Management Team

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Manuel Olguin

Business Development Officer

Manuel is originally from Mexico City where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Management. Since 2012 Manuel has been the Business Development Officer for Community Futures Nicola Valley. He provides customized business training and counselling services to the Nicola Valley businesses. He is responsible for the planning, marketing, coordination and administration of the Lending Program; and the counselling and monitoring of clients. Manuel is a strong advocate of entrepreneurialism and small business currently serving as a director with the Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce. Manuel has lived in the area for the past 8 years and thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to be able to work with the Nicola Valley businesses to help find solutions to their business needs. Phone: 250.378.3923  Cell: 250.280.6104
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Fran Delaney

Financial Services Coordinator

As the Finance Coordinator, Fran brings over 25 years of financial services experience to the organization, including both private and public sector.  As Fran lived in rural northern communities, she is aware of the unique characteristics of small town living. Fran & Ron made a conscious choice to re-locate here, to Merritt based on location, climate and the relaxed pace.   Fran has been with CFNV since 2011. If you are looking for advice or assistance on book-keeping and financial compliance issues, Fran is more than happy to help.  Phone: 250.378.3923
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Mae Ketter

Community Economic Development Coordinator

Mae is the CFNV staff ‘veteran’ with over a decade of experience in economic development – community marketing, investor attraction and special events promotions / capacity building.   A wealth of information on “who’s who” and community history, Mae brings a positive energy to her multi-tasking roles.   Mae is generally the first friendly face to be encountered when visiting our office.   Mae has been involved in Merritt’s exceptional Country Christmas event (and the largest evening parade in BC) for over 10 years.  Phone: 250.378.3923 

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Myra Mingo

Administrative Assistant

Myra moved to Merritt with her husband and two dogs in 2017 from Trail, BC where they lived for 7 ½ years.  Originally from Ontario, she has also lived in Lake Louise, AB and Whistler,BC for several years working for Fairmont/Delta Hotels before returning to school in Halifax, NS to obtain her Medical Office Assistant certificate.

She brings over 12 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant working in the medical field, for a real estate appraisal firm and most recently for WorkBC Employment Centre here in Merritt. Myra is more than willing to assist with any questions you have about the services Community Futures has to offer.  Phone: 250.378.3923