Art’s family roots on the mountain go back to 1916. The family ranch as operated by Art and his family date back to 1928 and originally started as a mixed family operation, however, through Art’s introduction to 4-H at the age of nine, the ranch became famous for its pure-bred Hereford cattle. Art has lived on the ranch all his life exceptt for a brief period attending Olds College in Alberta to complete a diploma in agriculture. Few people know the Anarchist community better than Art. His insight as a long time local, is always valued by his fellow Director. In the past several years Art has shown off his grilling skills as the Master Chef of the Anarchist Mountain Community BBQ & Picnic held the second Saturday of July each year! Of course, we serve BC raised beef!
John has a long history of community service on Anarchist Mountain. He was the Operations Manager for Regal Ridge the company that built and sold many of the lots currently on the Mountain. Johns knows all the nooks and crannies on Anarchist Mountain, and is a wealth of local knowledge. John is also a qualified heavy equipment mechanic and machine operator. John contributes to the Anarchist Mountain Community by being a former Fire Chief and is now a Captain, and volunteer firefighter with the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department. He is well traveled throughout the world, an avid sportsman and has lived at Arosa Ranch for over ten years. John is a founding Director of the Community Society, having been involved since its start in 2007.
Born and educated in Ontario, Jim worked as a mining geologist for the first 12 years of his career. In 1997 Jim relocated to BC, with his wife Brenda and two daughters, for a corporate position in Vancouver. Jim and Brenda moved to the mountain in 2012 where Jim continues his profession as a consultant to mining and exploration companies. The Grays have settled into the calm and friendly mountain lifestyle and are thankful to have found this fantastic playground in their little piece of paradise.
With 40 years working in environmental science in the private sector and for government in technical and legal areas, Mark continues on the Board, as our President, and was a founding director of the AMCS. He has led investigations which resulted in companies being required to conduct environmental clean-up projects. Mark also was part of a team of legal & environmental professionals defending the Town of Walkerton Ont. against lawsuits resulting from contaminated drinking water in that community. He and wife Patricia, also an experienced environmental professional, have made their home at Regal Ridge, Anarchist Mountain since 2007. Currently they guide manufacturing companies in recycling and sustainability planning matters.
Teresa Marty joined the Board of the Anarchist Mountain Community Society in 2010, and was re-elected to the Board for 2011. She holds the position of Treasurer of the Society.
Teresa comes to Anarchist Mountain from Central Canada having been born and raised in Montreal. Educated as an economist, she moved to Ottawa where she raised a family. Teresa worked for the federal government as an energy policy advisor for 20 years. On her retirement, she and husband Nick moved to Oliver while their home was being built on Anarchist Mountain. They moved to the Mountain in June 2008 and are enjoying their beautiful home.
Teresa is very interested in the conservation lands on the Mountain and wants to learn as much as possible about the flora and fauna in the area. She is a dog lover, an avid hiker and horsewoman and is learning to play the piano. Adapting to rural life has been an adventure for Teresa after her life in the city and she is grateful to all her friendly and helpful neighbours who are making this endeavour so much fun.
Patti is the most recent member to join the board, being elected for the 2016 term. She and her husband, Bernard, moved to the community in 2013 from Guelph, Ontario. Her background is in computer science and she continues to run her own consulting business from her home on the hill. For the last 30 years, she has been providing her services as Information Technology Project Manager and Business Relationship Manager to prominent businesses across Canada and the US. Patti also manages the AMCS Website.
Patti loves everything “nature” and is enjoying the nuances of living here on Anarchist. The sky is bluer, the air smells cleaner, the animals and birds come closer, the bugs are bigger and of course, the views are to die for!