Richard Overstall
As a lawyer and a former mining geologist, Richard is focused on administrative, environmental and land use law.  Richard is also a former researcher for public-interest and aboriginal organisations, and he coordinated expert opinion evidence for the aboriginal plaintiffs in the Delgamuukw title trial. He is a published legal author in areas including aboriginal law and history, criminal evidence, human rights and monitoring trusts. 

Greg Brown
Greg was raised in Kitimat, BC and has spent the last 15 years helping to organize communities in the Northwest and beyond. Equipped with an engineering degree and training in facilitation and mediation, Greg is motivated to build healthy communities that exist alongside a robust wild salmon watershed. While running his own consulting firm, OnePlusOne Community Development, Greg is seeking the sweet spot between raising two children, serving as a town councillor in Smithers, supporting his wife’s community minded cafe, coaching soccer and hockey and having sometime to take the water, hills and forests of our region.

Greg Taylor
Greg is our Economic Development Advisor supporting First Nations in designing and operating selective, terminal fisheries for the Gitxsan and Lake Babine Nations.  He has worked in the B.C. seafood industry for over 30 years. He is a former Vice-President of Fisheries Management for Ocean Fisheries, and his experience includes participation in fishing industry certifications and audits. 


Naomi Gourlay
Naomi brings 20 years of experience in marketing, communications and entrepreneur-focused networking to her role as our Communications Advisor. Her skills include business development, Web design, event management and the development and delivery of Emergency Support Services.  She is a Certified Yoga Instructor and is building a Ranch and Retreat in Smithers, BC.