BCLCA Board of Directors

Board of Directors

BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association is governed by a volunteer Board of dedicated individuals elected by the members of the Association. The sitting directors are all owners or managers of accommodations in British Columbia, plus one supplier category director.

President

Jamie Cox

From 2014 to 2023 Jamie Cox managed Gallagher Lake Resort, near Oliver in the South Okanagan, owned by Parkbridge Lifestyles.  In 2023 he made a career change and became the new General Manager at St. Andrews by the Lake Golf Resort near Kaleden.  Jamie has served the past three years as BCLCA President.

Vice President Campgrounds

Angie Braun

Angie, is the Managing Partner at Peachland RV Park, a recently opened RV Park located in Peachland, B.C., featuring 81 sites. With over 20 years of experience in the recreation industry, Angie has played a key role in building, operating, and managing pools, parks, playgrounds, and recreation facilities throughout Alberta.  Email: angie.b@bclca.com

Vice President Lodging

Jessica Schlamp

Jessica owns Blind Bay Resort with her husband.  Together they operate a 20-site campground, 55 slip marina, rec centre and vacation rentals. She is also active in film and television as an actor and stills photographer.  Jessica’s experience with campground operations and marketing goes back to 2006 when her family developed the resort.  She has specific expertise in the area of strata property development, with goals to participate in future resort projects. Email: jessica.s@bclca.com

Treasurer

Jeffrey Kirkman

Development Manager at Cheekye Ranch located in Squamish, Jeff is currently working on his Master of Arts in Tourism Management at Royal Roads University and is an active member in the British Columbia Lodging and Campgrounds Association as well as the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds.

Directors at Large

Sandra Van Steijn

Currently the CEO of St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino, which operates St. Eugene KOA.  Born in The Netherlands, Sandra’s career started in the Casino business in 1991 at Holland Casino.  In 2010, Sandra joined St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino in the capacity of Casino General Manager. In 2012 the Hotel operations were added to her responsibilities. In January 2016 Golf Operations, and in 2017 the RV Park were also added to her portfolio. Now she is the CEO.

Teresa Poppelwell

Teresa is co-owner and managing director of Coombs Country Campground – a 34-acre, 100 site RV and tenting resort located near Parksville/Qualicum Beach. She joined the family business in 2019 after a 20-year career working in international development for the United Nations.

Stephen Miller

Stephen is the manager of Riverside a Parkside Lifestyle Camping and RV Resort located in Whistler, B.C.

Supplier Director

Kimo Linders

Kimo is co-founder of ERTCU Travel Group and is serving as Director of En Route Travel Canada. A receptive tour operator, ERTCU is working as booking agent between campgrounds and other domestic tourism suppliers and International and Domestic Tour Operators specializing in packaged self-guided RV itineraries in Canada and the US. Previously Kimo served for 12 years at Canada’s largest RV Rental company, Fraserway RV, as dealership General Manager and Rentals Executive, and was responsible for National Rentals Operations.

BCLCA Supplier Members
Vice President Lodging