, new disc golf courses. He is Director with the society that built and now maintains Raptors Knoll DIsc Golf Park in Langley.    Chris and his wife, Donna, reside in White Rock, British Columbia.   Learn more at https://www.indesigndiscgolf.ca/
56:00
November 29, 2022
Episode 70: Vova Pluzhnikov
Episode 70: Vova Pluzhnikov
Vova Pluzhnikov is a Ukrainian citizen who moved to Prince George in 2016 to play basketball for the UNBC Timberwolves.   On March 8, 2022, Vova organized the highly successful RUN FOR UKRAINE fundraiser.  This event brought the community of Prince George together to run 44 Kilometres as a tribute to the 44 Million Ukrainian citizens facing war and times of uncertainty. The event raised more than $76,500 for the Red Cross relief mission, helping an estimated 10 million Ukrainians displaced by the war.  Prior to coming to Canada, Vova played professional basketball in the Ukraine and studied at Kharkiv University. Vova graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and currently works in the finance industry with the Royal Bank of Canada.    If you would like to support Vova's fundraising efforts for Ukraine, please visit https://bit.ly/SupportVova
01:02:51
November 24, 2022
Episode 69: Sheldon Clare
Episode 69: Sheldon Clare
Sheldon Clare holds a Master of Arts degree in military history from Norwich University at Northfield, Vermont, and a Bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.  He teaches history and English at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, BC.   Sheldon is active in the Prince George community and has served two terms as the president of the local Royal Canadian Legion.  He spent time as a reserve officer teaching cadets and also qualified as a military parachutist and is a recipient of the Special Service Medal with NATO bar and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.     Sheldon is an active mountaineer and is a past three term chair of the Prince George Section of the Alpine Club of Canada.  He was a volunteer for the Canada Winter Games and Race Director for the Northern Hardware Prince George Centennial Canoe Race.    Sheldon was elected President of Canada’s National Firearms Association in June 2010.  Prior to that he served as BC Branch President of the National Firearms Association for 11 years, and was a director and area representative of the NFA for several years before that.  Sheldon is also past president of the Prince George Rod and Gun Club.      Sheldon resides with his family in Prince George, BC and continues to play an instrumental role in the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11th. If you would like to support the Prince George Legion, please visit https://legion43pg.ca/
01:05:19
November 09, 2022
Episode 68: Jana Phillips
Episode 68: Jana Phillips
Jana Phillips is a Prince George difference maker who has been involved in a variety of community-enriching endeavours throughout the decades, including: 1) Movie Producer and Casting Director. 2) Lead Organizer of the annual Mr. PG Pageant. 3)  Owner of Jana Phillips Agency. 4) Executive Director of Mardi Gras Snow Daze. 5) Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society Retail Stores Manager. Jana is married to her husband Alan and they have four kids. This year, Jana will be performing in Boogie With The Stars with her daughter on New Year’s Eve. Jana recently took on a new managerial position with Prince George Hospice, leading their two retail stores in the community. Just in time for the holiday season! Jana is a prolific fundraiser for numerous charity events throughout the region. More recently, Jana finished FIRST PLACE (tied with Jason Keller) in the 2022 Prince George Hospice Dream Home celebrity ticket-selling fundraiser in the Nechako View Subdivision this past August. Podcast link: https://bit.ly/JanaPhillipsPodcast
01:01:31
November 04, 2022
Episode 67: Pat Bell
Episode 67: Pat Bell
Pat Bell is an entrepreneur located in Prince George and former British Columbia Cabinet Minister, who served three terms in the BC Legislature and held a number of high profile positions with the Provincial Government.   This included Minister of State for Mining, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, Minister of Forests and Range, and Minister of Agriculture. During Pat's influential time in politics, he also helped produce a 32-page document with the BC Liberals titled "Generating More Value from Our Forests: A Vision and Action Plan for Further Manufacturing."    A link to this 32-page document, which is discussed during this podcast episode, can be found here:  http://johnabrink.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/generating_more_value_from_our_forests.pdf   Entrepreneurially, Pat has been a Development Partner with Northern Lights Estate Winery since 2014 and a franchisee  for Wendy’s Restaurant in Prince George since 1988. Recently, Pat and his team received approval to open up their third Wendy's in Williams Lake, B.C.   Throughout the years, Pat has owned a variety of businesses in British Columbia, ranging from logging and trucking to hospitality and, of course, the British Columbia's most northerly winery. In addition, Pat is the former Executive Vice President of Conifex Timber Inc.
01:16:10
November 02, 2022
Episode 66: Rob Schuetz
Episode 66: Rob Schuetz
Rob Schuetz is the President of Industrial Forestry Service (IFS), which is one of the largest natural resource consulting firms operating in British Columbia for the forestry, bioenergy, oil & gas, and mining sectors. Rob is past-president of the Society of Consulting Foresters of British Columbia. He specializes in the analysis of fibre supplies throughout BC and Alberta and has spent over 25 years consulting to the natural resource industries.    In this regard he has undertaken due-diligence assessments of biomass fuel plans in support of over 50 proposed bioenergy projects; log supplies in support of sawmill acquisitions, economic assessments of the impact of a mountain pine beetle epidemic on timber supplies across Canada; delivered log cost optimization analysis to multiple delivery points and sawmill operating rate forecasts.    Rob graduated with a B.Sc. in Forestry from the University of Toronto in 1987.  Learn more at www.industrialforestry.ca
59:57
October 26, 2022
Episode 65: Catherine Hansen
Episode 65: Catherine Hansen
Catherine Hansen-McCarthy has one of the most recognizable faces – and voices – in Northern British Columbia, who is currently the Executive Producer of CBC Daybreak North.    In addition to being a longtime Prince George resident and community champion, Catherine is also a national award-winning broadcaster with more than two decades of experience working in journalism.   Catherine is a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast Journalism program. She has had stints at CKWL in Williams Lake, and CJCI (now Vista radio) in Prince George before moving to CKPG, where she worked for 18+ years.  At CKPG (Pattison Media), Catherine has held every job in the newsroom from reporter to anchor to producer, leading and sharing her knowledge with others.  While not at work, she is a voice, dance and speech arts coach, adjudicator and performer, with a diploma from the Music Theatre program at Sheridan College.  Catherine is an avid volunteer in the community of Prince George and lead singer of the popular band PINK CHAMPANGE. She enjoys cycling, running and hiking (especially Mount Pope).   Learn more about Catherine and CBC Daybreak North by visiting https://bit.ly/DayBreakNorth   Follow Catherine on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cathhansen
01:01:18
October 25, 2022
Episode 64: Kyla Wilhelmsen
Episode 64: Kyla Wilhelmsen
Kyla Wilhelmsen was a participant in the City of Prince George's Titans’ Den competition back in November 2021. Kyla pitched a business idea, which was the only one that received full support from every single Titan, including John Brink. Kyla’s business idea turned into the storefront launch of Homespun Refillery, which celebrated its grand opening in April 2022 on 4th and Dominion in downtown Prince George.   Founded in 2020 as a small home-based business, Homespun Refillery is a one-stop local option for sustainable and clean-living essentials for northerners who want a convenient, low waste alternative to big box shopping, so they can live cleaner and healthier, while reducing plastic waste.    Kyla started Homespun Refillery out of a desire to help the environment by reducing the use of common plastic packing waste and single use containers. Recycling is an option in Prince George and other communities in central and northern BC, but she wanted to do more, so she started selling eco-friendly products packaged in mason jars online.    Kyla purposefully chose her storefront because she wants to be part of bringing people to the downtown as she believes it’s important to keep the downtown thriving because it’s the core of the city. So she found the perfect location next to other small, locally owned and operated businesses and got to work transitioning her business from home-based to a brick-and-mortar location.   Homespun Refillery has received overwhelming support from the community since beginning operations online and following the opening of its doors at its new permanent location. Kyla had no idea she would meet so many like-minded people in Prince George who want to make changes to their consumption habits, reduce their waste and use more eco-friendly products at home.    Now that she has a brick-and-mortar location in the downtown, Kyla is able to foster more partnerships and support local makers. She sells a variety of locally made products in her store that complement her offerings.  Homespun Refillery recently won a PG Chamber Business Excellence Award for the category of ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARD.  Kyla has past experience in banking, spending 11 years with Integris Credit Union, and also specializes in meditation and mindfulness facilitation.    Learn more about Homespun Refillery at www.homespunrefillery.com  Or follow Kyla and her small business on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/homespun.refillery (@homespun.refillery)
52:48
October 20, 2022
Episode 63: Christine Midgley
Episode 63: Christine Midgley
Christine Midgley moved to Prince George from Brantford, Ontario in 2020.  Since her arrival to Prince George, Christine helped create and produce one of the most successful television segments in Northern BC history with the launch of CKPG Today, a daily lifestyle television program.   CKPG Today is a weekday community and lifestyles show that is all about Northern BC, showcasing the outdoors, food, fashion, adventure, fitness and all the fun things to do in and around the community.    Christine recently joined the marketing and communications team at the College of New Caledonia. She also played an instrumental role in the inaugural season of the PG Kodiaks Football Club as their official emcee for home games at Masich Place Stadium.    Christine has a passion for performing arts, aquatics, skiing, planets, animal welfare and has been in two movies over the past three years:  Big Food Bucket List (2019) and A Great North Christmas (2021).   Follow Christine's journey on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/christinemidgley  (@christinemidgley)
53:03
October 19, 2022
Episode 62: Roy Stewart
Episode 62: Roy Stewart
