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  • Jacqueline Flett, Chair

    Jacqueline is an alumna of Shawnigan Lake School, graduating in 1997 (Groves’). Born in Vanderhoof, BC, and having lived in various places throughout the province her entire life, she is a true west coaster. She studied History and Philosophy at the University College of the Cariboo (predecessor to Thompson Rivers University), graduating with a B.A. in 2001. Jacqueline was awarded an LLB from the University of British Columbia in 2004 and was called to the Bar of the Province of British Columbia in 2005.

    After working as a general solicitor at a prominent downtown Vancouver law firm for six years, in 2011, Jacqueline founded Flett Law, a forward-thinking law firm focused on value and fixed-fee billing, and leveraging technology to make legal services accessible and cost-effective for all clients. In 2021 Flett Law merged with Breakwater Law, and Jacqueline now operates out of Victoria, BC. Jacqueline acts as a trusted business advisor to private companies and professionals in a variety of industries.

    Since 2016, Jacqueline has also been a Director of The Ghost CEOTM, North America’s leader in business development coaching. In this role, Jacqueline is responsible for strategic planning, and oversight of The Ghost CEOTM’s legal and accounting professional practice within North America. She specializes in designing, developing, and delivering leadership and sales training to legal and accounting professionals who excel at what they do, but don’t know how to talk about it.

    Jacqueline’s love for Shawnigan runs deep, and she has dedicated her time on the Board to ensuring the School is financially accessible to more families, having depended on financial aid for her own attendance at Shawnigan.

    Jacqueline is a full-time chauffeur and social secretary to her two busy children: Willam and Julia. In her spare time, Jacqueline runs slowly, dances often (but not well), and loves planning and taking ambitious trips to far-flung locations with her husband, Chris.

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  • Curt Sigfstead, Vice Chair

    Curt, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, embodies the spirit of Shawnigan Lake School. As a student from 1980 to 1985, he not only excelled academically but also showcased his athleticism, representing the school in various sports, notably rowing and rugby, while assuming the role of Head of School in his graduating year.

    Following his years at Shawnigan, Curt pursued higher education at Brown University, where he graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. At Brown, he continued to thrive academically and athletically, participating in varsity crew and rugby.

    Furthering his academic pursuits, Curt earned his MBA from The Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Armed with this foundation, he embarked on a distinguished career in technology investment banking with JPMorgan. His expertise and leadership eventually led him to serve as JPMorgan's Head of West Coast Technology Investment Banking.

    However, Curt's passion for technology and innovation didn't confine him to the financial services sector alone. Transitioning to the operational side of business, he currently serves as the CFO of Clio, a prominent Vancouver-based legal cloud technology platform. In this role, Curt is responsible for all financial matters at the company. He continues to contribute to the growth and success of Canadian technology companies by actively supporting the C-100 initiative.

    Curt's connection to Shawnigan Lake School runs deep. He has dedicated himself to various committees, notably chairing the finance committee, and has been an integral part of the Board for several years. His unwavering commitment to education and student well-being reflects his belief in nurturing future generations of leaders.

    Outside of his professional endeavors, Curt finds joy in family life, residing in San Francisco, CA, with his wife Lara Witter and their two daughters, Annika and Ingrid. An avid skier and trail runner, he embraces the natural beauty of the Bay Area, often seeking adventure in the great outdoors. Curt's adventurous spirit extends beyond the trails, as he cherishes opportunities to travel and explore new destinations with his loved ones.
David Schieldrop - New York, USA Suzanne Boyd - Vancouver, BC
Emily Wignes - Calgary, AB Curt Sigfstead - San Francisco, USA
Kelly Creel Gave - Whistler, BC Eduard Steidl - Seattle, USA
Matt Brister - Calgary, AB Jack Colbourne - London, UK
Firoz Rasul - Vancouver, BC Lisa Grover - Canmore, AB
Ross Gilmour - North Vancouver, BC Rick Bourne - Vancouver, BC
Sandra Scott - Vancouver, BC Jason Lee - San Francisco, CA
Omar Mawjee - Bellevue, WA Lisa Heimbecker - Winnipeg, MB
Ellie Siebens - Calgary, AB Francine Douglas, Chilliwack, BC
Jorge Usabiaga - Celaya, Mexico Zev Shafran - Vancouver, BC
Devon Thompson - North Vancouver, BC  

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  • Photo of Rosemary Dolman

    Rosemary Dolman 

    Museum Curator, Recording Secretary to the Board
    250-743-6233
We acknowledge with respect the Coast Salish Peoples on whose traditional lands and waterways we live, learn and play. We are grateful for the opportunity to share in this beautiful region, and we aspire to healthy and respectful relationships with those who have lived on and cared for these lands for millennia.