BRODIE GUY - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Brodie Guy is the CEO of Island Coastal Economic Trust, leading a dedicated team that’s working to empower communities and partners to build an increasingly inclusive and resilient coastal economy.
Brodie has dedicated his career to sustainable development and conservation throughout British Columbia. He has served in leadership roles with trusts and foundations where he’s financed and placed funding into start-ups and strategic acquisitions, the construction of major infrastructure projects, the formation of joint ventures and public-private partnerships, the commercialization of new technologies, and diverse ecosystem restoration and conservation initiatives. Brodie has particular expertise in governance, ESG investing, conservation finance, major gifts fundraising, and business development. He regularly serves in an advisory capacity to government and philanthropic organizations across the country and has been recognized as one of the most influential people in business in B.C.
Brodie holds a Chartered Director designation from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria. He serves as a founding director and as Vice Chair of the Blueberry River Restoration Society ($200 million fund), a Canadian Commissioner of the international Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission, as a director of national charity The Circle on Philanthropy, as a director of Comox Valley Project Watershed Society, and as a director of Inside Passage Marine Corp.
Brodie and his partner Jessica are grateful to be raising their children in the beautiful ancestral territories of the Pentlatch, E’ikʷsən, and K’ómoks people, caretakers of the 'land of plenty' since time immemorial.
DONNA CLOUTIER – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Donna Cloutier was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Island Coastal Economic Trust in 2013. She is responsible for the overall financial management of the organization, including budgeting, audit oversight, financial reporting and transparency, monitoring investments as well as long range financial planning.
Donna is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a diverse financial and business background. She has worked as the financial comptroller of a publicly traded company and is currently a partner at Cloutier Matthews Chartered Professional Accountants. Prior to becoming a Chartered Accountant, Donna was a meteorological technician with the Canadian Armed Forces.
Donna is very active with a number of non profit organizations in the Comox Valley including the North Island College Foundation, Courtenay Rotary Club and Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce and makes the most of the active outdoor lifestyle afforded by the Comox Valley.
DENICE REGNIER – MANAGER, PROGRAMS AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS
Denice has been a valuable member of the Trust administration team since 2008. She is responsible for corporate administration as well as Board and Regional Advisory Committee relations and activities. She also manages the development, implementation and monitoring of all ICET funding programs. She is the key point of contact for applicants and stakeholders and provides one-on-one support, from the application process through implementation and reimbursement.
Denice is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, a diploma in Community Work and Development as well as a certificate in Policy and Governance from the University of Victoria. She has extensive experience in the administration of organizations and projects, including work at a large public interest environmental law organization. She has served as director and has been involved with a number of education and arts related organizations in the Comox Valley.
JEFF BARTLETT – COMMUNICATIONS AND IMPACT MANAGER
Jeff joined the Trust in December 2023, as the Communications and Impact Manager. He is responsible for the overall communication strategy, including all storytelling, social media, marketing, and media relations activities.
Since studying journalism and photography at Western Academy of Photography, in Victoria, BC, Jeff has built his career through creative storytelling. He blends photography, video and writing into subscriber-worthy content for destination marketing and outdoor retailers. He has helped grow tourism from Jasper, Alberta, to Jyrgalan, Kyrgyzstan, influenced social media communities to action, and contributed to editorial publications internationally. More than anything, he has a passion for connecting readers with impactful stories that inspire change.
Jeff has always considered British Columbia home, but he had never been to the Comox Valley before visiting to film a short mountain bike film. He moved to Cumberland less than a year later and he’s eager to further explore the region and its vibrant communities.
HILARY MUTH – SPECIAL AND RURAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR
Hilary joined the Trust in September 2021. She is responsible for overseeing the Rural Business and Community Recovery Program (RBCRP) and other special projects.
Hilary has an undergraduate degree from St. Francis Xavier University, a certificate in Community Economic Development from Simon Fraser University and a certificate in asset-based Community Development from the Coady International Institute. Since 2013, Hilary has lived across Canada working in both the entertainment industry and the non-profit sector. Hilary grew up between Victoria and the Kootenays.
Having lived the past six years in Vancouver, Hilary is excited to be back on the Island and able to explore all the wonderful aspects (communities, activities, nature) this area has to offer.
KATI STROH – ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN
Kati has been providing payroll services to the Trust's financial team since 2015. In early 2020, her role was expanded to accounting technician. In this role she is responsible for processing all payables, payroll, bank and budget reconciliation and supporting the CFO with monthly and annual financial reporting.
Kati received her Bachelor of Business Administration from North Island College in 2012. She has worked as a bookkeeper and is currently employed as an accounting technician and controller at Cloutier Matthews LLP.
Kati is a native British Columbian, originally from Prince Rupert. She enjoys the Comox Valley’s outdoor lifestyle and is an avid international and national traveler.