Roy Stewart, Q.C. practices law in Prince George and first became involved in public life by being elected as a School Board Trustee in 1981 and remained on that board until 1988.  He was chair of the board from 1984.  At the same time, he was the Canadian Bar Cariboo Representative on the Provincial Counsel from 1981 to 1987.   In 1988 Roy Stewart joined the Interior University Society as a director and became president of that ground-breaking society in 1989.  He guided the Society until the University of Northern British Columbia was officially created by Act of the Legislature in 1992. The Provincial Government appointed him as the first president of the UNBC Foundation in 1992 for a three-year term.  In 1998 Roy Stewart led a group of lawyers in their quest to have the new Court House developed in Prince George.  It is a solid development in the Downtown area. In private practice, Roy Stewart was the solicitor for the City of Prince George for 20 years, until 2001.  In that role, he advised the City of Prince George on all matters. In addition, he acted as solicitor for the Regional District of Fraser Fort George, the District of Mackenzie, and other local governments.   In 1992-1993, Roy was chair of the Fund-Raising committee of UNBC, and developed a fund-raising plan, entitled North to the Future, which was presented to the Board and adopted by UNBC in 1993.  The object of that plan was to create an endowment for academic positions and student support and enlisted the support of communities, colleges, and businesses located primarily in North Central British Columbia. As a director and now as president of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra (PGSO), Roy makes it his mission to get the finances of that organization under control and to develop a legacy fund to stabilize income for the future.  He believes the PGSO is the premiere cultural asset of the City of Prince George. ​Roy is a former CITIZEN OF THE YEAR recipient (1990) and has always regarded education as the key to a thriving democracy and has been active in this area all of his life. Roy has been an active member of the Prince George Golf & Curling Club for 46 years and was awarded an Honourary Doctorate of Laws Degree from the University of Northern British Columbia in 2017. 
01:09:56
October 13, 2022
Episode 61: Terri McConnachie
Episode 61: Terri McConnachie
City Councillor Terri McConnachie is running to become the next mayor of Prince George. She officially announced her campaign with a kick-off event at the Knowledge Garden at the Prince George Public Library in September 2022.    McConnachie has been a resident of Prince George for over 40 years. She grew up in the Hart area and after graduating from Kelly Road Secondary School (Shas Ti Kelly Road Secondary), she met and married her high school sweetheart, Kevin, and together they have raised three children.   Terri was the general manager of the Prince George Exhibition (British Columbia Northern Exhibition) for seven years and built a career in the not-for-profit sector.   She is currently the executive officer for the Canadian Homebuilders’ Association of Northern B.C., promoting the interests of consumers and representing the residential construction industry which includes trades, builders, renovators, suppliers, and other sector service professionals and businesses.   She currently serves as a trustee for the Prince George Public Library, a director for the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George and is a member of the Nechako Rotary Club.    McConnachie has been a Prince George City Councillor since 2014, which she says has required her to draw on her leadership experience to support residents and businesses through the wildfires of recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges that Prince George faces today.   Learn more about Terri McConnachie at www.terriformayor.ca   Or on her Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/TerriForMayorPrinceGeorge   Voters will hit the polls for the municipal election on Oct. 15.
36:50
October 05, 2022
Episode 60: Erica McLean
Episode 60: Erica McLean
Erica McLean is an intellectually gifted and highly optimistic local educator and Cross-Fit athlete who grew up on the Gitxsan First Nation, several hundred kilometres west of Prince George.   After years of working as an Indigenous education worker and community school coordinator, Erica McLean is now running for a seat on School District No. 57’s board of education as a Trustee. She was also named the Brink Group Athlete of the Month in the summer of 2021.  Erica received her undergraduate degree and master’s degree (Education, Leadership and Administration) from the University of Northern British Columbia.    Erica cares greatly about the well-being and education of our children and school district. She feels it is in a challenging position right now. Erica spent many years in her profession connecting dots to spark collaboration and intends to do exactly that as a Trustee.   Erica worked in SD57 from 2012 to 2022 as an Indigenous Education Worker and Community School Coordinator, working in over thirty elementary and secondary schools.  On Oct. 15 voters will have to elect five trustees to represent Prince George Board of Education. Learn more about Erica at https://bit.ly/EricaMcLeanTrustee
46:03
October 04, 2022
Episode 59: Ivan Paquette
Episode 59: Ivan Paquette
Ivan Paquette's entertainment career began after moving to Vancouver in the mid-80s and he soon appeared in the original MacGyver series, 21 Jump Street, Black Stallion series, Border Town and made other appearances on television shows and movies.  As his success grew something in his spirit was calling him back to Prince George. During those years he would go back and forth to Vancouver developing his music and publishing songs. He was invited to help gather information from the Indigenous youth to help inform the public of the plight of the Indigenous people in the North. Using the Medicine Wheel teachings, Paquette created the model. The BC United Metis Youth Circle was born, which is now known as Metis Youth BC. It was the healing piece; it was engaging the youth to help them see for themselves their future. That mentality of killing the Indian in the child in residential schools had to be washed away. The template used to form those circles was helping Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and bringing them together. Paquette always says there is unity in community and that result is what he sees in the drumming circles at UHNBC that have continued every Monday night since the pandemic started. Along with Wes Mitchell, they drummed for 47 consecutive nights when the pandemic arrived in March 2020. Ivan’s first love is his relationship with God, who gave him the ability to write songs. He wrote his first song at 15yrs old, to started playing guitar to accompany his songwriting that was getting attention and recognition and landing him a publishing contract in 1996. Ivan has a large repertoire of music and lyrics, includes Gospel, Country, Folk, etc., and many music influences. Since 1989 Ivan has been instrumental in the Province of British Columbia and CANADA assisting artists and communities. His creative ability he has helped change the landscape in serving the arts community, creating successful government programs and services, etc. He has served on many boards and committees for many years, including 8 years at the Prince George and District Community Arts Council.  Ivan is a knowledge keeper – facilitator, and is well known for sharing his wisdom to make the world a better place. ‘If you give a person a reason to dream, you give the person a reason to succeed’ – Ivan Paquette
01:00:02
September 30, 2022
Episode 58: Sagar Saxena
Episode 58: Sagar Saxena
Born and raised in India, Sagar’s passion for international business led him to pursue graduate studies from Cardiff University in the U.K. After completing his MBA in 2009, Sagar returned to India and began Caravan O Herbs, an agriculture-based company with the vision of combatting unethical business practices and unreliable supply chains through corporate social responsibility.  Eventually, Caravan O Herbs carved a niche within India, Europe, and the United States. In 2014, Sagar shifted with his family to Canada and shortly after that joined the University of Northern British Columbia’s Research Office, focusing on partnerships and new initiatives. In 2016, Sagar began a career with School District 91 as their first Partnerships Officer.  In 2020, Sagar joined YELL Canada as the Director of Programs and Operations for Northern B.C. While promoting and nurturing new strategic alliances, Sagar is committed to exploring new sustainable economic growth models within the remote communities of northern British Columbia. During his years in Northern B.C., Sagar has initiated several programs that continue to generate substantial funding, drive economic development, and create accessible opportunities for rural communities and youth. Two of his self-initiated projects were showcased by the B.C. Government. Sagar is also fondly referred as a “Northern Connector” by his network. Sagar is also an Impact Investor, Co founder of Boreal Sierra Capital and Bucky Technologies, strategic adviser to multiple Startup companies, and a former Executive in Residence for Hub Space in Prince George.  In 2018, Sagar was selected as a Top 40 under 40 by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Sagar plays an active role in many boards and organizations throughout British Columbia; Board member of Women’s Enterprise Centre, Advisory board of Our Satya Foundation, Board member of YMCA of Northern BC, Former board member of Innovation Central Society and former Representative of BC India Business Network. Learn more at https://www.icubedsummit.com/
51:18
September 29, 2022
Episode 57: Alison Hoskins
Episode 57: Alison Hoskins
Born and raised in Prince George, Alison Hoskins is the Chief Executive Officer at Integris Credit Union and a local community difference maker.    Over the years, Alison has proven herself to be a dedicated volunteer and champion of the region in which she lives, works and loves. Alison’s volunteer history includes sitting as the Treasurer on the Board of the Canada Winter Games 2015 Host Society, as well as a volunteer coach for the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club and the Prince George Youth Soccer Association.  Alison also sits on the Board of Directors for the Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT).   When Alison is not working for you or volunteering on a race course, she can be found skiing our local mountains or riding her mountain bike with her teenage sons.  Learn more about Integris Credit Union and the fine work they do in the region by visiting: www.integriscu.ca
01:00:03
September 22, 2022
Episode 56: Simon Yu
Episode 56: Simon Yu
Nearly 50 years ago, Simon Yu immigrated to Prince George from Hong Kong carrying only two suitcases. As a young high school student speaking very little English, he attended Prince George College, a local residential boarding school. As one of only a handful of immigrants in his school, Simon discovered and embraced the cultural diversity of this community.   Simon has since built a legacy and family of six successful children in Prince George. The Yu family name is entrenched in the fabric of this community that touch all areas of the city through their work in teaching, coaching, medicine, business, engineering, and music.  Simon is also a proud grandfather of 8 grandchildren, who all live in Prince George.  As a long-time active citizen and volunteer in Prince George, Simon is inspired by the history and aspirations of the people of the great city. Simon arrived in Prince George with nothing, and believes he owes this community everything.  Simon Yu keeps a promise of integrity and dedicated public service in every moment.  He is a community leader and business owner. Through his four decades of experience as an instructor at CNC, board of directors of UNBC, Prince George Airport Authority, the Downtown Business Association, and many other community organizations, Simon has forged a strong community vision for Prince George.  Simon’s over 30 years of consulting engineering service in Northern B.C. and his instrumental leadership in the 2003 Aceh Post Tsunami housing relief effort have provided him with deep insights and practical solutions to help solve many challenges currently facing Prince George.    Through these experiences and his time as the municipal manager for Rankin Inlet, Nunavut in the late 1980’s Simon gained deep knowledge of municipal administration practices and how to work with senior governments to get things done.
