Meet Our Forest Management Team
The Clinton and District Community Forest is governed by a Board of Directors, approved and appointed by the Village of Clinton. The Board currently consists of seven (7) Volunteer Directors who are all residents of the community. The Board seeks to benefit the local area through programs such as the Firewood donation program, the Scholarships and Bursaries Program and the Community Funding Program.
Director Fennell moved to Clinton in the spring of 1978 with his wife, Blanche, and feels lucky to have resided here ever since. A former Village of Clinton Councillor and Mayor, Director Fennell was asked to be a member of the Committee tasked with researching and obtaining a Community Forest Tenure for the Village of Clinton. After helping to form the Clinton Community Forest (CCF) Director Fennell wished to be a part of the exciting venture and was appointed to the Board in 2014, upon incorporation of the CCF.
Working in places such as Likely, Riske Creek, 100 Mile House and Clinton Director Fennell spent 35 years of his career working for the Ministry of Forests. His duties at the Ministry included Silviculture, Cruising, Protection and Range, providing him with well-rounded experience in the forest industry. Currently retired, Director Fennell enjoys volunteering and serves on the Boards of many volunteer organizations and spent 12 years as a Director on the Board of Integris Credit Union.
An outdoors enthusiast, Director Fennell enjoys Cross Country Skiing, Atving, Camping and Hiking. The Director and Chairman of the board also recently took up Kayaking, though he says he is still to master the art of consistently catching a fish. The great outdoors are usually enjoyed with his family, including his wife, 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.
Director Henk Hanemaayer has resided in the Clinton Area for the last 55 years and joined the Clinton Community Forest Board of Directors in May of 2017. Presently Director Hanemaayer is semi-retired, though still active in the business community. Director Hanemaayer and his wife, Willemina, have successfully raised three children in the area and are proud residents of the TNRD/Cariboo region.
Over the years Director Hanemaayer operated a service station/Restaurant and he and his wife owned and operated a residential home and school for the special needs population in BC. After retiring from this vocation, Director Hanemaayer became active in the education system as a substitute teacher and as a full-time shop teacher for a few years.
As Director Hanemaayer believes strongly in the principle that you are never too old to learn new things, in his 50’s he successfully took up the profession of Realtor. Director Hanemaayer retired as a realtor 14 years ago, in order to concentrate on authoring and publishing. Presently Director Hanemaayer publishes a number of titles of his interest as an “ePub” Publisher.
Over the last 25 years Director Hanemaayer has served as a Director on the Board of the Living Waters Christian Fellowship in Clinton and is currently serving on the Board of the Integris Credit Union, As well as acting as Vice-Chair on the Board of the Clinton and District Community Forest.
Moving to Clinton in 1976, Director Dyck has lived and raised a family in Clinton over the last 44 years. Director Dyck began working in the logging industry at 16 years old, learning how logging operations were run, from falling trees to loading them on trucks. Over the years, Director Dyck has worked as a Buckerman, Skidder Operator, Loader Operator and even spent a short time as a Processor Operator.
At one time, Director Dyck owned a skidder and loader, employing 5 to 20 people at a time producing fence posts and rails for a local sawmill. In 1991 Director Dyck was employed by the Chasm Sawmill and was promoted to a management position a few years later. His position at the Chasm Sawmill has provided Director Dyck the opportunity to learn all aspects of sawmilling and instilled a great deal of respect for BC’s forests and proper Forest Management.
Director Dyck joined the Board of the Clinton Community Forest (CCF) in 2016 and feels privileged to have the opportunity and ability to give back to the Forest and the Community in a small but satisfying way. Benefitting the Village of Clinton and local non-profit groups through the CCF has been a very rewarding experience for Director Dyck.
When not Volunteering, Director Dyck enjoys hunting, fishing and camping with his children, Grandchildren and his wife of 33 years, Daniela.
