Board of Directors

The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum is a not-for-profit charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

The vision of the board is to establish a world-class Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, the purpose of which is the promotion, support, and acknowledgment of skiing and snowboarding in Canada.

Erik Austin

Erik Austin

CSHFM Chair, Board of Directors
Vancouver, British Columbia

Erik is an experienced leader in destination resort marketing, sales strategies, and fulfillment. He has developed industry-leading central reservations businesses through entrepreneurial governance and innovative strategies. Erik holds a diploma in Business Administration from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He has  worked with various start-ups in adventure activities at RezRez and over the past 20 years with ski industry leaders Intrawest, Whistler Blackcomb and currently as VP Reservations / Customer Service at Vail Resorts.

Raised in Quebec, Canada, Erik is a French/English bilingual entrepreneur with a long family history in the ski business. He considers himself a passionate skier and outdoorsman who loves to share his spirit of adventure. His mother, Peggy Johannsen, is a former Canadian ski champion and ski wax manufacturer (JackRabbit Ski Wax), and daughter of the legendary Herman “Jackrabbit” Johannsen, a pioneer of Canadian skiing.

Stephen Finestone

Stephen Finestone

Director
Ottawa, Ontario

Stephen is a Level IV member of the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA), Level III Canadian Ski Coaches Federation (CSCF) Alpine Ski Coach and former member of the Canadian INTERSKI Team. He has been associated with the ski and leisure industry in various roles for over 40 years including six years as Chair of the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum. You can often find him with his wife PJ and two daughters on the slopes of Mont Tremblant where Stephen continues to teach, coach and ski.

Stephen is President of Shalfine Facilitation & Consulting Inc., an independent service business based in Ottawa, Ontario. His passion is helping people to have better conversations that enable more informed decision-making. Previously, Stephen was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) Advisory Services, where he worked for over 25 years providing strategy and change consulting services to public and private sector clients both in Canada and internationally.

His favourite saying:  “A bad day on the slopes is better than a good day in the office.”

Jean Cloutier

Jean Cloutier

Director, Finance
Montreal, Quebec

Jean is currently Vice President of Operations & Business Development at Raymond Lanctôt Ltd. in Montreal. Lanctôt is a Canadian-based distributor of premium sporting goods, apparel and eyewear.

Jean has been in the ski and bike industry for over 35 years. After working a few years for an accounting firm in Montreal, Jean held positions at Jupa Sports (skiwear manufacturer) before joining OGC in 1994 where he is also an equity partner in the company. He holds a B.A.A. from École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) and obtained his CA in 1985.

He also serves as a city councillor since 2006 for the municipality of Lac-Tremblant-Nord, where he enjoys cycling and skiing on weekends with his wife and two young daughters. Jean has competed at an elite level in both alpine and water skiing and still practices those sports at competitive levels. His wife, a medical doctor, is also an accomplished athlete who has done Ironman and competed in the world triathlon championship.

Daniel Hermosa

Dan Hermosa

Director, Secretary
Ottawa, Ontario 

Dan is a Level 2 member of the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA). He has been an enthusiastic skier at Tremblant for many years and continues to enjoy the exhilaration of gliding over fresh tracks. That enthusiasm extends to his interest in preserving and sharing Canada’s rich ski heritage and in the recognition of excellence in our ski and snowsports in all its forms. To advance the mandate of the CSHFM in preserving skiing history for the next generations, Dan contributes his active interest in history and governance. 

Dan is a former (retired) counsel with the Federal Department of Justice, providing advice relating to the activities and responsibilities of the Minister of Finance. He is an expert in negotiating international agreements relating to trade, financial transactions, money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as experience in the creation of national agencies and in advising on annual budget matters. He is also a former President of Big Brothers Ottawa, a former member of the Board of Directors of the United Way Ottawa and a member of the Board of Governors of the Community Foundation of Ottawa-Carleton.

 

Janie Soublière

Janie Soublière

Director, Legal
Montreal, Quebec

Janie is a Lawyer who acts as legal counsel and consultant in anti-doping to International Sporting Federations and investigator in sport related disputes. Also a Chartered Arbitrator, Janie is an active roster member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) and many other International sport dispute resolution panels.

