Board of Directors


Conor Sketchley, Board Chair
Conor Sketchley was born and raised in Powell River. After high school Conor left to pursue a life in Vancouver where he climbed the corporate ladder in one of Canada’s largest restaurant brands. Leading a team of hundreds, as well as being a director of training and development, he trained hundreds of associates and managers all around the country. Since moving back to Powell River, Conor has become part owner of River City Coffee Roasters. In his spare time, he enjoys his cabin on Powell Lake, and all the wonderful joys of living in Powell River.

Mike Gormley, Board Vice-Chair is retired from a long career with the provincial government and brings many years of experience of serving in a variety of not-for-profits.  He enjoys travelling, bee-keeping and boats.  Someday he will take up writing again.

Ken Day, Treasurer, is a local consultant and CEO of Amherst Management Inc., a company that delivers design and construction expertise in the forest products industry. He enjoys biking, walking, music, fitness and developing his thirteen acres property into a park-like setting. He also enjoys spending time with his grandchildren. Ken has been a Board Member since June 2011.

Art Richards, Director, is a retired business person with a background in electronics and instrumentation. Art is new to the community of Powell River but brings a strong interest in community, ten years as a Cub Scout Leader, nine years as a soccer coach. Art has experience with and a passion for Restorative Justice, woodworking, writing, stained glass and playing the flute.

Laurette Martinson, Director, enjoys her quilters guild, choir, the many hiking trails Powell River offers and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She retired to Powell River after a varied career as a bookkeeper, Optometric Assistant, customer service representative and a small business owner.