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Peter Scherle
Director

Peter Scherle has 30 years of experience in locally-minded business and has worked in retail, hospitality and real estate development.

Henry Jansen
Director

Henry is actively involved in the local community and has served on the boards of the University of the Fraser Valley for six years and a local Christian school for 26 years.

Gloria Daly
Director

A former alderman with the City of Nanaimo and long-time community advocate, Gloria is a textile artist and the owner and resident instructor of Studio G Art. Gloria has extensive governance experience serving on the credit union board.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Peter Podovinikoff
Chair

Peter Podovinikoff is one of the founders of the First West Foundation. He is a Certified General Accountant (CGA) and retired from the executive team of Envision Financial in 2004. For his extensive community work, Mr. Podovinikoff was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

Quentin Bruns
Director

Quentin was born and raised in Enderby and has a long history of community involvement. Quentin has served as a hockey coach, soccer coach and a 4-H leader. He has also served as president of the North Okanagan Holstein club, a board member of the B.C. Holstein Club and an executive member of the Kamloops-Okanagan Dairymen's Association. 

Ken Voth
Director

Ken Voth is a lifetime resident of the Fraser Valley and is involved in the development and construction industries throughout the Lower Mainland. In 1980, Mr. Voth was elected to the first board of Clearbrook Credit Union (which eventually became First West Credit Union).

Richard Hill
Director

As president and owner of Yellow Point Lodge Ltd., Richard has many years of experience in the hospitality industry. Richard is a strong community supporter and is the founder of the ongoing “Kick One In” program that helps Vancouver Island food banks feed families. 

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