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.
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 & Tourism Emergency Program Manager
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
Alison Duddy – Accessibility Program Advisor
Alison will be working to help our tourism sector become more accessible, and help operators learn about universal design, grow their businesses to appeal to the aging tourist population as well as those with disabilities. She works with Spinal Injury BC so she is a wealth of knowledge and experience, and brings a large network of accessibility professionals.
Lesley Chang – Travel Media & Travel Trade Lead
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Jonny Bierman – Social Media Coordinator