Gabriola Land Stewards Society
Board of Directors
President & Treasurer
She has owned two businesses and been a lifelong volunteer. Experienced working with many groups in different sectors, she contributes a strong belief in community, fairness and collaboration to the efforts of the land trust.
Steve thinks that Gabriola is arguably the best place in the world to live, and that we all need to do whatever we can to make it work for all Gabriolans and for the Snuneymuxw First Nation.
K. Louise Vincent
Director at Large
K. Louise’s life is rooted in social justice work and writing dedicated to care of community and land. She brings a lifelong commitment to ethics, education, recovery and cultural safety.
As the Commons Covenant chair she helped write a covenant protecting ecological, agricultural and social aspects of community owned land on Gabriola.
Director at Large
Raven is a retired environmental law lawyer and mediator. He has served on the Boards of several nonprofit groups over the years. He is committed to keeping Gabriola a green and sustainable place to live.
Representing Gabriola Housing Society
Carol has a background in education and volunteering.
She is particularly concerned about increasing our community capacity for improving the housing situation on the island and on any effort to develop more food security and a circular economy.
Representing Sustainable Gabriola
John played a key role in establishing the Robinson Woods covenant on Gabriola, which is held by AF.
Mary Lee Burns
Representing People for a Healthy Community
Mary Lee is part of ‘People for a Healthy Community’ who are working to provide support for those in vulnerable positions in a way that builds community, maintains dignity and challenges inequities. She believes that if we work collaboratively and creatively we can find a solution to any problem.
David Oliver Reid
Representing Gabriola Agricultural Co-op
David has been a Gabriola resident for over 30 years, raising three children and building homes and community here. After 20 years as a commercial fisher, he created a new social enterprise called Playbriola that provides opportunities for play, and advocates for children’s right to play and removing barriers to risky play.
Representing Gabriola Commons
I support positive change to make the world a liveable place for all. I am a retired academic, partner, mother, sister, friend, and grandmother. I spend significant time volunteering with organizations that contribute to positive change.