Our Staff

With the goal of serving the membership and leading the network, Community Futures British Columbia's staff work to advance the priorities of the BC Community Futures network.

Catherine Simmons

Committee and Board Liaison

As the Committee and Board Liaison, Catherine provides administrative support to the Board and various committees associated with Community Futures BC. Originally from the UK, Catherine immigrated to Canada in 2002 and has lived in Mission BC since that time.

Her background is 15 years in Biotech project support as a scientist and an administrator. She is interested in amateur photography.

Vanessa Tveitane

EDP Project Coordinator

Vanessa brings over ten years of senior operations, project management and finance experience to the EDP Project Coordinator Role. Originally from Kamloops, Vanessa has lived in Victoria, Ottawa and Brussels.

She has worked at the Tourism Industry Association of Canada as well as the Fisheries Council of Canada. Vanessa enjoys running, cycling and being in the outdoors.

Dugan Selkirk

EDP Business Advisor

Dugan brings 20 years of experience launching and running start ups and consulting to those doing the same.  Dugan is passionate about helping start up founders access capital to help their businesses grow and specifically helping those entrepreneurs with additional challenges to level the playing field and have equal access to opportunities.

Dugan has lived and worked throughout North and South America and the Pacific region.  His diverse cultural and professional background allows him to communicate effectively and build trust and reciprocity with all walks of life.  He can quickly identify good ideas and good teams and give guidance and mentorship along the way. 

T: 778-994-9283
E: dselkirk@communityfutures.ca

Brianna Darby

Member & Client Services Coordinator

Brianna brings over ten years of management experience within the hospitality industry to her position as the Member & Client Services Coordinator. As a local, born and raised in the Fraser Valley, Brianna is very interested in supporting the growth of the local community. She is passionate about the outdoors, dogs, and photography.


Community Futures British Columbia
C230-7871 Stave Lake Street
Mission, BC  V2V 0C5

About Community Futures

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