Director Kane lived in Clinton from 1980 to 1982 and moved back in 2003. Operating a small sawmill of one kind or another for over 30 years Director Kane has a wealth of experience in the forest industry. Purchasing logs over the last 25 years for his business have given Director Kane an in depth knowledge of interior log species and quality which he is pleased to bring to the table at the Clinton Community Forest (CCF). When not busy with his sawmill businesses Director Kane worked in retail building supplies for over 20 years. Currently Director Kane operates a small, custom cut sawmill operation as well as managing the Clinton Home Building Centre.
After discussions with the General Manager of the Revelstoke Community Forest, Director Kane learned what an asset a community forest could be for the community and surrounding area and joined the CCF Board of Directors in October of 2014. Director Kane considers acting as a Director and seeing the CCF grow into its current position, benefiting the community, a very fulfilling accomplishment.
As an avid outdoorsman Director Kane enjoys Fishing, Quadding, Skiing, Boating and Camping with friends and family. When not busy managing his two businesses, he utilizes any spare time woodworking and playing hockey at the local rink.
Christine RivettVillage of Clinton Councillor
Director Rivett and her husband, Jim, took early retirement and moved to Clinton in 2008. Christine has owned/ridden horses for 50+ years and therefore has a great appreciation for the outdoors and its landscape.
In 2018 Director Rivett was elected to Council for the Village of Clinton and The Clinton & District Community Forest became part of her portfolio. Director Rivett brings years of administrative management to her position as a Director and although her knowledge of forestry is limited she continues to learn and is an active participant in all meetings/activities.
Director Rivett believes the Community Forest plays an integral part in the community. Yes there is a financial gain to the village but the scope is much broader than that. Through selective harvesting of trees, the community forest ensures our forests are healthy and a healthy forest is a valuable asset to any community. A well a maintained forest is appealing not only to the eye, but community wise it also attracts tourists for biking, hiking, riding, walking which in turns will increase the demand for accommodates, eateries, shops, gas and groceries in the Village of Clinton.
Director Maclean moved to Clinton in 1989 and has resided in our small community with his family ever since. Director Maclean was a natural fit for the Clinton Community Forest (CCF) Board of Directors having spent his whole working career in the Forestry sector. Since beginning his career Director Maclean has contracted in all aspects of forestry and currently works for Jatco Timber LTD supervising logging operations. Over his career Director Maclean has also worked in fire suppression, including initial attack firefighting and prescribed burn contracts.
Due to his interest in responsible Forest Management and his vast background in the forestry industry Director Maclean was appointed to the CCF Board at its inception in 2014. Director Maclean wanted to become involved with the Board to see the CCF benefit Clinton and the surrounding area. Watching the CCF grow and help the Community and its residents has been a rewarding and satisfying experience for Director Maclean and he looks forward to seeing it continue to do good in the community.
When not juggling his busy work and volunteer schedule, Director Maclean enjoys an outdoor lifestyle in his off time, which has been known to include Boating, Camping and Motorcycling. Another of Director Maclean’s passions is traveling with his wife and family to new places.
Director Alexander moved to Clinton with his wife, Sandra, in 2017 and is the newest addition to the Board of Directors, appointed in 2019. Director Alexander has always been involved in the forest industry, whether it being in logging or remanufacturing. Spending seven years in the logging industry, Director Alexander did everything from conventional and high-lead to horse logging.
For over 20 years, Director Alexander worked in the wood remanufacturing industry focusing on finger jointing and laminating wood products. Director Alexander held positions from a Lumber Grader, Foreman to Plant Manager and helped in the development process of cold cure finger-jointed edge-glue structural lumber and has developed and built many specialized woodworking machinery.
Though Director Alexander is currently self-employed with his own wood work shop, he enjoys being a productive member of a team which drew him to join the Clinton Community Forest Board of Directors. Fishing, hiking, and woodworking in his own shop and spending time with his grandchildren are among Director Alexander’s Favourite pastimes. Director Alexander looks forward to contributing his experience to the betterment of the Community Forest, which he believes is a valuable resource for the Community and Area.