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 directors are all owners or managers of accommodations in British Columbia, plus one supplier category director.

President

Jamie Cox

Jamie joined the Team of Parkbridge Lifestyles Communities in 2014, managing Gallagher Lake Resort, in South Okanagan, one of the 38 national resorts owned by Parkbridge. Gallagher has grown in double digits since 2014, from 7,000 to 20,000 annual guest nights.

Vice President Campgrounds

Marilyn Stone

Marilyn is the Operations Manager for Pathfinder Camp Resorts which includes the operations of Fort Camping RV Resort (Fort Langley, BC); Dogwood Campground (Surrey, BC); Pathfinder Camp Resorts in Agassiz and Parksville.  Marilyn has been in this position since 2002 formerly with Duckworth Management Group. 

Vice President Lodging

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.

Treasurer

Barry Burko

Barry owned and operated a strata management company specializing in condo-hotels in Whistler BC for 22 years. Five years ago, he sold that business and moved to the Okanagan where he bought a summer campground Whispering Pines RV & Tent in Mara BC with his wife.

Directors at Large

Tammi Midgley

Tammi and her husband Titus own and operate Sheridan Lake Resort, a fishing resort on the shores of Sheridan Lake in the Cariboo, with 84 RV sites and 19 cabins. Tammi retired from her Branch Manager position after a 30-year career with the Credit Unions to run the resort where her years of business and management experience can be put to good use.   

Jennifer McKimmie

Jennifer works for the Oak Bay Marine Group as General Manager of Pedder Bay RV Resort & Marina, 85 RV Sites and a 300 slip Marina as well as Oak Bay Marina a 403 slip Marina. Born and raised in beautiful BC, Jennifer McKimmie grew up camping and fishing with family across the province.

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.

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 GM and Rentals Exec, and was responsible for National Rentals Operations.