Meet The Team
The staff of the CCCTA is a small team of individuals that all work together to achieve their tourism goals.
Amy Thacker – CEO
Amy has a passion for rural tourism and economic development. Since joining the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, she has led destination management, including award-winning programs such as the Gold Rush Trail, Great Bear Rainforest and Cariboo Reputation Recovery collaboratives. A champion for rural Emergency Management, Amy serves on the provincial Tourism Emergency Management Committee, the BC Regional Tourism Secretariat, Destination BC’s Tourism Marketing Committee, is a board member of BCDMOA and the Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce. Thacker believes the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region holds untapped potential and unlimited opportunities for excellence.
Glenn Mandziuk – Interim CEO
Glenn Mandziuk, former CEO of Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, will be leading government relations and the CCCT role at the BCRTS, Destination BC and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport. Glenn brings his experience engaging with all levels of industry and government on social, environmental and business issues, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada’s Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), with its 4,000 industry stakeholders. Glenn’s leadership, together with a motivated team, resulted in TOTA being recognized as a global champion of excellence and innovation in sustainable destination management and responsible industry development practices. In a first in the Americas, TOTA received the Responsible Tourism Institute’s Biosphere Gold Certification, in addition to the UNWTO Quest Certification for excellence in leadership, execution and governance capacities – only the third such recognition for a destination management organization in the world.
Beverly Evans – Director of Business Development & Travel Trade
Beverly works with operators and wholesalers on developing the products, services, and routes that travellers want to explore in our region. Her responsibilities include working with operators who are currently “export ready”, meaning they’re ready for us to market their locations internationally, or to help operators get to that point. Beverly knows we live in a spectacular region with outstanding operators, and she knows how to communicate that to other overseas markets.
Tim Milne – Interim Director of Marketing
Tim has been Director of the Great Bear Project last five years for CCCT, which brings together DBC Co-op Marketing, Destination Development, and First Nations relations on the Central Coast. Tim has 25 years of working in communications, media, and television and has been a mountain guide, a boat captain, a national team snowboard coach, and a B.C. canoe and kayak team coach. He will be operating out of his office on Denny Island on the Central Coast.
Mackenzie Moore – Interim Director of Destination Development
Amber Stratton – Finance Manager
Amber was born and raised in the 150 Mile House area and is raising her family there today. She came to work at Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism in August of 2018 as the Finance Manager and numbers ‘guru’. Amber supports the team in keeping budgets on track, manages the annual audits and prepares statements. In Amber’s spare time she enjoys gardening and escaping to the lake.
Jolene Lammers – Destination Development Manager
Rehan Siddiqui – Destination Stewardship Manager
Geoff Moore – Travel Media & Film Manager
Davana Stafford – Brand & Project Manager
Jonny Bierman – Social Media Coordinator