51:29
September 13, 2022
Episode 55: Shannon Keeping
Episode 55: Shannon Keeping
Shannon Keeping has worked with Northern Health for the past 18 years, specializing in mental health counseling, addictions, wellness, crisis intervention, case management, social work and psychiatry.    Shannon is a strong information technology professional with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from UNBC, who also volunteers her time raising money for the BC Cancer Foundation as a member of the Wheelin' Warriors of the North.
56:34
September 08, 2022
Episode 54: Todd Corrigall
Episode 54: Todd Corrigall
An experienced senior leader, Todd Corrigall is a born and raised Torontonian living in Prince George who has spent the previous 15 years in government and media, working in a variety of leadership capacities.  Focused on strategic development, partner engagement, and greater public participation, Todd has worked with Municipalities, Provinces, all three Territorial Governments, and the Senate.  As a former business owner and consultant, Todd is a strong advocate for local business, reducing barriers to entry and sustaining a vibrant and diverse business ecosystem in Prince George.   Todd joined the Prince George Chamber of Commerce as their CEO in 2018. With wide budget experience - through my consulting work and direct employment - this local difference maker has helped manage smaller project budgets, all the way to $35M Government budgets.
54:29
August 23, 2022
Episode 53: Nadia Mansour
Episode 53: Nadia Mansour
Nadia Mansour is a Video Journalist with CBC in Prince George. At 19 years old, Nadia is a major up-and-coming difference maker in Northern BC.  As a commerce student at the University of Northern British Columbia, Nadia is a creative, self-motivated individual who has a strong passion for marketing and journalism.   Nadia is a strong believer in driving social change and contributing to a better world with the work she does. She strives to solve problems and think critically in both journalism and marketing to produce creative, innovative ideas that will stand out.   Follow Nadia on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadia-mansour-757523234/
01:01:18
August 19, 2022
Episode 52: Wesley Mitchell
Episode 52: Wesley Mitchell
Wesley Mitchell is a community difference-maker located in Prince George, British Columbia. He is one of the UHNBC Monday Night Drum Group founders,  a group of determined individuals who met outside the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia for 47 consecutive days after the global pandemic arrived in March 2020. These heroes provided inspiration and hope for hospital patients, frontline workers and healthcare staff.    Since then, Wesley and the UHNBC Traditional Drummers have been drumming outside the hospital every Monday evening  (over 130 consecutive weeks and counting!).  Wes continues to make an inspiring impact in  Prince George and various Northern BC communities and has been recognized by his peers on a local, provincial and federal level.   Wesley spent most of his young adult years in the chaos of a life of addiction. He is now a voice of reason and guidance for those currently struggling with addiction or going through recovery.    It took nine detox stays and attending 10 treatment centres before Wesley finally kicked his drug and alcohol addiction in 2017. He overdosed three times throughout those years of struggle. Wesley is the purest example of resilience, strength and never giving up.    The message he sends through his drum outside the hospital every week is a strong one filled with hope, encouragement and compassion.   Follow along Wesley's current journey by visiting https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesley-mitchell-a144a0209
54:31
August 17, 2022
Episode 51: Kyle Sampson
Episode 51: Kyle Sampson
Watch the full 𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 episode with Kyle Sampson at https://bit.ly/KyleSampsonPodcast Kyle Sampson is a Councillor with the City of Prince George and also manages the marketing, communications, events, sales, community partnerships, and charitable giving for Pacific Western Brewing. Kyle's public appointment on October 20, 2018 made him the youngest person elected in the history of Prince George’s City Council. Kyle was also named a Top 40 Under 40 in the 2018/19 publication with the Prince George Chamber of Commerce for his accomplishments in business and significant community involvement. Sampson moved with his family to Prince George in 2002 where he completed his schooling and began a career in Broadcasting and the Entertainment Industry. After a two year stint in Edmonton, he returned to Prince George in 2013. Currently he  In addition, he continues his work as a freelance professional in the entertainment and music industry, and continues to volunteer his time and expertise with a number of local organizations, groups, events, and not-for-profits. In 2016, Sampson was awarded the Community Ambassador Award at the Prince George Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. In 2017, he received the Above and Beyond Award from Premier John Horgan for his efforts and selflessness in service of the Province in the response to the 2017 Wildfires. Kyle is also the Lead Organizer of 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗘𝗦𝗧 𝗗𝗔𝗠𝗡 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖𝗙𝗘𝗦𝗧, which is running Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, 2022. To purchase your tickets, head on over to bit.ly/BestDamnTicketLink2022 and use the promo code "𝙎𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙨𝙤𝙣𝟭𝟬" for 10% off your order.
44:13
August 03, 2022
Episode 50: Dr. Robin Johnson
Episode 50: Dr. Robin Johnson
Dr. Johnson is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist who works at the University Hospital of Northern BC. Her education involves studies at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, as well as UVIC in Victoria and UBC in Vancouver.    Dr. Jonson is proudly indigenous and from the Carrier-Chilcotin Tribal Council. This is a First Nations tribal council located in the Chilcotin District of the Central Interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia, and also on the Fraser River near the city of Quesnel.    Dr Robin Johnson is the founder and Medical Director of Blossom Fertility and Medical Clinic. She is also one of the first Indigenous OBGYNs in Canada.  Dr. Johnson discovered joy in women’s health care as a medical student at University of British Columbia where she graduated in 2001. She then went on to train in obstetrics and gynecology at Dalhousie University, completing her training in 2006.     Dr Johnson returned to her home community of Williams Lake to live close to family and friends, later moving to Prince George in 2013. She now works at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia and has a practice that includes general obstetrics and gynecology as well as her special interests in fertility and gender diverse healthcare.  Seeing a need in the community for fertility care closer to home, Dr Johnson opened Blossom Fertility and Medical Clinic in 2019 (https://blossomfertility.ca/).    Dr Johnson enjoys skiing, reading, and baking with her three kids who range from elementary school to college age.
