Meet your 2017 CAMRA BC Executive
President: Paddy Treavor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paddy has been part of the BC craft beer scene for 20+ years, traveling the whole spectrum from craft beer convert, to enthusiast, to full-on activist and advocate whose name is firmly connected with the politics of craft beer. Paddy did not join CAMRA BC until 2010 when he was inspired by advocacy work by then-Vancouver president, Martin Williams, but then went on the become Vancouver branch president from 2011-2013 before founding the Powell River branch in 2013. Paddy is well known for his advocacy work in the craft beer community.
Vice President: Martin Williams, email@example.com
Long time craft beer enthusiast, formerly VP and President of CAMRA Vancouver. Advocate of sessional beers.
Treasurer: Dave Garton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bio and photo to be posted soon
Secretary: Glen Stusek, email@example.com
BC born and proud of it, Glen is a professional accountant, working hard for the taxpayers of BC by day, and for the craft beer consumers of BC in his off hours.
He has the dubious distinction of being the longest-serving member of an executive position with CAMRA BC, having been active with the Victoria Branch for over 15 years, including the past 13 as its President. He was a director at large for the 1st 2 years, and has been a member of CAMRA BC since 1995.
He was looking forward to stepping back and just enjoying being a member of CAMRA BC, being like most others and simply showing up to the events planned by the branch executive, while providing advice as necessary as the past president. That retirement lasted all of 2 weeks or so, when opportunity came knocking in the form of the nominations for the CAMRA BC executive, and specifically the opportunity to work with Paddy Treavor on the BC executive team in 2017.
BC now has new leadership at the branch level in Victoria and Powell River, and the overall BC executive benefits from the continuity afforded by having both Paddy and Glen stepping up to the BC level. Glen is really looking forward to working with the entire BC executive.
In addition to his role with CAMRA BC, Glen has also been active with the Great Canadian Beer Festival for many years, primarily as manager of the Saturday beer booth volunteers. He is also one of the co-founders and directors of Victoria Beer Week, a non-profit society providing more craft beer fueled fun and education in Victoria each March.
Glen is happy to see the new energy and momentum building for CAMRA BC throughout the province as a result of the growth in membership and branches, and is optimistic about the future for the society if this positive momentum and energy translates into action on key priorities and initiatives.
Vancouver President: David Perry, firstname.lastname@example.org
David began his tenure with CAMRA Vancouver in 2014, first working on the communications team doing social media work. Shortly afterwards, he was asked to step into the Community Liaison role – which he accepted with great delight. As Community Liaison, David got to work very closely with various community members, including new breweries, new pubs and members alike. Being people oriented, and embedded in the community, it seemed only fitting for him to accept nomination for the 2015-2016 presidency. As President, David is hoping to work closely with members and address the issues that matter to them. Have a gripe? Some Kudos? A Question? Feel free to contact him and let him know, we swear he is a nice guy! Outside of the beer community, David works for a local Tech Startup (Shoutout #TeamClio), holds a third degree black belt in ITF Taekwon-do and can quote the entire Star Wars Trilogy complete with sound effects!
Powell River President: Brandon Frey, email@example.com
As an import from Ontario I wasn’t really privy to craft beer growing up since it wasn’t really that prevalent at the time. Since moving to BC five years ago I have gained an enormous amount of appreciation for craft beer and can’t see myself partaking in anything else. It has become a part of what BC means to me along with its beautiful landscapes and rich history. I’ve been working in the craft beer industry for a couple years now and have met some of the most fantastic people over a pint. The stories we swap and memories we share are the joy that comes with this culture and I couldn’t be more proud to call this little slice of heaven on the Sunshine Coast home. Looking forward to the year ahead, cheers!
South Okanagan President: Kim Lawton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Lawton has been a part of the BC craft beer scene for over 8 years as Marketing Director at Cannery Brewing in Penticton. She has helped with the marketing at Okanagan Fest-of-Ale for many years and helped organize Brewski at Apex Resort. She is also the Okanagan correspondent for BC Craft Beer Month and she was a columnist with the now defunct BC Craft Beer News. Kim and a passionate crew of craft beer lovers have been uniting the troops in the interior of the province with the recent establishment of the CAMRA South Okanagan branch where she currently serves as President.
South Fraser President: Terry Hickey, email@example.com
Terry is a family man, a beer blogger, a Prud’homme Certified Level 1 Beer Enthusiast, occasional home brewer and a has been passionate craft beer fan for years. As President of CAMRA South Fraser, Terry is dedicated to growing and expanding our membership, local advocacy and working with members on local issues important to us while creating a strong branch that will be successful for years to come.
Victoria President: Greg Garner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg, a long time craft beer fan, was introduced to CAMRA when his (now wife) purchased him a membership as a birthday present in 2012. There’s been no looking back. Since joining the organization Greg has served as membership chair, treasurer, and VP until being elected as president in 2017. A native Victorian, Greg is an avid runner (to balance out the beer consumption), is a UVic graduate and Certified Financial Planner by trade.