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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The 2015/16 Board of Directors can be contacted at info@goYTM.ca.
President:...................Hugh Kitchen has lived in the Yukon for over 40 years. 35 years in aviation, 3 of that with Air North, then 32 with Alkan Air - 25 as a partner in the business. Currently he works part time with Alkan Air as a pilot, is the president for the Chamber of Mines and enjoys sharing history through his volunteerism at the YTM.
Vice President:.............Katrina Wohlfarth is a born and raised Yukoner. This is her third year on the board. Each year she learns more about the Yukon and its transportation history. By being involved with the YTM Katrina is exposed to not only the old trains, planes, automobiles and other modes of transportation but also the people who drove them and their stories. When she’s not at YTM, she can be found enjoy the nature the Yukon has to offer.
Treasurer:...................Jonathan Gorton was born and raised at Mile 0 of the Alaska Hwy, Jonathan has made his home in the Yukon since 2011. A lawyer by day, he moonlights as Secretary of the Board at YTM where he shamelessly looks forward to driving YTM’s model train with his young son. When he's not dreaming of playing with model trains, he's likely at home puttering or off skiing, biking, and boating his way to his favorite places.
Secretary:...................Dennis Blaker is a life long Yukoner. He was born into a WP&YR family. His grandfather was on the boats, his father, uncle and himself were all in the rail division. Dennis has been a member of YTM since 2001 and he is interested in all facets of transportation. He is happy he contributes to the legacy of YTM being there for his grandchildren.
Board Member:............Douglas Davidge has had an adventurous career working for Environment Yukon. During his term as president for the YTM he was the discoverer of the goldrush sternwheeler wreck, the AJ Goddard, and he is very willing to literally dive into history. See http://nauticalarch.org/projects/all/north_america/yukon_gold_rush_steamboat_survey_canada/video/
Board Member:............Richard Roberts has been with the YTM since before the beginning. Richard is devoted to the automobile history of the Yukon and is always happy to do the homework and make the case for interesting new additions to the museum's collection.
Board Member:............Kirk Cameron was born and raised in Whitehorse Yukon, and has lived and worked most of his life in the North. He has worked on such projects as the creation of Nunavut, Yukon Devolution and Land Claims and Self-government. He also feels privileged to have worked closely with a number of Yukon First Nations on their governance models and constitutions. Kirk is the President of northSense management consulting, the Business Development Lead for the engineering firm, CH2M HILL, is a former Whitehorse City Councillor and is Adjunct Faculty Member at Yukon College teaching the Yukon First Nations Leadership Training Program. Kirk is co-author of two books and has published a number of articles on northern government and land and resource topics. He is now the Yukon correspondent with the national on-line site, Northern Public Affairs. Kirk has two adult sons doing their thing in Ontario and an amazing 14 year old in Whitehorse!
Board Member:............Allan Moore. Bio incoming.
Board Member:............David White has been keenly interested in the history of places, people and objects since he was a youth. He remembers always wanting to read, see and hear every detail when in a museum and touring an historic site or monument. David has a personal connection with ships, trains and aviation. His father and grandfather were on ships working along the B.C. coast. As a young boy he traveled multiple times by train from Vancouver to Oregon. As well, he was an Air Traffic Controller in Whitehorse for over 35 years. All this not only supports his notion that Yukon historic collections must be maintained but also that the public and governments need to endorse the collecting, preserving and exhibiting of future acquisitions in the Yukon and specifically those for the Yukon Transportation Museum.
(H)Board Member:........Ken Jones
(H)Board Member:........Murray Biggin has been flying and driving his whole life. He found out on Christmas of 1954 he was being shipped off by the Canadian Military to England for 'Radar Trades' - this was somewhat of a disappointment, he had requested to go north. Ask him about his adventures en route sometime! After returning from overseas he drove for 'the Big Dog' and found his way to the Yukon in 1973. Since then he drove professionally for WP&YR involving Cassiar Asbestos - Clinton Creek, Faro, Elsa, Dawson City. In 1996 he joined Whitehorse Transit for six years and then in 2002 he drove for Gray Line for three summers. Murray is living transportation history.
30 Electra Crescent,
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 0M7
Next to the Whitehorse Airport
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