Administration & Staff

An experienced team oversees the management and operation of Nanaimo Airport (YCD).


Mike Hooper, President / CEO
250 245-4191  or email

Mike was born and raised on Vancouver Island – he has lived in the Ladysmith Area since the early 1960’s. Mike has an under-graduate degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Royal Roads University in Victoria. He worked in land management positions in the forest industry for 26 years before accepting the appointment of airport President and CEO in May, 2006.

Keith Granbois, Vice President Finance, CFO
250 245-2157 ext.318  or email

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, Director of Operations
Contact by phone: 250 245-2157 ext.316  or email

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.

Brandon Wiebe, Manager of Operations
Contact by phone: 250-924-2157, ext 244  or email

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

Pam Myers, Marketing & Human Resources Manager
250 245-2157 ext.315  or email

Pam Myers is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and received her Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ivey School, Western University. She is also a Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP). Pam has extensive human resources and management experience in the private sector with Petro-Canada, post-secondary sector as a professor at Okanagan College and in employment services in the non-profit sector.

Char Zeman, Contracts and Procurement Manager
250 245-2157 ext.314  or email

Char grew up on the South Coast of B.C. and moved to Vancouver Island in 2007. She joined the Nanaimo Airport Commission in 2019 as the Contracts and Procurement Manager and brings an extensive array of experience in Industrial Procurement, Construction, Sales and Business Management. Char holds a Professional Accreditation in Purchase Management (C.S.C.P. – Certified Supply Chain Professional) from APICS International and is a member of (A.S.C.M.) the Association for Supply Chain Management.


Janelle RaddatzOffice Administrator250-245-2157, ext. 300Cell: 250-618-5627email
Christania ChantymanAccounting Assistant/Payroll Administrator250-245-2157, ext. 314email


Reg BradySenior Duty Manager250-924-2157, ext. 242250-616-8308email
Doug FernSuperintendent, Safety & Security250-924-2157, ext. 245250-668-0992email
Owen BurtDuty Manager250-619-2832email
Darren KrivosheinDuty Manager250-619-8892email
Clint BabcockAssistant Superintendent, Safety & Security250-924-2157, ext. 256250-714-8048email
Megan LowOperations Administrator250-245-2157 ext.311email
Jackson HewerAOS-Electrician250-619-3027email
Gord MedvesAirport Operations Specialist250-618-8044email
Kent LornsonAirport Operations Specialist250-618-8044email
Jason BenedictAirport Operations Specialist250-618-8044email
Bryan LeachAirport Operations Specialist250-618-8044email
Joshua TaylorAirport Operations Specialist250-618-8044email
Aaron PageAirport Operations Specialist250-618-8044email
Kevin NeedhamAirport Operations Specialist250-618-8044email
Martin BunnAirport Operations Specialist250-618-8044email


Laurie Hawthornthwaite, Customer Service Coordinator
Contact by phone: 250-924-2157, ext.268  or email

Laurie Hawthornthwaite joined the Nanaimo Airport Team in May 2012 as the Customer Care Advisor. 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. Laurie is the first point contact in the Airport Terminal and is ready to assist with public needs.

Tiffany BraunCustomer Care Representative250-924-2157, ext. 261email
Mike AndersonSocial Media Coordinator/Customer Care250-924-2157, ext. 261email
Savanah BroatchCustomer Care Representative250-924-2157, ext. 261email