Seniors provide a wealth of experience and historic knowledge to our community, and typically provide a high degree of volunteerism. A brief look at MAC's Board of Directors indicates the diversity of skills that are typical of our seniors in Whistler.
I’m a native British Columbian who came to Whistler from the Greater Vancouver area in 1969 to ski for the first time. That was all it took, the “hook was in” and as luck would have it, my wife Gail and I moved here permanently in 1996. I was a realtor for 40 years (the last 20 in Whistler) and retired in 2015. We keep active and young at heart skiing, biking, golfing, snow shoeing, playing tennis and pickle ball. In our retirement we both have found time to join and support various not for profit societies and enjoy volunteering when possible. I am delighted to be on the MAC Board of Directors and look forward seeing what is in the future for this wonderful organization.
Charalyn Kriz BSc(Hon), MSc(Chem)
A property owner in Whistler since 1984, Charalyn retired to Whistler in 2006 after a career in the public service in environmental protection programs. Blackcomb Mountain Safety, FoodBank, MAC Social Committee.
Retired computer consultant and President of M4 Computer Systems, Ski instructor at Whistler Blackcomb.
Dawn Minett, B.SC, CGA
Retired accountant now living in Whistler full time after 30 years of spending part of her time here. Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Host, Village Host, and volunteer extraordinaire.
Kathy White has been skiing at Whistler since childhood and was a ski instructor at Whistler-Blackcomb 1984 to 1994 then moved to Vancouver Island for 22 years of mild weather and sailboat racing before returning to Whistler in her mid 50's to continue a career in real estate and community volunteering, since 2015. From a sales and marketing background in her career, Kathy looks forward to being a MAC Board member to help with the development of marketing materials and engaging with the community + MAC members to promote the benefits of membership and work on other special projects for MAC.
Michael comes to us with a wealth of previous Board experience – From the Museum Board to the Chamber of Commerce. He has also sat on many advisory boards for the municipality and Whistler 2020. Michael, like many of us, spent some time as a ski instructor, and is a 40+ year resident of Whistler with a keen interest in housing our seniors’ community. He is very familiar with the landscape of Whistler’s currrent situation. He knows and understands our WHA covenants currently in place. He is knowledgeable about the issues facing our community and wishes to be a part of the solutions.
Dave served 26 years in the Canadian Forces as a pilot and military police officer and 10 years in the Privy Council Office as a security policy analyst and director. He’s been a Whistler Blackcomb ski instructor since 2005. He and Lynn have been property owners in Whistler since 1996.