01:07:06
July 27, 2022
Episode 49: Christine Buemann
Episode 49: Christine Buemann
Christine Buemann started as a Mortgage Broker in 2010 and has been investing in real estate throughout Northern British Columbia since 2005. She is passionate about family, mortgages, helping others, reading, travelling and building relationships.    Christine is often commended for her ability to think “outside of the box” and has received numerous awards in her profession.  When Christine is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and exploring outdoors.   Get in touch with Christine at www.christinebuemann.ca or on her social channels (links below). Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristineBuemann LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christine-buemann Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christinebuemannmortgage/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbuemann Blog: https://www.christinebuemann.ca/blog
01:04:37
July 19, 2022
Episode 48: Sarita Parmar
Episode 48: Sarita Parmar
Sarita Parmar is a business coach, mentor and project manager with Community Futures Fraser Fort George and helps facilitate the LEAP for Women Project. Sarita was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer early 2018. She went through eight rounds of chemotherapy to shrink a lump that she found myself, in addition to several emergency room visits, self injections to help with white blood cell count, a bilateral mastectomy, three “impromptu” surgeries because of an infection, one blood transfusion and over six weeks of daily trips to the hospital for IV therapy and 28 radiation treatments. Genetic testing also revealed Sarita is BRCA1 positive. Having this gene mutation (a “spelling error” in her DNA) puts Sarita at higher risk for breast and ovarian cancers. After losing her Mom to ovarian cancer, Sarita made the decision to proactively have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed (salpingo-oophorectomy). Sarita established a very powerful and informative blog called 'My Breast Life' and the blog shares Sarita's story through her love of writing. The blog can be accessed at the following link: https://saritaparmar.com/
47:05
July 14, 2022
Episode 47: Ties Brink
Episode 47: Ties Brink
Ties Brink is a very curious 20-year old student from TU Delft in The Netherlands. He is the former mayor of 'Madurodam' and is now on their board. In the course of a year, Ties visited over 130 companies to find out what he wanted to study under the name: #baggageinternship.  This highly driven and intellectual young man has a very promising future, as he continues to devote his time, passion and energy (three of our most valuable resources) towards learning from various CEOs, industry experts and community leaders. Ties is now has his own (Dutch) podcast about making the right study decision which is called 'De Studiekeuzecast.'    Connect with Ties online at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiesbrink
51:56
July 07, 2022
Episode 46: Alex Mackenzie
Episode 46: Alex Mackenzie
In 2019, Alex Mackenzie quit his six-figure pulp mill job in Prince George to chase his dream of becoming a fulltime stand-up comedian. Alex sold his house and bought an RV to travel to gigs across the country with his dog Finley. He is now is now an internationally recognized touring comedian with over 40 million views on his online videos.  Mackenzie tours around the world performing in sold out theatres. He’s performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, is the Host of the Hungry for Laughs Comedy Tour and his charisma and clever joke writing have gained him rapid popularity online that’s increasing daily with his consistent new content! Learn more about Alex and his incredible journey by visiting www.alextellsjokes.com
01:09:38
June 29, 2022
Episode 45: Bruce Johnston
Episode 45: Bruce Johnston
Bruce Johnston, P.Eng, has a portfolio and reputation that speak for themselves. He holds designations as a Professional Engineer, Certified Professional, and Red Seal carpenter.    As the Principal and managing partner at Access Engineering in Prince George, BC, he leads multi-discipline design teams, often as the structural lead and coordinating registered professional. He understands that a well-defined design process and effective project management are critical to successfully delivering building developments.    Bruce’s tireless pursuit of knowledge contributes to our high standards. He is a collaborative leader who provides a clear vision for the company and his team.   With community as a high importance to Bruce, he has continuously held a position on the Prince George Advisory Committee on Development and Design and completed a two-year term as committee chair. In addition, Bruce can often be found supporting various non-profits and local fundraisers that enrich the community and bring it closer together.    Bruce and his wife Amanda have two kids and are proud to call Prince George home. Bruce is committed to family, his career, bettering the community and is no stranger to physical fitness.    Learn more about Access Engineering at https://accesspg.ca/
59:55
June 23, 2022
Episode 44: Tracy Calogheros
Episode 44: Tracy Calogheros
Tracy Calogheros was born in Toronto and has been in Prince George since 1992. As CEO of The Exploration Place, which has been closed since March 2020, Tracy and her team have been busy coordinating world-class renovations at the museum, preparing for its grand re-opening in autumn 2022.   Tracy has shown she cares about her community by volunteering on various boards and for community organizations. She exudes integrity by standing up for her beliefs and following through on her promises.   In 2017, Tracy received the Governor General’s Award for History in Community Programs for her work with the Lheidli T’enneh Nation and, in 2006, received the Association of Science and Technology Centres’ award for Experienced Leadership in the Field.  Tracy has planted her roots firmly in the north, and is committed to making a difference in her region.  Married with three grown children, Tracy and her husband John share a passion for their community’s heritage and culture by working together at The Exploration Place in Prince George.   Learn more at https://theexplorationplace.com/
45:06
June 15, 2022
Episode 43: Meryeta O'Dine
Episode 43: Meryeta O'Dine
Meryeta is an Olympic champion from Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.   Four years after missing her first chance to compete at the Olympic Games due to injury, in 2018 (South Korea Winter Olympics), Meryeta O’Dine was a double medallist at the Beijing 2022 Olympics. She won bronze in the women’s snowboard cross event and then teamed with Eliot Grondin to win bronze in the first Olympic mixed team snowboard cross event. In the latter, O’Dine was lauded for her effort to get up and finish the final after an Italian competitor landed on her coming off a jump. O’Dine says she experienced the most difficult year of her life in 2020. Just as the world was shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, her brother Brandon lost his battle with cancer. She struggled with anxiety and depression but with lot of self-reflection and sessions with psychologists, she re-learned how to be an Olympic-level athlete. During the 2017-18 season, O’Dine recorded eight top-10 finishes on the World Cup circuit, which included making one big final and three small finals. She also won two medals with Zoe Bergermann in the women’s team snowboard cross. Named to her first Olympic team, O’Dine unfortunately didn’t get the chance to compete at PyeongChang 2018 when she suffered another concussion during training just two days before her event. She still ended the season ranked a career-best 11th in the World Cup SBX standings. Having last competed in January 2020, she returned to the World Cup circuit in January 2021. She achieved a personal highlight at the 2021 World Championships where she was fourth-fastest during the qualification round, a sign that she was back to being the athlete she knows she can be.   O’Dine won the overall snowboard cross title on the Nor-Am Cup circuit in 2015-16, posting three victories in nine events. She finished a personal best fourth at the 2016 Junior World Championships.     A year earlier O’Dine had enjoyed one of the greatest moments of her career when she won snowboard cross gold at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George. Having turned 18 just days earlier, she had to deal with the pressure of representing her hometown on her home mountain after more than two years of buildup. Her family had put in a lot of labour to prepare the course at Tabor Mountain, which was a great learning experience as she still uses the course to train and develop.   A Little More About Meryeta:  Getting into the Sport: Started snowboard lessons at age 12 but really disliked it; took a full season of twice-a-week lessons to learn to love it… In that first year she only snowboarded at night because she was so embarrassed she didn’t want to be at the hill when it was busy… Slowly introduced to racing in heats, her father suggested competing in the U14 category at national championships; snowboard cross was familiar to her from a background in BMX racing… At 15 won the overall title on the BC provincial tour…    Outside Interests: Enjoys drawing, reading sports science books, yoga… In the off-season enjoys playing beach volleyball, swimming, biking, wakeboarding, and rock climbing… Started her own landscaping company… Supports Prince George Hospice House, which helped her brother as he neared the end of his life and gave her a place to train in their gym…    Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “Appreciate what you have before time makes you appreciate what you had”… Has a pair of lucky socks… When she first started to travel she collected snow globes from every country she visited; keeps up the habit so that when she’s older she can lay them all out at Christmas…   If you'd like to learn more about Meryeta or purchase some of his amazing apparel, please visit https://www.meryeta.com/
53:04
June 02, 2022
Episode 42: Joel McKay
Episode 42: Joel McKay
Joel McKay is the CEO of Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT), a regional development corporation focused on stimulating economic growth in Northern British Columbia.  Joel joined NDIT in June 2012, where he handled NDIT's communications, marketing and research.   Prior to NDIT, Joel was an assignment editor at Business in Vancouver Newspaper and a journalist specializing in coverage of B.C.’s natural resource industries.  Joel is an award-winning public relations professional and journalist.  He is a proud British Columbian with family roots in the Robson Valley. He currently serves on Destination BC’s board of directors and the University of Northern British Columbia's Board of Governors.    Joel, his wife Debra and their two daughters call Prince George home.  Learn more about NDIT at www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca
01:01:54
May 19, 2022
Episode 41: Brooklyn Derksen
