BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Barry
Dashner
Chair
Barrydashner

Having lived in and around Vancouver for 66 years, the most recent 14 years in Fort Langley, Barry appreciate all that this area of the world has to offer. He is happily married with 3 daughters, 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. With a technical degree (1974) and significant work experience started a ‘high technology’ industrial controls company (1978), and focusing on staff, customers and technology grew it into a leading vision systems company throughout North America and Europe. The company was successfully acquired in 2012. Time with family and friends, rowing on the Bedford channel, travel and business consulting keeps Barry active and looking towards the future with enthusiasm.

Catherine
Cook
Director
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Catherine has called Langley home for almost 30 years, moved to Fort Langley in 2012 and lives in Bedford Landing with her husband Pat and their dog Wilson. She has worked in the financial services industry for the past 29 years and has experience in community giving and event management.

During her spare time she likes to spend time with family and friends, walking along the riverside with her dog, reading, travelling and generally enjoying the lifestyle afforded to us in the beautiful Lower Mainland of BC. Her family also includes an adult son and daughter who have left the nest.

Frank
Cox
Director

Frank Cox was born in Miles City, Montana, and since immigrating to Canada in 1965 has enjoyed various vocations including: work in the forest industry, owning and operating various fishing vessels, work in international community development with CUSO, fishing industry union rep and contract negotiator, and Co-manager of a fishing industry adjustment and re-training program. Currently, Frank works as a landscape designer and installer, as well as conducting coastal marine adventure tours on his retired fishing vessel.

Frank brings a wealth of organizational experience to the board, having served as chair for the board of the Georgia Strait Alliance, board member of the False Creek Harbour Authority, chair of the Fort Langley Community Association, and co-chair of the Fort Langley Community Improvement Society. Frank has lived in Fort Langley since 2007 with his wife and fellow community activist Toni Henderson at 9385 Casimir Street. Both Frank and Toni share with others the commitment to building a vibrant, walk-able , environmentally progressive village.

Kelly
Holmes
Director
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Kelly Holmes has lived in Langley since moving to Walnut Grove in 1988. Later she then moved with her family to Fort Langley and has stayed there for the last twenty years. She has been an active member of the community volunteering at local community events and local charities.

Kelly is a docent at the Langley Centennial Museum and currently sits on the Museum Advisory Committee for the Township of Langley, and has sat on the Heritage Advisory Committee for the Township. Kelly has worked with galleries in the local area, displaying her fused glass. Kelly is focused on helping to keep Fort Langley and the Township growing and the sense of community that can be found here.

Shona
DeGuzman
Director

Originally immigrating from Scotland to Vancouver in 1967, Shona have now been living in Fort Langley since 1971. She attended both Fort Langley elementary and Fort Junior High schools finishing off with grades 11 & 12 at Langley Senior Secondary. She worked as an MOA for the 4 original founding physicians of the Fort Medical Practice and most recently as an Executive assistant for a High Tech Co. Shona is happily married with two daughters. Fort Langley has been my home for 47 years and she feels fortunate to have raised my own children here in this quaint and bustling village.

Maureen
Rose
Director
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Maureen Rose moved to Fort Langley in 2015 and lives on Bedford Trail on the river with her husband Rob along with a dog and two cats. She has degrees in Anthropology, History, and Horticulture and is a retired horticulturist and garden designer. She's an avid gardener, a foodie, and a passionate hockey player. Maureen was born in Toronto and has lived in Ottawa since she was a child. Her family includes two adult daughters, their husbands and one grandson in Ontario.

Rob
Rose
Director
Robrose

Rob Rose moved to Fort Langley in 2015 and lives on Bedford Trail on the river with his wife Maureen along with a dog and two cats. He has been a senior software executive for some of Canada's largest software companies. Today, he advises many software businesses on a variety of topics. He's a foodie and an avid musician. Rob was born in The United States and has lived in Ottawa since he was a child. His family includes two adult daughters, their husbands and one grandson in Ontario.

Eric
Woodward
Secretary
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Eric Woodward started investing in Fort Langley in 2005, eventually acquiring up to 38% of the commercial core of Fort Langley. Since that time Statewood Properties Ltd greatly improved overall tenant mix management, completed multiple façade improvements and extensive renovations, and, more recently, completed new construction with the high-end LEED Gold Coulter Berry Building at the corner of Glover Road and Mavis Avenue.

Eric was previously a software technologist founding or co-founding multiple Internet-based startups, such as Internet Direct, at one time the largest internet service provider (ISP) in Western Canada, Mail.com, which completed a NASDAQ IPO in 1998, and DomainWorks, which sold privately in 2008.

Growing up in Langley, Eric lives in Fort Langley. He is serving his 1st term as a Township of Langley Councillor, elected in 2018. He was the President of the Fort Langley Business Improvement Association for 5 years from 2012-2017. He also served as a Director of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation from 2014-2018. Eric has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.