Janie holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences (Philosophy and Political Science), a Bachelors Degree in Common Law, was called to the Law Society of Upper Canada Bar in 2002 and is a member in good standing of the Ontario Bar Association, as well as holding a Masters in International Sport Law. She has also acted as athlete-agent to Canadian athletes, and is a North American representative of WISLaw (Women in Sport Law).

Peter Webster

Peter Webster

Director
Chair, Hall of Fame
Vancouver, British Columbia

To summarize the incredible number of affiliations, committees, and boards that Peter Webster has provided guidance for over the years would be too long to submit. Peter guided the BC Sports Hall of Fame as General Manager-Curator and Executive Director from 1972-83 and was inducted to the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1972. In 2001, he received the International W.R. Bill Schroeder Award for Distinguished service to the Hall of Fame industry and the Canadian Alpine Ski Team Alumni award. Peter was the first manager and PR officer for the Canadian Alpine Ski team. 

Peter also created the prestigious W.A.C. Bennett Award with the BC Sports Hall of Fame for special recognition designed to honour uniquely credentialed individuals. At the BC Sports Hall of Fame, he was instrumental in implementing a precise artifact cataloguing system and improved standards for protecting valuable historical materials. His expertise in this area has been sought by Sports Museums and Halls of Fame throughout North America and Australia. His paid and volunteer involvement for sports and athletics expands to over 30 national and international sports organizations. He was instrumental in starting the Canadian Association for Sport Heritage and was the first Canadian to be president of the International Sport History Association.

Jane Chisholm

Jane Chisholm

Director
Chair, Promotions & Events 
Montreal, Quebec

Jane Chisholm is the President of J Creations Inc., a company she has owned and operated since 1980. Today, she is enjoying a second career in Real Estate Staging following 30 successful years as a leading Importer/Distributor of sportswear in the ski and golf industries. Jane was an entrepreneur starting from a noticeably young age and has been raising the bar since the 1970s when she produced her first fundraising event in Montreal in support of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, just prior to the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. 

Jane is a CSIA Level 3 Instructor and a former Canadian Interski Team Delegate.  She had the honour of producing Tremblant’s 75th Anniversary Gala event in 2014 and the Alpine Canada Alumni Reunion in 2016.  As Director of Events, Jane chairs the organizing committee for “The Legends Classic” ski race held annually in March at Mont Tremblant in support of the CSHFM. Jane is also chairman of the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame annual induction event. 

Danny Minogue

Danny Minogue

Director, Fundraising
Montreal, Quebec

Danny is the founder, President and CEO of Minogue Medical Inc., one of Canada’s leading distributors of surgical supplies and robotic surgery devices. In 2011 and 2013, he was recognized for his outstanding achievements and nominated as a finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Encouraged by his strong commitment to community involvement, he was also co-chair of Montreal’s 2012 Ride to Conquer Cancer, a charitable event that had  over 2,000 participants and raised $7.0 million.

Danny is Past Chairman of the Board of Alpine Canada, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Snowsports Association (CSA) and is a former elite ski racer and alumni of Alpine Canada Can-Am team from the 1970s.

Peter Duncan

Peter Duncan

Director
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

Peter is a World Cup and Olympic alpine skiing commentator and analyst on S.R.C. (Radio Canada), having contributed to the telecasts of 14 Olympics. Peter was named to the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in 1960 at the age of 16 and competed at the international level for the next 10 years, including at the Olympics in 1964 and 1968 as well as at three world championships, and thereafter as a competitor and President – World Pro Ski Racers Association from 1972 to 1980. 