Episode 41: Brooklyn Derksen
Brooklyn Derksen is a local certified Yoga teacher and Level 1 iRest (Integrative Restoration) Meditation teacher. She has a passion to advocate for Mental Health and Complex Chronic Disease Awareness and to share tools for stress management, mental health support, healing and all around wellbeing.  She was born and raised in Prince George BC, where she currently teaches yoga classes and workshops around releasing stress.  She is a proud supporter of the annual Ride Don't Hide event, a fundraising initiative for the Canadian Mental Health Association - Northern BC, where money is raised to bring mental health education and suicide prevention programs to the local community.  For the month of June, she will be offering yoga classes, by donation, at Chinook Yoga Studio to raise funds for this initiative - the classes will be held on Fridays at 5:30pm.  Brooklyn will also be leading a Meditation and Stress Release workshop with live music this weekend, as a collaboration with Chinook Yoga and the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. This event will provide an opportunity for attendees to explore stress management tools and an introduction to the practice of meditation. It is taking place on Sunday May 15th from 3:30-4:30pm at Theatre Northwest.   For information about the Meditation and Stress Release Session please visit: https://bit.ly/MeditationStressReleaseSession   And for more information regarding the upcoming Ride Don't Hide for CMHA please visit: https://cmha.donordrive.com/
42:56
May 11, 2022
Episode 40: Rob Schuetz
Episode 40: Rob Schuetz
Rob Schuetz is the President of Industrial Forestry Service (IFS), which is one of the largest natural resource consulting firms operating in British Columbia for the forestry, bioenergy, oil & gas, and mining sectors.. Rob is past-president of the Society of Consulting Foresters of British Columbia. He specializes in the analysis of fibre supplies throughout BC and Alberta and has spent over 25 years consulting to the natural resource industries. In this regard he has undertaken due-diligence assessments of biomass fuel plans in support of over 50 proposed bioenergy projects; log supplies in support of sawmill acquisitions, economic assessments of the impact of a mountain pine beetle epidemic on timber supplies across Canada; delivered log cost optimization analysis to multiple delivery points and sawmill operating rate forecasts. Rob graduated with a B.Sc. in Forestry from the University of Toronto in 1987. Learn more at www.industrialforestry.ca
01:01:11
May 05, 2022
Episode 39: Donna Flood
Episode 39: Donna Flood
Donna Flood is the Executive Director of the Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society. She has been a nurse for 36 years and had an opportunity to nurse in various countries around the world.    Donna's most memorable and life-changing experience was her work in Calcutta, where she worked in Mother Teresa’s Hospice and instructed her nuns on nursing practice. This developed her passion for providing care in a different way. Focusing on the individual and understanding that care and compassion are key elements in supporting all people with serious illness.    Donna has been in the position of Executive Director with Hospice since January 2015. Donna is the current president of the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association and is a Director on the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Board.  Donna and her husband Frank enjoy living in Prince George with their two teenage children, Mary and Liam. Learn more at www.pghpcs.ca
56:31
April 27, 2022
Episode 38: Rob van Adrichem
Episode 38: Rob van Adrichem
Rob van Adrichem is the Director of External Relations at Community Energy Association (CEA).  With more than 25 years of experience in higher education and local government, Rob is an experienced executive team member with skills in “advancement” – a way of mobilizing messages and stories, visual identity, and relationships to advance the organization. As a born-and-raised citizen of Prince George, Rob has a deep understanding of this region and its strengths. During his 23-year tenure with UNBC and six years with the City of Prince George, van Adrichem has helped to raise the profile of both UNBC and the community to an international level, while developing and maintaining strong relationships throughout the province and country with many of the City's key partners. Rob's experiences, education, and values have exposed him to the complex issues related to the sustainable development of northern, rural, and resource-dependent communities, shaping his interests in the bioeconomy, local leadership, and the aspirations of indigenous communities. Learn more at www.communityenergy.ca
01:10:30
April 21, 2022
Episode 37: Dr. Geoff Payne
Episode 37: Dr. Geoff Payne
Dr. Geoff Payne is the President and Interim Chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia. A founding faculty member at the Northern Medical Program, Dr. Payne came to UNBC in June 2004 to teach physiology following a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and John B. Pierce Laboratory.  Dr. Payne is also currently a Professor with Division of Medical Sciences in the field of vascular physiology. During his time at UNBC, Dr. Payne has served in a number of leadership roles including the inaugural Assistant Dean for Education and Research between 2009-2015 and the founding Director of the UNBC Health Research Institute. In September 2015, Dr. Payne began his tenure as Interim Vice-President, Research at UNBC. He became Vice-President, Research in March 2018. In February 2020, the UNBC Board of Governors asked Dr. Payne to take on the role of Interim President, and announced in October 2020 that he will stay in that role until August. 31, 2022.  Dr. Payne holds a PhD from Memorial University of Newfoundland in the field of cardiovascular and renal physiology. He earned his Bachelor of Science in behavioural neuroscience and his Master of Science in neuroscience and pharmacology from Memorial University.  Dr. Payne maintains an active biomedical research program with interests in vascular physiology and inflammation. Dr. Payne has over 40 publications. In his spare time, Dr. Payne is an active trail runner and completed a number of ultramarathons and three Ironman triathlons.
47:38
April 12, 2022
Episode 36: Jamie Rivard
Episode 36: Jamie Rivard
Jamie Rivard is a commercial banker with TD Canada Trust and a strong advocate for people with disabilities  Jamie  moved to Prince George in 2012 to pursue her bachelor's degree at the University of Northern British Columbia, completing her 4-year degree in 2 years and 8 months.   Jamie is a mother with two children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has a life goal is to spread awareness and acceptance to those whose lives are affected by this developmental disorder.   You can find Jamie mountain biking, volunteering, hiking, playing baseball and/or skiing at the Hart Ski Hill.
53:44
April 08, 2022
Episode 35: Craig Briere
Episode 35: Craig Briere
Craig Briere is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and community-builder who is the CEO of West Coast Hospitality and The Prestige Treasure Cove Resort in Prince George, British Columbia. Craig is also the President of the PG Kodiaks Junior Boys Football Club, which begins its inaugural season in August 2022 at Masich Place Stadium.
59:33
March 31, 2022
Episode 34: Matija Tiani
Episode 34: Matija Tiani
Matija Tiani is a local Prince George athlete who has completed over 10 full marathon runs (42.2km), including the Boston Marathon in 2019 (physically) and 2020 (virtually).    Matija is a huge advocate for autism awareness and advocacy. She is an Education Assistance with School District 57, where she provides support primarily for students with autism spectrum disorder. Matija has also raised a significant amount of money throughout her marathon runs for Autism Speaks Canada.    As a volunteer, Matija is on the board for the Prince George Road Runners, who just launched their 2022 running season schedule of events.  In addition, Matija is a certified UESCA running coach, working with 'We Run The World Coaching.'  Matija runs an online blog, which can be found at https://www.runningcoachmatija.com/blog
46:49
March 24, 2022
Episode 33: Paul and Sandra Clermont
Episode 33: Paul and Sandra Clermont
Paul and Sandra Clermont are the founders and owners of Northern Spirit Transportation (NST). Based in Prince George, the company hit the pavement in the fall of 2005, with a 2 bus fleet and Paul Clermont behind the wheel. Over the past decade, NST has grown from humble beginnings to a thriving and highly successful business.   The company has over 30 employees and operates a variety of vehicles, ranging from full sized highway coaches to specialized industrial units, as well as passenger vans and SUV's.    Learn more at https://www.gonst.ca/
58:07
March 17, 2022
Episode 32: Nikki Smyth & Renee Eliason
Episode 32: Nikki Smyth & Renee Eliason
Nikki Smyth and Renee Eliason are the founders of NorthSoulFit, based in Prince George, BC. These two Canadian moms specialize in online health, fitness, wellness and nutrition training and coaching.     You can find Nikki and Renee talking about all things they love from fitness and healthy living to body image, fashion, reviews, try-on hauls and so much more on their social media channels:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/north.soul.fit   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/north.soul.fit    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO-JmUVEE4GOdtByKwrMJwQ
53:20
March 10, 2022
Episode 31: Katie Marren & Harsh Dhaliwal
Episode 31: Katie Marren & Harsh Dhaliwal
This is a very special podcast with two incredible difference makers in Prince George, British Columbia. Katie Marren is the District Vice Principal of Indigenous Education in School District 57. Harsh Dhaliwal is a grade 12 high school student at Prince George Secondary School.  Together, along with the District’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC), they took on a major leadership project, denouncing bullying and racism in School District 57. They produced an impactful and educational video series (four in total, filmed by D. Rigo Media) that deals with racism in local and regional schools. These videos are titled: 𝗥𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕。𝗔。𝗥: 𝗕𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗔𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗥𝗮𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗘𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗦。  Video #1:     https://youtu.be/PyX81hRIVgA  Video #2     https://youtu.be/7Q00FZfoqjM Video #3     https://youtu.be/1T7P3tRDrLM Video #4    https://youtu.be/tOKUlkcPNMY DSAC is a student body comprised of membership from each of SD57's secondary schools, five of which are in Prince George, and works to identify and bring to the attention of the Board of Education Trustees issues and concerns affecting the district’s student population.
