Board Members

Kelly-Leigh Thomas

President

Hiking for a living has been my joy for the past 5 years both on the Bruce Trail and in sunny Arizona. As President Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club (2020) I meet a lot of great people with similar interests, lately more often by Zoom. I enjoy being an ambassador for the Bruce Trail and working with our Board and Conservancy to promote and protect this wonderful ribbon of wilderness.

Frank Huggins

Vice President

I joined the BT as soon as I retired to Collingwood in 2013. I was so busy getting my house organized it took me a full year to get out on my first hike! I enjoy being on the trail through all four seasons, but especially in the winter. I signed up as a Trail Captain in 2015 and joined the Board in 2020. See you on the Trail.

Michael Treuman

Past President & BTC Representative

I studied engineering and retired from a career in and around the computer business. I became an outdoor enthusiast at summer camp in my teens when I took up sailing and water-skiing. As a weekender from Toronto, I joined the Blue Mountains Club in 2001 where I have been a trail captain, hike leader, and land steward, as well as President for three years. I am currently a member of the BTC Board of Directors.

Flo Kusiak

Treasurer

I have been a member of the BMBTC for about 10 years. I’ve been on the board for seven years: first as treasurer and now as both the volunteer coordinator and treasurer. I also lead a couple slow paced hikes through the year. Whenever I hike, I am grateful to those visionaries who started the trail and to the many loyal volunteers who worked to create it and to those who continue to maintain and improve it. We are so fortunate to experience the beauty of Ontario in every season by getting out on the Bruce Trail.

Mary Jane McIntyre

Secretary

​​I have been the Secretary of our club for 4 years and a Board member for five. As Secretary, I create and circulate the agenda for Board meetings, document and circulate the minutes, and act as a timer during meetings, among other duties. I enjoy hiking and leading hikes on the nearby trails. Spreading the word about the ribbon of wilderness at our doorstep is important to me as a BMBTC member.

Linda Finley

Trail Director

Dave & Bev Matthews

Landowner Relations

Our volunteer work with the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club includes connecting with landowners who have generously allowed Trail access and other property owners in our Section. Our work with the Bruce Trail Conservancy includes exploring opportunities to permanently secure the Bruce Trail in the Blue Mountains Section.

Dave Cole

Membership Director

I’ve been a member of the BMBTC for over 15 years; have been on the board for 11 years; membership director for going on 10 years; and am a trail captain. I love the outdoors, enjoy hiking, camping, skiing , snowshoe, and still heli-ski.

Allison Thomas

Hike Director

I have been a member of the Bruce Trail since 2018 and Hike Director for BMBTC since 2020. I enjoy promoting a healthy respect for our environment and our trails. Hiking and Snowshoeing have become a passion. Standing Rock and Singhampton Caves Trails are without a doubt my favourite adventures. Equally enjoyable are the challenges of my Arizona hiking experiences.

Myra Campbell

Events Director

I have been hiking since my teens and have no plans, even after 50 years on the trail, of quitting anytime soon. I’ve lived in remote areas of Canada & hiked, paddled and cycled in some fabulous parts of our country. We have traveled all over the world & hiking & cycling are usually a part of our itinerary. I am a hike leader, the Events Director on the Board, and just recently gave up being a Trail Captain after about 8 years. Reading, cooking & planning the next trip keeps me busy when not exploring the outdoors.

Flo Kusiak

Volunteer Director

I have been a member of the BMBTC for about 10 years. I’ve been on the board for seven years: first as treasurer and now as both the volunteer coordinator and treasurer. I also lead a couple slow paced hikes through the year. Whenever I hike, I am grateful to those visionaries who started the trail and to the many loyal volunteers who worked to create it and to those who continue to maintain and improve it. We are so fortunate to experience the beauty of Ontario in every season by getting out on the Bruce Trail.

Rebecca Koroll

Newsletter

I have been the newsletter editor for the BMBTC for 1 year. Prior to joining this board I completed my masters research with the BTC on wellbeing and trail use. In my spare time I’m a year round runner and hiker, and prefer snowboarding in the winter! I love all things gardening and water sports related, and my favourite activity to do on the Bruce Trail is birding!

Nicole Torry

Publicity/PR

I have been a member of the BMBTC for about 1.5 years, and have become a board member this year. I love doing anything outdoors in my free time: hiking, backpacking, biking, snowboarding, etc. My favourite spot along our section of the trail is the Standing Rock and Caves side trail.

Stan Kaczmarek

Director at large

I’ve been a BMBTC Board Member for little over 6 months. I moved to the Collingwood area from Northern Ontario after working 35 years in the Mining Sector. I have always enjoyed outdoor activities; particularly X-C skiing, running, hiking, and biking. Hiking has now become one of my foremost activities, and the proximity to the Bruce Trail accommodates that perfectly. Helping out with trail maintenance and construction work adds to the overall satisfaction.

Richard (Dick) Edwards

Director at large

I joined the BMBTC board circa 1996. Was the club president from 2000 to 2005. I now enjoy helping with trail maintenance, construction projects, & landowner relations. I completed my own BTC End to End in the early 2000’s. My recreational pursuits (besides hiking) include skiing, cycling, wood-working, and Old-timers hockey.

Hart Fischer

Director at large

I’m Hart Fischer and I have been a BTC member for more than 30 years and a BMBTC board member for over 25 years. I love the Bruce Trail and enjoy sharing this love with others.

Mary-Lynne Chenard

Director at large

I love hiking with my peeps in all kinds of weather. The Bruce Trail keeps me physically and socially active both on the trail and working on board initiatives.

Natasha Melfi

Director at large

I became a member of the BMBTC this year. As an outdoors(wo)man, hiking the Bruce Trail and helping to conserve its land and ecosystems brings me great joy. I am currently working towards the End-to-End Challenge, and a challenge it is!

Currently Vacant

Land Steward Director

Volunteers Needed

We are seeking volunteers for 3 board positions (Treasurer, Volunteer Coordinator, and Director of Events & Fundraising) effective April 2022. Head to our Get Involved page for more details, or apply now by filling out this form or by sending us an email.