Board of Directors

Adventure Central Newfoundland is fortunate to have 12 dedicated volunteer Board of Directors and 3 supportive Ex-Officio partners that provide direction and guidance to the organization. They are experienced tourism professionals that are elected by the membership to represent sectorial, geographical, for profit, and non profit components of Central Newfoundland's Tourism Industry

4 Sectoral Board of Director Seats

Outdoor Tour Operators Seat

Geoff Orendorff

Rafting Newfoundland

ACN Chair

Accommodations Seat

Shar-lett Matchim

Happy Adventure Inn

Culture / Heritage & Visitor Attractions Seat


Non-Profit Seat

Cory Foster

Newfoundland Labrador Outfitters Association

4 Geographical Zone Board of Director Seats

Kittiwake Zone Seat

Duane Collins

Hare Bay Adventures

ACN Treasurer

Coast of Bays Zone Seat

Colleen Lambert

Miawpukek First Nation

ACN Secretary

Exploits Zone Seat

Kim Thompson

Salmonid Interpretation Center

Emerald Zone Seat


4 At Large Board of Director Seats

For Profit Seat

Cory Abbott

Steele Hotels

ACN Vice Chair

For Profit Seat


Any Member Seat

Joelle Blandford

Twillingate & Beyond Inc.

Any Member Seat

Hazel Bishop

Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce

3 Non-Voting Ex-Officios

Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency

Scott Dawe

Newfoundland Labrador Department of Industry, Energy, Technology

Chris Tuck

Newfoundland Labrador Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Recreation

Dave Dillon

Are you interested in joining Adventure Central Newfoundland's (ACN) Board of Directors at the next Election?

Check out the chart below to see which seats you may qualify for