Board & Staff

2020 Board of Directors

Michelle Collens, President

Michelle joined the board in 2013, was elected President in 2019 and represents British Columbia Golf on Golf Canada’s Provincial Council. A complete bio can be found here:

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/michellecollens

Patrick Kelly, Immediate Past President

A member of the Leq:amel First Nation (Sto:lo Nation), Patrick has held a number of high level positions including a five-year term as Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of BC and Executive Director of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

Kris Jonasson, Ex-Officio

The Chief Executive Officer of British Columbia Golf, Kris has been in the position of CEO (previously designated as Executive Director) for the BCGA since 1996. Prior to joining the association he spent five years as a Tournament Official with the Canadian Professional Tour. Kris is an active member of the board of the Greater Vancouver First Tee in addition to being treasurer of the Allied Golf Association of British Columbia.

Shauna Wilton, Director

An avid recreational golfer, Shauna is a Partner at Cascadia Strategy Consulting Partners. In her 20+ year career she has been a trusted advisor and leader in both the public and private sectors including 4 years as the Deputy General Manager of the Vancouver Park Board. She has volunteer and board experience at the local and national level and is a life-long participant in sport.

David Lee-Fay, Director

David joined the board of British Columbia Golf in 2018 and has extensive experience in board oversight, championship administration and sponsorship/marketing. A complete bio can be found here:

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/david-lee-fay-a237273

Naomi Yamamoto, Director

An 8-year member of British Columbia's Legislature (2009-17), Naomi held 5 cabinet positions including Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business. She is also former President and General Manager of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

Wilda Schab, Director

Wilda holds a B.Ed. (business), MA (Communications) and is a former city councillor and senior executive in the business services and golf tourism sectors. Her previous golf volunteer activities include the CLGA executive National Director of Rules and Amateur Status; President of the SK Ladies Golf Assoc.; Chair 1996 National Women’s Amateur Golf Championship; and, Chair 1986 National Junior Women’s Amateur Championship.

 

Greg Moody, Director

Greg is a retired business owner in North Vancouver. He is a 36-year member of Seymour Golf Club, a nationally certified, level three rules official, and a long-term active member of the Zone 4 committee. As Chair of the Zone Council, Greg joined the board of British Columbia Golf in 2019. He has served on the Championship Committee and is the current chair of the Finance Committee.

Shayain Gustavsp, Director

Aside from being a certified LPGA Teaching and Club Professional since 2018, Shayain has nine years of experience providing corporate sponsorship, premium sales & hospitality, customer service and specialized event planning for high net worth individuals in the United Kingdom, Spain, the U.S. and Canada. She is a specialist with a proven track record in a variety of sport industries including EPL, LaLiga, NBA, NFL, NHL & USTA.

 

Joe Higgins 

With over 25 years of experience, Joe is an accomplished, internationally recognized coach for both men's and women's teams representing Canada in wheelchair basketball at the World Championship and Paralympic levels. His work with Paralympic athletes has resulted in gold medals for Canadian wheelchair athletes since the early 1990's. Joe has also been honoured with awards at the Provincial, National and International level with his skills seeing him oversee training for high performance athletes not only in Canada but for programs in countries around the globe. 

 

Michael Cook 

Michael spent many years involved with law enforcement as a corrections officer at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre and also held security roles at various venues. He's put together a strong volunteer record including time as a youth basketball coach, Cub and Scout leader and supporter of the Firefighter's Burn Fund of Victoria. During this stretch he has been a constant contributor to the game of golf in British Columbia with BC Golf Zones 5 and 6 junior programs and has been a BC Golf Rules official since 2009. 

British Columbia Golf Staff

Chief Executive Officer

Kris Jonasson            (604) 279-2580 x204                        kris@britishcolumbiagolf.org

 

Senior Manager of Field Operations   (Rules & Competitions)

Doug Hastie                 (604) 279-2580 x203                      doug@britishcolumbiagolf.org

 

Managing Director of Player Development   

Debbie Pyne                   (604) 279-2580 x206                    debbie@britishcolumbiagolf.org

 

Head Performance Coach

Colin Lavers                   (604) 771-4838                              coach@britishcolumbiagolf.org

 

Director of Finance and Administration 

Andy Fung                       (604) 279-2580 x201                   andy@britishcolumbiagolf.org

 

Manager of Membership   

Corrie Wong                      (604) 279-2580 x202                corrie@britishcolumbiagolf.org

 

Manager of Network Service  (Course & Slope Rating) 

Kojo Frempong            (604) 279-2580 x205               support@britishcolumbiagolf.org

 

Manager, Communications/Website Editor

Bryan Outram                       (604) 279 2580 x207               bryan@britishcolumbiagolf.org

 

Manager, Golf Participation

Tyler McKay                           (604) 279-2580 x208               tyler@britishcolumbiagolf.org

 

Program Assistant, Performance 

Elizabeth Dunn                      (604) 279-2580 x209               elizabeth@britishcolumbiagolf.org