2024 Board Candidates
May 10, 2024

Darren Snider

Biography:
History: Darren Snider was born and raised on a farm north of Fort St. John. He subsequently went to College in Edmonton, before returning to Fort St. John. He has lived in the Fort St. John area since returning from College in 1998.

Family: Shortly after returning to Fort St. John, He met his wife Jennifer. They were married in 1999, and have since had 3 boys. The boys have all grown and the last one will graduate high school in 2025.

Work: Darren operated his own environmental consulting firm from 1998 until 2017. Since 2017 he and his wife have operated their small family farm, north of Fort St. John. They mainly farm beef and sheep.

Board positions: Darren has been active on board of directors since 2008 when he joined the Fort St. John Soccer Club board. He remained on this board until 2022. Darren also was the president of the organizing committee for the 2020 BC Winter Games when they were held in Fort St. John. Subsequent to the completion of the Games, Darren was elected onto the Board of the North Peace Savings and Credit Union until 2023.


David Scott-Moncrieff

David is a dedicated community leader and a current Director of the Fort St John Co-operative Association. With a strong commitment to service and community, David also serves as a School Trustee with School District #60, reflecting a deep dedication to educational excellence and community engagement. A proud Rotarian, He embodies the Rotary's principles of service and integrity, consistently working towards uplifting and empowering their community.

Have lived in Fort St John for 24 years, David has always been an active participant in local initiatives. This commitment to community service is highlighted by their significant contributions to the cooperative movement and their longstanding role in governance that ensures the cooperative not only meets but exceeds its goals in serving member needs. Highlighting David’s families longstanding connection with the FSJ Co-op.

David brings a wealth of experience to the table, having been involved in various leadership roles that require strategic thinking, collaboration, and an ethical approach to decision-making. As a school trustee, David has been instrumental in advocating for policies that promote educational success and student well-being, aligning with their belief in the power of education to transform lives.

Family is a cornerstone of David’s life, he loves being a father and a grandfather. With three grown children, all active members of the community, the values of cooperation and community support have been integral to David's personal and professional life. This personal connection to the coop’s membership base provides David with unique insights into the needs and aspirations of the community they serve.

As a candidate for the Board Officer at the FSJ Co-op, David is committed to leveraging their extensive experience to foster an environment of growth, sustainability, and inclusivity. Their vision includes enhancing cooperative values through innovative services, promoting member education, and expanding community outreach programs that reflect the cooperative's mission.


Dean May

Dean is a long-time resident of Fort St. John, having been transferred here by IAC, later Continental Bank of Canada, in 1979. He was born and grew up in Vancouver, BC, graduating from Pince of Wales Secondary School and training as an electrical engineer at BCIT before going to work for the bank and coming to Fort St. John.

Although, like many who came here for work, Dean did not expect to settle in the north, but he adapted quickly and has stayed for 45 years. After leaving the bank, Dean worked for eight years at Overwaitea and then, 1988, took a job as an operator at McMahon Plant. He earned his 3rd class power engineering ticket, became assistant shift engineer, and worked at the Plant for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2019.

Over the years, Dean has put down deep roots in the North Peace. He married a local girl and raised two children, Shannon and Alex. Over the years in Fort St. John, Dean coached minor hockey and was involved in his family’s activities such as Northern Dance Theatre Society and the Fort St. John Community Arts Council. An avid golfer, Dean served on the board of Lakepoint for several years. He loves to read, and using the financial skills learned while working for Continental Bank, enjoys investing and trading on the stock market.

Since his retirement, Dean has looked to become more involved in community service as a way of giving back to a community that has been good to him and his family. He joined the board of the Senior’s Hall and is very involved in their activities. He represented the region at the BC Senior Games in snooker and continues to help out with the Arts Council. The Co-op has been part of the fabric of this region for many years from its early ties to the rural, agricultural community to the present day. Dean’s father-in-law had a 3-digit membership number, so the family connection runs deep, and he appreciates that the Co-op continues to support local residents through its community giving. He would consider it an honour to serve on the Co-op board and continue to uphold the long tradition of service to this community.