Board Member Biographies

Gerry Brown recently closed his company, Gerry Brown & Associates, located in Chicago, IL and retired after 30 years of working within the hospitality industry, specifically relating to the furnishing of hotels.  Prior to opening his own company in 1984, he served as Vice President of Purchasing for Four Seasons Hotels in Toronto for 8 years.  Along with his wife, Deborah, they have also resided in Whistler since 2002.  Gerry was born in Toronto and acquired dual U.S. citizenship in 2004.  Gerry and Deborah lived in Chicago for 23 years and recently moved to Arizona.  They enjoy Whistler’s outdoor opportunities, its diverse population and its thriving community spirit.

Will Dalton completed his Bachelor Degree at the University of British Columbia and then continued his education at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He began his career with HSBC bank in 2000 and has worked in Canada and Switzerland.  His previous positions include Chief Information Security Officer for HSBC Bank Canada, Global Head of IT Security & Risk and Control for HSBC Private Bank and Vice President, Head of HSBC Quality for the America’s.   In 2017 Will moved to Husky Energy and is currently Chief Information Security Officer and Director CIO Office. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children in Whistler, experiencing the many outdoor opportunities the surrounding area has to offer.

Mark T. Donahoe is a Managing Partner and co–founder of Monitor Finance, which has acquired over 3,000 multi–family units throughout the midwest. Previously he was a senior executive with Piper Jaffrey, where his career spanned from 1982 to 2006. Donahoe served on the firms operating committee and was most recently Senior Managing Director and Head of Equity Trading. He had overall responsibility for the company’s equity execution services businesses, including the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq trading, algorithmic and program trading, as well as convertible sales and trading. He is a past president of the Minnesota Securities Dealers Association (MSDA) as well as a former board member of the Business Economic Education Foundation (BEEF). From 1995 to 1998, he was a trustee for the Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education (SIFFEE). He is a member of the Corporate Sponsors Board for the Pacer Foundation, as well as a Board and finance committee member of Groves Academy.

Mary Forseth recently retired from the Adele Campbell Fine Art Gallery, has lived with her husband, Doug, in Whistler for 21 years. Before moving to Whistler, she was an Area Manager and Jazzercise instructor.  Mary has a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.  Mary enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, quilting, reading and living in the best place in the world.

Nina Arnold Harmon is a Whistler, BC resident by way of San Francisco, California – Living, breathing and marketing the great outdoors. Nina’s career kicked off with a BA in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. Expanding through work with non-profits, start-ups, niche agencies and resort television, she eventually landed in the marketing department of Whistler Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain Bike Park. An incredible launch pad for her current role as the Marketing Manager for the Crankworx World Tour. Away from her desk, Nina is head over heels for mountain biking and triathlon racing. She is all about community building offline too as a former Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA) Board Member and current Triathlon Club Board Member. During her time on the WORCA board she volunteered to organize the legendary Toonie Races for hundreds of mountain bikers, a weekly race series during the summer seasons.

Garry Herdler  Mr. Herdler has significant finance, operations and capital markets expertise with over 25 years as a Chief Financial Officer, an investment banker, a CPA/Tax Advisor and a private equity management consultant in several industries. Mr. Herdler has been the Chief Financial Officer of several companies, including one U.S. publicly listed company, six U.S. private equity-owned companies and one global real estate company, in high change and growth situations in integration, operational improvement, IT conversions and turnarounds. Mr. Herdler is currently CFO of QuadReal Property Group in Vancouver, BC, which manages a C$25 billion portfolio of income properties, developments and investments in all real estate asset classes in 17 countries in 23 cities.  Garry is also a Board Member of Diversified Royalty Corporation (TSE publicly-listed), effective in June 2018 (subject to proxy vote).  Previously, Garry was a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement Group, LLC in New York, NY and Miami, FL.  Garry also spent nearly ten years in investment banking, leveraged finance and equity capital markets at Deutsche Bank Securities, Bankers Trust and CIBC World Markets.  He spent over six years in KPMG’s Real Estate Tax & Corporate Finance Group, in accounting and tax advisory.  He earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of BC and he is a Canadian CA/CPA.  Garry now lives in both Vancouver, BC and in Haverford, PA, where his three teenaged children live.