49:15
March 10, 2022
Episode 30: Dana Meise
Episode 30: Dana Meise
Dana Meise is an amazing Prince George resident who holds the world record for enduring the longest hike in history (over 21,000km) that took him 10 years to accomplish. When his father lost the ability to walk, Dana was inspired to hike the entirety of the Trans Canada Trail and began his journey in 2008. Dana travelled throughout all three Canadian territories and 10 provinces in one of the most epic and wild journeys imaginable on the Trans Canada Trail, becoming the first person in the world to touch the country's three coasts by foot as he journeyed from the Atlantic to the Pacific and finally up to the Arctic Ocean.  In total, Dana went through 27 pairs of hiking boots and  finished his extraordinary journey in November of 2018 when he reached Tuktoyaktuk in the arctic. Using his now-intimate knowledge of Canada from coast to coast to coast, he has recently started a podcast and  plans to write a book and start a docuseries in the future.  Along the journey, Dana built relationships with Stuart McLean, Walter Gretzky, a very unique adventurer from Belgium and had many experiences with the vast wildlife, wilderness and residents of Canada. Dana truly is the epitome of a passion, strength and determination.   Website: www.thegreathike.ca Twitter: @thegreathike Instagram: the.great.hike Facebook Page: The Great Hike Email: thegreathike@outlook.com
53:36
March 10, 2022
Episode 29: Catherine Pennington
Episode 29: Catherine Pennington
A Certified Professional Coach and Registered Professional Counsellor, Catherine Pennington operates Momentum Counselling and Coaching Services, her practice in which she specializes in narrative therapy and solution focused coaching. A Metis woman from northern Saskatchewan, Catherine is passionate about improving employment, health and education outcomes for Indigenous and northern residents, particularly for women and children.  A former social worker with extensive experience in family services, community wellness, counselling and social development, Catherine remains driven to ensure social and economic prosperity are extended to all communities through partnerships and inclusion.  In her corporate role, Catherine leads a nationally distributed team focused on Community & Indigenous engagement. Committed to community development Catherine is Vice Chair for the YMCA of Northern BC, Chair for the Prince George Community Foundation, Co-Chair of the National Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund and is the BC Chair of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Leadership Dialogue Program Advisory Council for 2021/2022. In 2015 Catherine was one of 250 selected emerging leaders to participate in the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference travelling to Nunavut to further experience and study issues of Canadian importance from a northern perspective. In 2019 she participated in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Emerging Leaders Dialogue series in Canada with a focus on global reconciliation and sustainability. Catherine attained an honors degree from the University of Victoria, graduate studies in counselling at Thompson Rivers University, is a Certified Professional Coach, Certified Professional Counsellor, and holds a diploma in Mediation and Advanced Conflict Resolution from Mount Royal University.  She has recently completed a post graduate certificate from the London School of Economics as well an international coaching program with a focus on health. As a lover of the outdoors and exercise enthusiast BC is the perfect home. When not working, Catherine can be found with her family Nordic skiing, biking or kayaking. Learn more about Momentum Coaching & Counselling Services at: Website: https://momentumnow.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/momentumcoachingservices Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/momentum_coaching_services 
56:19
February 17, 2022
Episode 28: Dr. Kathy Lewis
Episode 28: Dr. Kathy Lewis
Dr. Kathy Lewis is currently Acting Vice President of Research, a Professor and former Chair of the Ecosystem Science and Management Program at UNBC. She teaches courses in forest health and researches the ecological roles of biotic disturbance agents in forests and the influence of management practices and climate change on forest health. Her services to UNBC include membership on the Board of Governors, the Academic Structure Collaborative team for the Academic Action Plan, and the Senior Lab Instructor Promotion committee. She is also actively involved in outreach and community-based activities, including the Prince George Ice Oval and in her role as Director of the Hubspace. Last fall, the Canadian Institute of Forestry granted Dr. Kathy Lewis its Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award. The award recognizes those who have made “innovative and outstanding achievements in forestry research in Canada. Learn more about Dr. Lewis and UNBC here: https://www2.unbc.ca/lewis Prince George Daily News: https://pgdailynews.ca/index.php/2021/10/13/unbcs-dr-kathy-lewis-nationally-recognized-by-cif-for-contributions-to-forestry-research/ Prince George Citizen: https://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/highlights/unbc-professor-recognized-for-contributions-to-forestry-research-4506939 Women In Science: http://blog.cdnsciencepub.com/women-in-science-dr-kathy-lewis/
54:52
February 10, 2022
Episode 27: Joe Elliott
Episode 27: Joe Elliott
Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Joe Elliott is a local veteran who spent 22 years serving his country in the navy, before moving to Prince George, British Columbia. In addition to a full time career as a medic, Joe spends a significant amount of time finding resources and directly helping other veterans. Joe is also a loving father, partner and difference maker in the community through persistent volunteerism.
57:20
February 05, 2022
Episode 26: Angela LeFebvre
Episode 26: Angela LeFebvre
Angela Lefebvre is the owner of Chinook Yoga in Prince George and a proud advocate of Northern British Columbia. Before becoming the owner of Chinook Yoga in December 2021, Angela explored rewarding careers as a Community Coroner, Business Development Officer, Mountain Bike Instructor, Nurse, CRA Agent, Education Program Coordinator and the General Manager of Caledonia Nordic. In her career with Caledonia Nordic, Angela helped achieve record membership growth, while successfully navigating COVID Public Health Orders with her team to keep the club and its members safe.  Angela's Instagram account (@her_northern_life) perfectly highlights the vast amount of incredible four-season activities to be enjoyed in Northern BC. Angela is currently learning to fly airplanes while enjoying her new leadership/ownership position at Chinook Yoga. www.chinookyoga.com
01:17:43
February 03, 2022
Episode 25: Ron Gallo
Episode 25: Ron Gallo
Ron Gallo is a community difference-maker in Prince George who has helped the Wheelin' Warriors of the North raise over $1 million for the BC Cancer Foundation.  As a fierce advocate for Northern British Columbia and life-time resident of PG, Ron can be found volunteering for many local charities, fundraising events and non-profit organizations.  Ron has also volunteered for over a quarter of a century with the Prince George Spruce Kings hockey team.    Ron is also a full time realtor for Royal Lepage Aspire Realty and a solid human being.  Get in touch with Ron at:  www.rongallo.ca   https://www.linkedin.com/in/rongallo   https://www.instagram.com/rongallo_realestate  https://www.facebook.com/RonGalloRealEstate
54:07
January 28, 2022
Episode 24: Dani VonShweetz
Episode 24: Dani VonShweetz
Dani VonShweetz is the Founder of North Soul Studios in Prince George, British Columbia. As a creative visionary, Dani established a Backyard Studio where she builds beautiful wooden wall art. Dani uses many inspirations in her artwork, whether it's the beauty of mountains, nature, conversations and/or love.   People can check out some of Dani's epic mountainscape and geometric works of art on her social channels or Etsy website (links below). Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northsoulstudios Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northsoulstudios Etsy Website: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/NorthSoulStudios #OnTheBrink
58:48
January 20, 2022
Episode 23: Tim Bennett
Episode 23: Tim Bennett
Tim Bennett, a major leader in the community of Prince George and Northern British Columbia, has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC since 2006, and as Executive Director since 2013.   Tim serves as a Trustee on the Board of Education for School District 57 (Prince George) and was named Board Chair in 2016, which he served for nearly five years.   In addition to these roles, in April 2018, Tim  was elected to the Board of Directors of the British Columbia School Trustee Association.  Tim served  six years on the board of Volunteer Prince George, helped launch the Nechako Community Theatrics group, was a member of the PG Literacy Advisory Committee, and other volunteer efforts. It all adds to the youth legacy Tim has formed within his community   Tim is currently an MBA student, regular Top 40 Under 40 recipient, husband, father and former Prince George Youth of the Year in 1999.    Connect with Tim through LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tbennett12
55:37
January 13, 2022
Episode 22: Judy Russell
Episode 22: Judy Russell
Judy Russell is a legend in the performing arts, dance and entertainment industry in Northern British Columbia and is the founder of Enchainement Dance Studio in Prince George.  Judy started Enchainement Dance Studio in Prince George in 1979. She then left it to her mom Bunny Murray (long time teacher for the Royal Academy of Dance) to look after as Judy took off to B.C.I .T. to try to her hand in Broadcast Journalism. The education was great and she worked in local radio in Prince George for a short period of time in the early eighties. As Judy’s true calling is dance and theatre, it didn’t take long for her to enroll in the R.A.D. Teachers Certificate Program. Judy achieved her teaching Certificate in 1987 and has trained highly successful ballet students right up to the prestigious Solo Seal examination. Judy’s formal R.A.D. training came from well known teachers Josephine Slater and Ellen Andrews of Canadian Dance World and teaching mentor Lynnette Kelly. Judy’s parents, Bunny & Alex (choral director/musical theatre conductor), also contributed to her performing arts education. She is woman of diverse talents, but perhaps her single most important attribute is her ability to teach and inspire performers of all ages. Judy has mentored many young studio owners and teachers, sending dozens of young talented people out into the world of the performing arts(in various careers including classical ballet dancers, Cirque performers, stuntmen and professional technical engineers). Judy’s students have been wonderfully successful, and she especially loves travelling to different communities to teach and share her love, passion and knowledge of life and the performing arts. Learn more at https://www.judyrusselldance.com/ 
52:23
December 15, 2021
Episode 21: Melissa Wolford
Episode 21: Melissa Wolford
Melissa Wolford is a entrepreneur, graphic design artist, alchemist and the founder/creator of Harmonic Vibrations, Sunshine Signs and Wolford Alchemy.
