Chair - Jonathan Pew - Summerland
Jon is a retired Professional Agrologist who completed his career with the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food as the Provincial Underwriting Manager for BC Crop Insurance. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Environmental Biology and has a broad work experience which includes wildlife management, fruit growing, and in horticulture and agrology in the context of providing sustainable insurance in agriculture.
Jon is an avid fly fisherman and sea kayaker who enjoys spending a good portion of his life standing in a river or experiencing the unique, unmatched beauty of British Columbia.
Vice-Chair - Don Krogseth - Vancouver
Don Krogseth a long time resident of BC is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from UBC. He has held many Director Positions in both corporate and community organizations -- from a senior partner at Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd to his current Director’s positions on the Advisory Board of the Nature Trust of BC, and The Rivers Institute of BC. Sport fishing, particularly fly fishing around our Province, is one of his special interests.
Secretary Treasurer - James Gordon - Vancouver
James is a strategy and operations management consultant with Deloitte. He has been with the Firm since 1999, the first six years being a member of the London, UK practice. His focus is assisting public sector clients to enhance their organizational and operational performance which includes the areas of strategic and business planning, performance management, program leadership, process design, and transitional change. James is responsible for the Firm’s work with the BC Government resource management ministries and is a lecturer on the University of British Columbia’s Certificate in Project Management program.
Director - Bill Camden - Victoria
Bill Camden is a Chartered Accountant and a co-founder of the firm Norgaard Neale Camden Ltd. in Victoria, which was started in 1993. He was also involved in municipal politics for many years as the Mayor of the Town of View Royal and has helped various non-profit organizations. Bill was a volunteer fire fighter for 10 years and has dabbled in various activities including obtaining his flying licence, motorcycling, scuba diving and Shotokan Karate. He has fished off the west coast for many years without much success. He is hoping for better luck in British Columbia’s freshwater fishing grounds.
Director - Gord Argue - North Vancouver
Gord Argue has spent most of his life in Vancouver graduating from UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is retired following completion of an extensive career as a Senior Partner with Hewitt Associates in Vancouver. He has also served as a Director for a variety of organizations including the BC Human Resource Management Association for whom he was President. He currently acts as a Director for Turning Point Recovery Society. In retirement he enjoys a variety of activities including golf, boating, tennis, motorcycling, fly fishing and photography.
Director - Dana Atagi - Smithers
Dana Atagi is the head of the fish and wildlife section and regional manager for the Skeena Region of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Dana holds B.Sc. (Zoology) and M.Sc. (Zoology) from the University of British Columbia and is a registered professional biologist. He has worked in regional operations for the various provincial fish and wildlife agencies since 1994. He has extensive experience in the assessment of and management of freshwater sports fisheries. He lives in Smithers with his partner Valerie and their golden retriever (Yukon). Besides angling, he enjoys traveling, playing and coaching hockey, golfing and hunting.
Director - Tom Ethier - Victoria
Tom Ethier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Resource Stewardship Division, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations. Tom is an Assistant Deputy Minister with responsibilities for the stewardship of BC's forests, water, fish and wildlife resources. His career with the BC Public Service has included being a regional fish and wildlife biologist in the Okanagan, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Branch, Chief Negotiator for Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. Tom has been in his current role since May of 2012.
President (Ex-Officio) - Andrew Wilson - Victoria
Andrew Wilson became the Freshwater Fisheries Society President in 2015 and is an ex-officio member of our Board of Directors. Andrew left government in 2014 to become Vice President, Sport Fishing Division, with the Society. Prior to -that he held the position of Director, Fish and Wildlife Branch, for the Province for three years and spent five years as the Provincial Fisheries Manager. He brings a wealth of fisheries management experience to the Society and the senior executive position. Andrew lives in Victoria and is an avid angler.