Bill Kunzweiler Bill Kunzweiler co-founded the AFOW  with Hugh O’Reilly,  the then mayor of Whistler, Jeff Harbers and Simon Levin. Bill is a California resident who holds a degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He enjoys skiing in the winter and exploring the BC coast in the summer.

Renee Harbers Liddell devotes much of her time as the founding director of the Renee and Jeff Harbers Family Foundation focusing on photography for inspiring social change. In 1994, she retired from Microsoft Corporation and began spending most of the ski season in Whistler. She holds a degree in engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

Ray Longmuir Ray Longmuir attended UBC to become a licenced real estate sales agent and currently holds the position of Associate Broker C.R.B. Born and raised in Vancouver, Ray moved to Whistler in 2001 and started working as a real estate agent with RE/MAX where he amassed many accolades including qualifying for the 100 Percent and The Presidents Club. In 2006 he took on the duties of Managing Broker and Director of Sales for Playground Real Estate, Whistler. After wrapping up Playground’s Whistler projects in 2011, Ray joined the Whistler Real Estate Company. Since 2003, Ray has been a director of the Association of Whistler Realtors including four terms as President. Ray has also gained international resort real estate experience, exposure and connections through his work as a director of the Western Mountain Resort Alliance. In addition to his active role in the real estate community, as Chair of One Whistler, Ray meets regularly with Whistler’s industry leaders. Ray is married to Stephanie Sloan and is stepfather to their daughter Julia Murray, who is a second generation Olympian having competed in the Ski Cross event in 2010.

Russell McDuff is Professor Emeritus and Past Director of the School of Oceanography at University of Washington where he has been on the faculty since 1981. He earned a B.S. in chemistry in 1973 from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in oceanography in 1978 from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD).  He has served on the Board of Governors of Joint Oceanographic Institutions, a consortium managing large oceanographic projects.  He currently chairs the board of OceanGate Foundation and serves as treasurer of the Ocean Inquiry Project.  Russ and his wife Tobae, a neurologist in private practice, live in Snohomish, Washington. They enjoy the outdoors of Washington and British Columbia and especially time at Whistler with their grown sons and energetic dog Luna.

Gary Raymond Managing Director, Winding Road Development Co. LLC, Scottsdale, AZ. Gary’s previous positions include President of Starwood Development, President and CEO of Intrawest Placemaking and Vice President, Finance, Blackcomb Mountain. Prior to joining Blackcomb, he spent four years as Treasurer with the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Gary has been recognized by the Whistler Chamber of Commerce as the businessperson of the year and his talents as a charity auctioneer are always in demand. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Montreal’s Concordia University. When not traveling, he lives in Whistler with his wife Diane and son Jake.

Rod Rohda retired from Fidelity Investments in 2003 as CEO of their life insurance companies.  In addition to founding and building the organization, he over–saw other Fidelity businesses during his career, including the Charitable Gift Fund, a donor–advised public charity.  A BBA graduate of the University of Wisconsin , Rod received his professional training as an actuary.  He continues on two Fidelity Boards and is a Trustee Emeritus of The Actuarial Foundation and is active in the United Way of MassBay.  Rod and his wife Lori split their time between Boston and Whistler.

Nancy Wilhelm-Morden  Nancy Wilhelm-Morden was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario.  She came to Whistler in 1973 for a two-week holiday and soon made Whistler her permanent home. Throughout the 70s, she attended Capilano College and Simon Fraser University on a part-time basis while living and working in Whistler.  She held a variety of different jobs during that period including working as a server, a first aid attendant, and working as part of the highway drilling, blasting and flagging crew. When Nancy and Ted (her future husband) arrived in Whistler, housing was in short supply so they lived in a rustic cabin for four years. Nancy completed her law degree at the University of British Columbia in 1983 and was called to the bar a year later.  She practiced law in Vancouver until her first daughter was born and relocated her practice to Whistler in 1987.  The following year, she became a partner in Race and Company, a law firm based in Whistler.  After having served on the council for 10 years over a 24 year span, she was elected Mayor in 2011.  Nancy and her husband Ted have two daughters; Sarah and Jessie. In addition to downhill skiing, she enjoys cross-country skiing, running and hiking.  She is an avid gardener, loves being in the kitchen and enjoys travelling.

photo by Sylvia Dolson

photo by Sylvia Dolson