48:34
December 02, 2021
Episode 20: Dan Gallo
Episode 20: Dan Gallo
Dan Gallo is a 17-time provincial and 9-time national arm-wrestling champion. Based in Prince George and highly skilled as a heavy duty mechanic, Dan is the perfect example of what happens when hard work, passion and a positive attitude collide.
40:07
November 25, 2021
Episode 19: Todd Doherty
Episode 19: Todd Doherty
Todd Doherty is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Cariboo Prince George, first elected in October, 2015. Mr. Doherty brings vast experience in the private sector to his new role.  As an aviation executive, he was tasked with promoting regional, provincial and national passenger, cargo and tourism opportunities on the world stage. Mr. Doherty has represented Canada throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the America’s on trade missions, industry conferences and on industry regulatory panels. Mr. Doherty is widely respected as one of North America’s top aviation business development professionals, whom was widely sought after to present on industry topics regarding air service development, cargo, supply chain management, security and regional tourism opportunities. In addition, he has authored and co-authored industry papers on regulatory challenges affecting air service development and air service development strategies in the Canadian passenger and cargo markets. Mr. Doherty was most recently named Special Advisor on Mental Health and Wellness in the new Conservative Shadow Cabinet. In the last session, MP Doherty served as Shadow Minister for Transport. Mr. Doherty has also served as Shadow Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, as well as Shadow Minister for the Asia Pacific Gateway. Mr. Doherty was privileged to champion Bill C-211, An Act Respecting a Federal Framework on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Bill C-211 will require the Minister of Health to convene a conference with the Minister of National Defence, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, provincial and territorial government representatives, representatives of the medical community and patients’ groups for  the purpose of developing a comprehensive federal framework to address the challenges of recognizing the symptoms and providing timely diagnosis and treatment of PTSD. Mr. Doherty sits as a Member of the Parliamentary Associations of the Commonwealth, Canada-Europe, Canada-Africa, NATO, ParlAmericas, the Canada Group of Inter-Parliamentary Union, and the Inter-Parliamentary Groups of Canada-United States, Canada-Germany, Canada-Ireland, Canada-Israel, Canada-Italy, Canada-Japan and the Canada-China Legislative Association. Involvement in local community is also important to Mr. Doherty.  He supports the local Canadian Cancer Society and various charitable organizations.  Mr. Doherty has worked with at risk youth, teaching crisis intervention and suicide prevention in cross cultural communities.  In addition, Mr. Doherty is passionate about coaching and mentoring youth through sports. Having coached all levels at hockey from Minor to Junior, Mr. Doherty has been part of the Prince George Spruce Kings Junior A hockey team from Scouting to President. Mr. Doherty together with Mrs. Doherty are successful small business owners for over 20 years.   Todd and his wife, Kelly have four children, Joshua, Kaitlyn, Kassi and Jordan.
54:01
November 18, 2021
Episode 18: Terri McConnachie
Episode 18: Terri McConnachie
"As a proud citizen of Prince George for more than 40 years, I have enjoyed meeting and working with the amazing people in our community in a career built primarily in the challenging and dynamic not-for-profit sector. My tenure as the General Manager of the Prince George Exhibition included bringing Prince George's oldest community event through to its centennial celebrations. As the present Executive Officer for the Canadian Home Builders' Association of Northern BC, and an invested member of the Nechako Rotary Club.   Together with my husband, Kevin, we have helped to raise three wonderful people. Our two daughters are currently attending UNBC and our son is a red seal Millwright."
59:34
November 12, 2021
Episode 17: Courtney Hayhurst
Episode 17: Courtney Hayhurst
Courtney Hayhurst is a soon-to-be-anthropologist, currently completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Northern British Columbia. Born and raised in Prince George, Courtney is passionate about supporting the arts and building community.    While Courtney is currently spending most of her time finishing her degree, she also works full time at WorkForce development as a Marketer and Job Coach.   In any of her free time, she can either be found working on her podcast “Stories of Us”, getting crafty, or taking some much needed time to catch up on sleep.   Courtney's podcast - STORIES OF US - can be found at www.storiesofuspodcast.com
30:48
November 04, 2021
Episode 16: Dr. Dennis Johnson
Episode 16: Dr. Dennis Johnson
Dr. Dennis Johnson is the eighth official president of the College of New Caledonia  Dr. Johnson brings 29 years of experience in the post-secondary sector to CNC. Currently, he serves in two vice president roles at Saskatchewan Polytechnic including Provost and Vice President Academic since September 2018 and Vice President Strategy and Business Development since 2016. Dr. Johnson is a former resident and educator in British Columbia, and holds a Ph.D. Educational Administration from University of Saskatchewan, Master of Education, Post-Secondary Studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Bachelor of Education, Adult Education from Brock University.
52:16
October 27, 2021
Episode 15: Kimberley Kenyon
Episode 15: Kimberley Kenyon
Kimberley is a Northern BC girl who was born and raised in Prince George, BC, and she is currently based there. She is an enthusiastic believer in herself and others. Her water lifestyle began with learning to surf in Tofino, BC. Since then, she has chased waves as far away as Vietnam and taught surfing in Mexico, north of Puerto Vallarta.  Life's demands brought her back home to Prince George and made her a landlocked surfer in BC's Central Interior. Needing to be on the water, Kimberley began paddling on the nearby rivers.   She started passionately pursuing her paddling skills in 2012 and fell in love with Whitewater Stand-up Paddle Boarding. She lives to be on the water, whether it be flowing or frozen. More importantly, she is highly motivated to promote the development of a sustainable river community throughout Central and Northern BC. She is also a certified Paddle Canada Instructor for Stand-up Paddling.  She is a Badfish SUP Team Athlete, and an Aquabatics Ambassador. In January 2021 Kimberley was award Athlete of the Month from Brink Group of Companies.  You can find Kimberley on the rivers throughout the seasons teaching, leading or coordinating events. She brings stoke and excitement to everything she does. Feel free to reach out and connect with her.  Kimberley is overeager to get people out on the water paddling safely and confidently.   Learn more at https://borntoboardca.weebly.com/
55:35
October 21, 2021
Episode 14: Mayor Lyn Hall
Episode 14: Mayor Lyn Hall
Mayor Lyn Hall has been an active member of the Prince George community for over 30 years. He first entered local politics in 2001 when he won a seat as a School Trustee on the Prince George School Board. He spent 10 years on the board holding various positions including vice-chair and chair.    In 2011, he ran and successfully won a seat on Prince George City Council. As a Councilor, he was a member of several committees and community groups. In 2014 and 2018, he ran successful campaigns for Mayor of Prince George. Mayor Hall and his wife Lorrelle are the parents of twin daughters, both of whom graduated from UNBC and are outstanding soccer players.   City involvement:    Chair, Select Advisory Committee on Economic Development City of Prince George Finance and Audit Committee Director, Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) Board Member of the Prince George NDIT Regional Advisory Committee Director, Regional District of Fraser-Fort George and representative to the Municipal Finance Authority Director, Prince George Community Foundation Municipal Finance Authority of BC Board Trustee BC Transit Board Member Past Chair, Northern Medical Programs Trust Chair of Regional District Public Safety and Emergency Management Standing Committee Episode Link:https://bit.ly/LynHallPodcast
51:51
October 07, 2021
Episode 13: Lucy Poirier
Episode 13: Lucy Poirier
Lucy Poirier is an Air Traffic Controller at YXS - Prince George Airport who, at a very young age, is achieving great things and is a wonderful inspiration!    This local Prince George difference maker is raising awareness and donations for Elevate Aviation, a non-profit organization geared towards creating a profoundly powerful shift in the aviation industry by promoting gender balance and connecting women with a network of support.   One of this non-profit's goals is to encourage women to pursue careers in the aviation industry and provide support to those who dream of a career in aviation.  They do this through several programs.   As British Columbia's Mentorship and Programs lead, Lucy is personally bringing these programs to Prince George and surrounding northern communities. In this podcast, we talk about Lucy's passion for the aviation industry, as well as her history growing up in southern British Columbia and the opportunity that brought her to the northern half of the province.    If you would like to make a donation or find out more information, we highly encourage you to visit:    www.elevateaviation.ca   Instagram: @Elevateaviation   Facebook: Elevate Aviation     If you're looking to connect with Lucy, her contact e-mail is  Lucy@elevateaviation.ca 🖥
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September 30, 2021
Episode 12: James Mclellan
Episode 12: James Mclellan
James Mclellan is a Medical Dosimetrist working at the BC Cancer Agency for the North in Prince George, British Columbia. In this podcast episode, James talks about his own personal  journey with surviving colon cancer, the period in his life where he lived and worked in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, what inspired him to move to Prince George, his involvement with Wheelin' Warriors of the North and the world renowned ground-breaking cancer treatment being performed in British Columbia. In addition, James discusses the exponential changes in radiation therapy made over the years that have radically changed the practice of Medical Dosimetry.
