Leadership

Meet the team that makes it all possible at Peak Kootenays

Kevin Jewett

CEO

Kevin’s career has spanned 29 years and 4 provinces.  Educated as a Forester Kevin has extensive background in forest management and operations from his experiences in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.  He has also gained manufacturing operations experience both as senior management and at the executive and board level.  Kevin has consistently delivered operational excellence while ensuring responsible fiscal, social and environmental stewardship.

Before joining Peak Renewables Kootenays Kevin held executive and board positions overseeing forest management, forest operations, and forest product manufacturing operations across lumber, plywood, OSB, and pulp facilities.  He holds a BScF and a MScF from the University of New Brunswick.

Tyrone YeeVP Operations

Tyrone Yee joined our team in 2020 as the General Manager of Operations for Galloway Lumber Company and Peak Industries Cranbrook.  With over 25 years in the Forest Industry, Tyrone brings a specialty in wood manufacturing.  His focus has been on wood waste utilization and value added engineered wood products. 
 
Tyrone brings a commitment to sustainability and best practice, whether it is his intense focus on safety for his team, or on ensuring best value through the wood manufacturing process.
 
When Tyrone is not at work, he enjoys exploring the East Kootenay region.

Keith EriksonCFO

Keith, CPA, B.A. (Economics Major) leads the finance team in reporting, analysis and business development.  He is a seasoned senior finance executive who brings a balanced combination of education and operational experience. 

Spending much of his career in the forest sector, his experience ranges from privately owned businesses to large public integrated forest products corporations.  Keith’s most recent position before joining Peak Renewable Kootenays was that of VP Finance for a privately held group of wood manufacturing companies.

Outside of work, Keith is an avid fly fisher, and enjoys hiking and skiing our beautiful back country with his wife.

Paul HeitWoodlands Manager

Paul Heit is an experienced forester and Woodlands Manager who brings to his role wisdom, experience and a passion for sustainable forest practices.  He grew up in Ontario, where he became interested in a Forestry career while employed with Ontario Hydro. 

Paul studied Forestry and has worked in BC, the Yukon and in South America as a log purchaser, a Woodlands Supervisor and a Woodlands Manager.

Paul coordinates and manages all aspects related to forest management and harvesting activities on the Galloway Forest License, as well as all wood purchase opportunities in the East Kootenays and Alberta.

When not in the forest, Paul can be found on the golf course, on his motorcycle, or strumming his guitar.

Corey BoilardGalloway Sawmill Manager

Corey Boilard, Registered Forest Technologist (RFT), works as a Mill Manager with Peak Renewables Kootenays.  Corey has over 25 years of experience across many facets of the Forest Industry including Manufacturing Operations, Forest Management and Harvesting Operations, Treating, Sales and Marketing, and Fibre Quality Management.  His formal education includes Wood Products Manufacturing and Forestry.
 
Corey has previously sat as a Director for the Western Wood Preservers Institute as well as a representative on the BC Timber Sales Advisory Council (TSAC), BC Interior Log Scaling Council (ISAC), and Wood Preservation Canada. 
 
Corey is deeply committed to continuous improvement in the areas of safety, productivity, efficiency, and quality.
 
Outside of work, Corey enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends – camping, boating, hiking, fishing, hunting, and appreciating the Kootenay Life.  

Lorri FehrVP, Innovation and First Nations Relations

Lorri B.A, M.A., ICD.D grew up in a Forest Industry family, developing a deep love for the forest eco-system. Her education career took her to many B.C. communities as a Teacher, School Principal and Director of Innovation, working at the community and the provincial level.

She has worked with a variety of First Nations communities and is excited to foster relationships with our local Nations through her role at Peak.

Lorri’s most recent role as CEO of the Columbia Lake Tech Center, focused on innovation and revitalization of rural communities.

She participates on a variety of NFPs and Advisory Boards committed to innovation, system change and rural economic development.

When she is not working, Lorri’s love of nature takes her deep into the forest, to the mountains or out on the water with family and friends.

Brady ChasseGeneral Manager Chasse Holdings

Brady grew up in the Forest Industry and was actively involved in his family company from a very young age.
 
He started off with a power saw, moving up quickly to gain experience on all equipment before starting to run a crew at 23.  He is highly skilled in and passionate about both his craft and his team.
 
When not working in the forest, Brady enjoys hockey – playing and watching – and exploring the forests of the Kootenays, on his sled, hiking, hunting, fishing and camping.

Josh PowerManager Properties

Josh, BHSc (hons) is a Project Manager for Peak Renewables Kootenays, working with Peak Properties in areas such as land subdivision, property management, environmental remediation, and economic development.

Josh has earned his certificate of Project Management through UBC. Before joining the Peak team, Josh managed multiple projects in the construction sector helping with the completion of a mass timber manufacturing facility as well as many other mass timber projects across North America.

Outside of the office, you can find Josh exploring the beautiful Kootenay surroundings. Whether he’s hiking or biking he’ll find a way to see what the local trails have to offer. Fun fact, he is also a licensed pilot!

Edward CoombesWoodlands Operations Superintendent

Ed Coombes, Registered Forest Technician (RFT), began his career in the forest industry at the age of 13 working alongside his father – a Cariboo logging contractor.
 
Early in his career, Ed gained experience in building 5-year timber development plans and supervising logging and road construction activities.  He then owned and operated a successful logging company for 12 years and then moved into other forestry related work.
 
As the Operations Superintendent for Peak Woodlands Ltd, Ed is driven to ensure we utilize safe, efficient, and environmentally conscious processes to sustainably manage our renewable forest resources.  challenge and succeed.  
 
Outside of work, Ed’s passions include playing hockey, golfing, back country snowmobiling and spending time with his family.