Board of Directors
Chief Arnold Clifton/ Wii Hai Waas
Chair of the Board
Bio coming soon
Teresa Robinson is a Gitga’at member and full-time resident in Hartley Bay. She has been gainfully employed with Gitga’at First Nation for over 20 years, currently as band manager. She also has a family partnership in bear touring which has created jobs for local and surrounding Gitga’at for over 10 years. Teresa has been married for over 15 years and has three beautiful children. Her grandparents raised her in all aspects of Gitga’at culture, language, knowledge and tradition and she has a vested interest in the future of the Gitga’at. She has been taught respect and protocol in the hereditary system of the nation. Her experiences have been and will continue in all clan business, protocol, feasting and tradition.
Bruce Cullen has been a leader in BC’s energy management markets for the past 25 years. His firm,
Cullen Energy, became the largest residential ‘Power Smart’ contractor in the province. It was in this
capacity that Bruce started to work with First Nations communities. In his leadership role at software
company, Pulse Energy, he co-created an innovative Micro Smart Grid in partnership with Hartley Bay.
This successful technology effort delivered significant energy and financial savings to the Nation and
played a large role in supporting the community’s goal to be the greenest First Nation in Canada.
Currently, Bruce teaches sustainable energy management at BCIT.
Carla Guerrera melds the fields of real estate development and planning leading with innovation and proven success in all areas. With 20 years of experience, Carla has led numerous award-winning, complex mixed-use, mixed-income development projects. Carla is a globally recognized real estate development professional who has led over $1 billion in real estate development in Canada’s top markets. Her collaborative approach to development has successfully led the transformation of complex sites into world-class, multi-award-winning projects including the redevelopment of the West Don Lands waterfront neighbourhood, one of the worlds most advanced waterfront revitalization projects. As the Founder and CEO of Purpose Driven Development and Planning, Carla works with First Nations bringing in-depth real estate development and planning expertise to help build capacity and create economic development opportunities to bring their community visions to reality. Carla uses her vast network of contacts can help foster key partnership opportunities for these communities.
Carla is an active board member including serving on the BC Pavillion Corporation, Atira Development Services, and is a Founding Member of the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative in BC. As frequent conference speaker, Carla regularly speaks at national and international conferences on key issues related to innovative city-building and development.
Jessica Regan is a 4x entrepreneur, public speaker, and strategist for social enterprise development. For 12 years, Jessica has consulted for Fortune 500 corporations, start ups, non profits, and all levels of government, including the United Nations, in areas of community economic development and sustainability.
Since 2007, Jessica serves on various boards, including the Vancouver Food Policy Council, the Gitga’at Nation Economic Dev Board, and Vice Chair of KASOW a Kenyan based charity focusing on entrepreneurial pursuits in areas of food security, health and education. Professionally, she has worked on supporting the development of a dozen social enterprises, in tourism, technology and natural resources, including her own start ups: EcoTrek Tours, Social Impact Technology Accelerator (SITA) and currently Food Mesh, a social enterprise building scalable solutions to reduce commercial food waste. She is a mother of two and resides in Vancouver.