An experienced team oversees the management and operation of Nanaimo Airport (YCD).
Dave Devana, President / CEO
Dave Devana is a CPA, Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of senior management experience as a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer within municipal government prior to being appointed as President and CEO of the Nanaimo Airport. Dave is well known amongst his peers as an innovator with a focus on environmental stewardship and economic development. Dave lives in North Nanaimo with his wife and is looking forward to providing exceptional service to our partners and customers at the Nanaimo Airport Commission.
Keith Granbois, Vice President Finance, CFO
Keith Granbois is designated both as a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He has a wide range of experience and knowledge in both accounting and business. Keith was born and grew up in the Cowichan Valley, where he still resides. During his youth, he was a member of the Cowichan Air Cadets and participated in their gliding program at Nanaimo Airport.
Don Goulard, Vice President, Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Don Goulard brings a wealth of aviation and business experience to the Nanaimo Airport. He holds an Honours degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Certified Member of the International Association of Airport Executives. While earning his Commercial Pilot Licence, he apprenticed as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and went on to serve as the Production Manager at an Approved Maintenance Organization in Ontario. He was an Airport Manager in the Kootenay’s prior to joining the Nanaimo Airport in 2016.
Administration: (250) 245-2157
|Justine Lyver||Financial Controller|
|Naomi Thomas||Executive Assistant|
|Christania Chantyman||Accounting Assistant/Payroll Administrator|
Brandon Wiebe, Senior Manager of Operations
Brandon Wiebe joined the Nanaimo Airport Commission team in 2017 and is the Manager of Operations. He was born and raised in Northwest BC. He loves the BC outdoors and is looking forward to the mild winters of Vancouver Island.
He started his airport career back in 2007 as an apprentice electrician and enjoys the flexibility and how diverse the airport world is. Things are always changing with new technologies and regulations.
Safety & Security: (250) 755-5791
|Doug Fern||Superintendent, Safety & Security|
|Clint Babcock||Assistant Superintendent, Safety & Security|
Duty Managers: (250) 618-7713
|Owen Burt||Duty Manager|
|Daren Krivoshein||Duty Manager|
Operations Administration: (250) 245-2157
|Megan Low||Operations Administrator|
Airport Operations: (250) 618-0875
|Gord Medves||Airport Operations Specialist|
|Kent Lornson||Airport Operations Specialist|
|Jason Benedict||Airport Operations Specialist|
|Joshua Taylor||Airport Operations Specialist|
|Aaron Page||Airport Operations Specialist|
|Kevin Needham||Airport Operations Specialist|
|Marc Gregoire||Airport Operations Specialist|
|Benn Calverley||Airport Operations Specialist|
|Jason Granlund||Airport Operations Specialist|
|Kyle Evans||Airport Operations Specialist|
|Derrick Kunstmann||Airport Operations Specialist|
|Kyle Rainone||Airport Operations Specialist|
CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM
Laurie Hawthornthwaite, Airport Terminal and Customer Care Manager
Contact by phone: 250-924-2157, ext.1210
Laurie Hawthornthwaite joined the Nanaimo Airport Team in Jan 2012 as the Customer Service Coordinator. She brings extensive experience in the administration/ customer service field. Laurie has developed and is director of the Blue Navigator Ambassador Program for the Airport Terminal and supervises the Customer Service Representatives and Social Media Coordinator. With close to 9 years of Airport terminal knowledge. November 2, 2020, Laurie took over the role of the Airport Terminal and Customer Care Manager.
Customer Care: (250) 924-2157 ext.1200
|Savanah Broatch||Customer Care and Social Media Specialist|
|Nick Creighton||Customer Care and Social Media Specialist|
|Zoë Deneault||Customer Care and Social Media Specialist|