MEET YOUR BOARD

grant-olsenGRANT OLSEN – President
Grant is 35 years old and has been a KCC member since 1984. He is a 3-time club champion and 1995 BC Junior Champion (4th at Canadians).He has been a Board member from 1998-2000 and from 2009 to present.Grant has also served as Sportsman’s chair 1998 to 2000 and from 2009 to present and Men’s league coordinator 2009-2012. Employed by Peregrine Express as a postal courier.
STAN FIKE – Vice President
I am a family physician, and have worked here for 31 years.  I am an active Rotarian, with many developing country assistance trips done.  I am on the board of directors for my Rotary club, the ASK Society, and a Canada-wide Rotary NGO representing over 75,000 Rotarians.  I have experience in board governance, strategic planning and finance.
ELAINE PREST – Treasurer
femaleCATHY AUSMUS – Director
Curling has been a wonderful sport for me.  Even after 20 years, I look forward to each September when a new season starts.   I have a spouse and two daughters and two  grandchildren.  Kamloops has been my home since 1970 having moved from Vancouver to get away from the rain. Being raised in Saskatchewan, I was more accustomed to snow than rain.  I am enjoying retirement after working in the healthcare field for 40 years.
GARRY BADER – Director
Garry moved to Kamloops approx. two years ago from Burlington, Ontario, where he lived for 18 years. Prior to that, he lived in B.C.  Garry lived in Kamloops from 1975-78 while he worked in the Royal Bank on Victoria St.  He retired from Royal Bank in Burlington, ON as Regional VP (formerly Area Manager).  He was responsible for all aspects of Regional  banking, including marketing/sales, community representation, profitability and growth, human resource management, and many other duties involving “running” a banking system in a heavily populated, competitive Region.  Lots of fun!   Garry enjoyed the marketing and community representation the most. He has been involved in several curling clubs as his job took him around the country – Golden Ears Curling Club, Maple Ridge (President), Burlington Golf and Country Club (Curling Co-Ordinator and President) – to name a few.  Garry brings knowledge of the challenges curling clubs face.
 ALLISON MACINNES – Director
 RON MACDONALD – Director
karla-thompsonKARLA THOMPSON – Director
Karla moved to Kamloops in 2002 and has 19+ years of curling experience.  Her curling accomplishments include a 2nd place finish at the 2002 BC Junior Provincials, 3rd place finish at the 2008 BC Scotties and a 2nd place finish at the 2009 BC Scotties.  She also competed at the 2008 Scotties Tournament of Hearts (playing 3rd).  She is currently coaching 2 high school teams from NorKam Secondary and is running the High School League. Karla teaches Elementary School in Savona, is a mom of a 2 year old girl and is expecting a baby boy in April!
brad-thompsonBRAD THOMPSON – Director
frank-mayhoodFRANK MAYHOOD – Director
Born in Calgary Alberta at the height of the baby boom, Frank Mayhood spent his early years in the southern Alberta village of Ralston where he first experienced curling at the two sheet Suffield Experimental Station rink. At Westwood Collegiate in Winnipeg in 1969-70, Frank learned the art of competitive curling from his math teacher and former Brier participant, Norm Hoak. Frank has competed ever since, spending seasons at clubs from Victoria to Ottawa. Frank has reached the SACA playdowns in both men’s and mixed and BC Interior Playdowns, but never made it to Provincials. Frank volunteered as a Director of the Calgary Curling Club from 1987-90, Kamloops Curling Club 1995-98, and Signage for the ’96 Brier and ’98 Worlds. He is the Chair of the 2013 Crown of Curling, a job he did in 2007, and has worked on the Crown committee most years since arriving in Kamloops in 1992.Frank retired in May 2012 from his role as the City of Kamloops’ Information Technology Manager (Head Geek, he calls it). He is still keeping his hand in with sporadic consulting assignments under the company name Frickland Enterprises.
ron-douglasRON DOUGLAS – Director
Ron is in his second term as a Director, he has been a member of the Kamloops curling club since 1985.  He comes from a long family of members of the Kamloops Curling club notably his parents, John & Louise (nee Grass/Douglas).  Ron currently plays on Team DeCap in the Super league and also participates in the Thursday night men’s league.