Administration & Staff

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


Dave Devana, President / CEO
250 245-4191

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
250 245-2157 ext. 1720

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
Contact by phone: 250 245-2157 ext.1410

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, Senior Manager of Operations
Contact by phone: 250-924-2157, ext 244 

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


Brittany RoelenAccounting Assistant/Payroll Administrator250-245-2157, ext. 1740


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


Laurie Hawthornthwaite, Airport Terminal and Customer Care Manager 
Contact by phone: 250-924-2157, ext.268        Direct Line 250-924-6165 

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 as the Airport Terminal  and Customer Care Manager.

Mike AndersonMarketing & Social Media Coordinator250-924-2157, ext. 242
Tiffany BraunCustomer Care Representative250-924-2157, ext. 261