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Danny is a business consultant with over 30 years of experience. He has been involved in the growth and management of businesses in Canada, the United States and Europe. Partnering with Kootenay Peaks Advisors and as an Executive-In-Residence for the Basin RevUP Program, Danny employs an always-learning philosophy as he assists companies at all stages of growth. When not on a zoom meeting, you can find Danny running his family farm in Creston or volunteering on multiple boards.
Wade has over 20 years of successful coaching experience and is currently one of the Directors of Kootenay Peaks Advisors and leads the growth accelerator program Basin RevUP through Columbia Basin Trust.
Wade is a passionate coach that brings firsthand experience of founding start-ups and scaling growth companies. He is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs with a focus on modern leadership. He believes a business can only grow to the extent the leader does in both knowledge and understanding.
When not out there coaching other people, Wade spends his time with his wife and son in Nelson, BC, exploring all the region has to offer.
As a CEO and organizational leader, Steve has been accountable for success in; high-tech, oil field services, accommodations, retail, rental, events, and many things in between. These experiences were incredibly valuable and provided the base knowledge for his current business consulting work. He can understand the challenges of scaling a business because he has lived through them.
Steve is now raising his family in the Slocan Valley, building a family farm and try to help where he can. He believes that it takes a village to raise a child and it takes a network to build a business.
Like a true entrepreneur, Denise is excited about blazing a trail, building something from nothing, and uplifting others in the process. She has art for conceptualizing ideas and the vision and determination to bring them to fruition.
With a degree in Accounting and later a diploma in HR Management and Marketing from Cornell University/Johnson Graduate School of Management, Denise combines her education and training with over 20 years of direct experience in business leadership and strategic management.
Agriculture Business Advisor
Nyree has over 20 years of hands-on farm experience. Since moving to the Columbia Basin in 2005, she has been an active member of the farming community and the owner of a small-scale food processing business.
Nyree works with all types of primary agriculture producers and with food processors. She understands the environment that producers are working in, from the operational level to processing and distribution. Nyree is passionate about a robust food system and is fortunate to spend her time working with farmers and food producers.
Tara has always been a go-getter. Growing up in a family business naturally led Tara toward her Business Degree from the University of New Brunswick. Working for family-run companies, her businesses or government, Tara has significant exposure in various industries, keeping her curious mind busy. Tara is very active outdoors – mountain biking, dirt biking, skiing or sledding is where you can find her.
Brittany has over 15 years of marketing experience. She loves spending time outside on her farm or in the mountains with her family. Brittany is passionate about helping businesses reach their target markets and enjoys using her creativity to develop unique solutions. Brittany likes to read, cook, and travel when she's not working.