Inducted to the Canadian and Laurentian Ski Halls of Fame and the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame, Peter was also co-Chef de Mission at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics. Peter has been a member of the Board of Alpine Canada Alpin and Chairman of the Board of Ski Quebec and is a member of the Board and spokesperson of the Fondation du Père Sablon, Centre du Père Sablon (Immaculée-Conception) and the summer camp Le Petit Bonheur. Peter was a founding board member (1999) and first Chairman of the Board of Fondation Tremblant who’s continuing mission is to help disadvantaged youth. Finally, Peter is passionate about his role as spokesperson for Palliacco, a non-profit organization that offers palliative care serving cancer and other end-of-life patients. Peter is the recipient of the Governor General Medal of Honour as a great Canadian.

Robin MacFarlane
Robin MacFarlane

Director,
Vancouver, British Columbia

Robin recently retired as a lawyer at Owen Bird Law Corporation in Vancouver, with a focus on corporate, commercial, tax and banking law. Some of his other past accomplishments include former Director and President of Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, Director at Big Sky Golf Club, Director and Chair at Whistler Mountain Ski Club Alpine Committee and Honorary member, Director at Alpine Canada, and Director and long-time Chair of BC Alpine.

Robin has been involved at nearly every level of alpine ski racing from the club, provincial and national levels.

Joanne Hale-Heward

Joanne Hale-Heward

Executive Director
Montreal, Quebec

Joanne is a result oriented strategic leader with more than 25 years in the financial services and retail banking sectors, including previously with The Royal Bank and as a Senior Director with American Express Merchant Partnerships. As a member of the Leggat Auto Group’s executive team, she leads and is responsible for the group’s people management strategy, IT division and digital strategic planning.     

Joanne manages a consulting business The Heward Group Inc., where she advises and coaches executives and their teams on effective organizational solutions and business strategies. 

Amongst her non-profit experience, Joanne is President of the Board for the Argyle Institute for Mental Health in Montreal, Past Chair of the Board of Directors of The Action Centre, a bilingual multicultural non-profit community organization supporting the physically disabled in Montreal. Joanne has been a Tremblant resident for over 25 years, with a shared passion for skiing along with her two children, both alpine ski racers.

 

Earl Kaplin

Director
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

Earl is a Senior Financial Planner with 38 years of experience assisting high net worth families manage their financial affairs. He is a lifetime member of Assante’s Chairman’s Council Elite, representing the firm’s top 25 advisors, and part of Assante’s National Advisory Council, serving as an interface between senior management and advisors.

Earl graduated with a BComm 80 (Hons) from Concordia University and was a founding member of the Canadian Certified Financial Planners designation CFP®. He holds the Canadian Investment Management CIM® and has served on the board of the Canadian Association of Financial Planners, the Corporation Professionnelle des Administrateurs Agrées, and the Jewish Community Foundation’s Professional Advisory Council.

Earl and his wife Julie have a pied à terre in Montreal, but their home is in Mont-Tremblant where they ski, golf, hike, sail and plan their different travel experiences. He was a competitor in the early days of freestyle and active in the Tremblant community where he has served as a director at both the Lake Tremblant Association and the Tremblant Resort Association.

 

Ian Wolfe

Director
Toronto, Ontario

Ian is a professionally trained Archivist with a joint Master’s degree in History and Archival Studies from Wayne State University and the University of Windsor, and a Bachelor’s degree in History from Bishop’s University.   For close to 25 years, he has worked as an Archivist in university, municipal, multi-national corporations, not-for-profits, museums, archives, and member associations.   Ian’s career has seen him develop a local museum archives from the ground up, repatriate archival collections from across the globe, accession, appraise, and arrange countless archival collections and undertaking significant digitization conversion projects.  Complementing his archival experience, Ian has professional expertise in corporate knowledge management, memory projects, historical research and writing, and heritage preservation.

As a life-long skier, skiing is in Ian’s DNA.  The son of one of the founding members of Alpine Ski Club in Blue Mountains, Ontario, Ian has an endless passion to understand, preserve and promote the history of skiing and snowsports not only locally for Ontario ski clubs and resorts, but also to capture and preserve the textual, oral, and visual history of skiing and snowsports in Canada.

In addition to having a continuous curiosity and passion for the preservation and promotion of history and archives, Ian is an avid runner and a father of a son who occupies he and his wife’s time between driving to ski races in the winter and to baseball games in the summer.

 

 

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