Community and professional service

  • Director, Innovation Island – April 2017 – current
  • Director, Travel and Tourism Research Association- Canadian Chapter – 2016 – current
  • Director, BC Rural Network – 2016 – current
  • Member, National Extension Tourism Design Team – 2008- present
  • Member Scientific Committee for Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas
  • Board Member of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation – 2011 – 2014
  • Member – Canadian Rural Research Network – 2010 to present
  • Member of TTRA Canada – 2009 -present
  • Member of BC Rural Network – 2010 to present
  • Member of Wilderness Tourism Association of BC – 2010 to 2014
  • Member of the Tourism Leadership Committee for the Economic Development Corporation of Nanaimo – 2011 – 2015
  • Steering Committee member – Cowichan Agriculture Market Research Project (CAMP) 2012-2013
  • Member of the BC Knowledge Mobilization Partnership, an initiative of the former BC Rural Secretariat to link BC rural communities with academic institutions – 2010 – 2013
  • Invited Advisory Member on the “BC Rural Project” to develop a position paper on the Social prosperity of BC rural areas, with emphasis on the Pine Beetle Infested areas – 2011-12
  • Member of Go2 Tourism Labour Market Research Advisory Committee –2011-2012
  • Invited member to the BC Rural Secretariat “Rural Dialogue” in 2011 to support provincial policy makers
  • Appointed to the BC Tourism Research Taskforce – 2008-2009
  • Member of Advisory Committee for the BC Cultural Tourism Strategy 2009- present
  • Member of Canadian Research Taskforce for the Canadian Parks and Recreation Society – 2007-08
  • Director on the Board of Tourism Association of Vancouver Island 2004 to 2008
  • Lifetime member of World Leisure, Management Commission since 1998.
  • Member of World Tourism Organization