50:26
September 23, 2021
Episode 11: Vern Martel
Episode 11: Vern Martel
Vern Martel won his first arm-wrestling tournament at 13 and was winning international titles by his 20s, but his career seemed over after a devastating motorcycle accident in 1984 left him with a paralyzed arm.  Against all odds, he came back to win a dozen more world titles, and then faced, yes again, one of his biggest life challenges yet: defeating a fierce battle with cancer.   Vern Martel has 10 Canadian championships and three world titles.  The local Prince George arm wrestler, who has overcome major injuries twice in his career, has a spot in the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame. The man known as the One Armed Bandit sees his selection to the Hall as a tribute to his sport.   Vern continues to inspire others with his story of resilience and courage. No matter what obstacle presents itself to Vern, this local difference maker finds a way to overcome it.  We can all learn from this incredible being who refuses to give anything but his best effort in life, no matter what endeavour he takes on.
56:46
September 16, 2021
Episode 10: Derk Grooten
Episode 10: Derk Grooten
Derk Grooten is a Prince George resident and military veteran from Holland, who works as a Radiation Therapist for the BC Cancer Agency for the North. Derk is also highly involved with the Wheelin' Warriors of the North and an advocate of the benefits of living in Northern British Columbia.
57:33
August 25, 2021
Episode 9: Albert Koehler
Episode 9: Albert Koehler
Dr. Albert Koehler's journey from a small village in Northern Europe to Prince George in Central British Columbia has been interesting, challenging, enriching and also very rewarding. Dr. Albert Koehler was born in Bremen, Germany and grew up on a farm on the outskirts of the city.  After graduating from high school, he learned the trade of “Mechanic for Agricultural and Forestry Equipment” and worked for a time as a licensed mechanic.  Later he studied Mechanical Engineering, first in Cologne and then at the Technical University of Aachen.  After graduation with a Masters Degree he accepted a 6-year employment contract as Assistant Professor with a Research Institute at the Technical University of Aachen and received his PhD in 1981.  Thereafter he was manager of “Reliability and Applications” with a large corporation in Duesseldorf. Beginning of 2004, Albert sold part of his Consulting Engineering business and invested in real estate in Prince George.  At that time he was elected as a board member to various organizations in the Prince George community, including the Chamber of Commerce and became the president of the Chamber in 2008. In 2010, Albert founded the “Northern Technology & Engineering Society of BC” and subsequently became its President (www.ntes.ca).  Thanks to the society’s lobbying activities the Prince George, postsecondary institutions are starting up with new technology and engineering programs with a recent student intake at the University of Northern British Columbia https://www.albertkoehler.com/
01:02:20
August 18, 2021
Episode 8: Tara Webber
Episode 8: Tara Webber
Tara Webber is an international powerlifting champion from Prince George with an incredibly impressive commitment to training, recovery and nutrition. As a resident of Prince George, British Columbia, Tara is also an entrepreneur as part of the ownership group for Xconditioning.   Tara and the powerlifting team at Xconditioning host meets twice a year in order to bring high-level competition to Northern BC. Tara is also passionate about mountain biking, swimming at the lake and spending time with her dogs and husband, Mike.      Tara's lifting career and accomplishments in the sport of powerlifting have been nothing short of amazing, as has her  advocacy and promotion of women's participation in strength sport.  https://www.xconditioning.com/
50:03
August 04, 2021
Episode 7: Jim Good
Episode 7: Jim Good
Jim Good is the Founder and Operator of Goodsir Nature Park, a year-round 160-acre botanical garden for tourists and residents alike in Northern British Columbia.    Goodsir Nature Park developer Jim Good spent his life studying native plant life. In later years he travelled throughout Canada coast to coast finding, recording, pressing and photographing thousands of plant species. Now retired he shares his life stories and success with the public.   Goodsir Nature Park is perfect for visitors, families and groups. It is a must for all of Canada to see and is in the top 10 best places in the country to visit. The park was built over a lifetime by one person Jim Good who also served in the junior forest wardens in the 1960’s and 70’s.   ‘Goodsir Nature Park is a place where you can come experience a first-hand relaxing environment. The trails are well-maintained and along the way you’ll see various interpretive signs identifying all native plant and tree life in the region. Two botanical gardens have native trees from other areas of BC as well as different provinces and territories growing there.’  www.goodsirnaturepark.com
51:60
July 28, 2021
Episode 6: Nicola Redpath
Episode 6: Nicola Redpath
Nicola Redpath is the Founder and Operator of the Prince George Animal Rescue, a great friend and a true community difference-maker. Thank you for being a guest on this week's ON THE BRINK podcast (Episode #6, Season Two)  ON THE BRINK is a podcast hosted by John A. Brink, dedicated to interviewing motivational guests who are making a difference in their community and have the direct ability to provide inspiration for others to better their lives.     www.johnabrink.com
39:26
July 21, 2021
Episode 5: Dr. Jason Boxtart
Episode 5: Dr. Jason Boxtart
What an honour it is to introduce Dr. Jason Boxtart as the fifth official guest on the podcast. Thank you for being ON THE BRIINK!   ON THE BRINK is a podcast hosted by John A. Brink, dedicated to interviewing motivational guests who are making a difference in their community and have the direct ability to provide inspiration for others to better their lives.    www.johnabrink.com
01:23:49
July 21, 2021
Episode 4: Dr. Tracey Lotze
Episode 4: Dr. Tracey Lotze
What an honour it is to introduce Dr. Tracey Lotze as the fourth official guest on the podcast. Thank you for being ON THE BRIINK!   ON THE BRINK is a podcast hosted by John A. Brink, dedicated to interviewing motivational guests who are making a difference in their community and have the direct ability to provide inspiration for others to better their lives.  www.johnabrink.com
01:03:17
July 05, 2021
Episode 3: Colin Breadner
Episode 3: Colin Breadner
Colin Breadner is an accomplished Real Estate Agent in Prince George, B.C. He has also previously worked in the food industry and brings the same enthusiasm and techniques into his Real Estate career. Colin discusses his thoughts on the current state of Podcasting, the Real Estate markets, and what the future has in store for him.
01:02:43
July 22, 2020
Episode 2: Gillian Roberts
Episode 2: Gillian Roberts
The second guest "On the Brink" is Gillian Roberts. Gillian grew up in Ontario and has moved to Prince George, B.C. She is an accomplished tri-athlete and has fought against cancer. She is a true testament to human spirit and strength.
39:37
July 21, 2020
Episode 1: Kendall Kershaw
Episode 1: Kendall Kershaw
Kendall Kershaw is a model, personal training, and entrepreneur who is from Prince George, B.C. In this episode, John and Kendall discuss the challenges of the fitness industry as well as their achievements. 
56:13
July 10, 2020