The Four Directions team brings skilled negotiators, facilitators, strategists and consultants to your organization. Highly experienced and educated, they are equipped to tackle proposal and program development, fundraising and strategic planning.

Dan George, MA, CPF | President

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Dan has been assisting organizations, companies and communities through strategic facilitation for the past twenty-five years. Dan’s extensive experience in community development includes, in part:

  • Chief Executive Officer of the First Nations Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative where he was responsible for assisting the Ministry of Forest and Range and First Nations communities in B.C. develop a harmonized work plan to address the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic;
  • Chief Negotiator, Office of the Wet’suwet’en; and, Executive Director, Prince George Native Friendship Centre.

Dan’s most recent projects include working as a lead neutral facilitator with:

  • the BC Hydro Section 5 Inquiry;
  • Enbridge Northern Gateway Project; and
  • the Ministry of Environment Water Act Renewal.

Dan earned his Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation from the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).

Teresa George | General Manager

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Teresa has been an associate with Four Directions since its inception. Her past experience includes coordinating community needs assessments and also participated as a researcher on a longitudinal study of high risk Aboriginal youth and illicit drug use.

She is currently a Director for the Central Interior Native Health Society in Prince George, BC.

Zandra Wycotte-Ross | Senior Associate

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Zandra has extensive experience in community research, facilitation, program development, program management, team development and event coordination.

Zandra has worked:

  • in the Aboriginal non-profit sector as the Director of Education and Employment, PGNFC.
  • in government partnerships as the Executive Assistant, First Nations Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative.
  • in the general non-profit sector at both the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • on an international project with the Philippines-Canada Environmental and Economic Management Project
  • as a consultant with Four Directions since 1993.

Chrystie Stewart BA JD | Senior Associate

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Chrystie Stewart has worked with the Four Directions team in various capacities for nearly 10 years.  She has focussed on issues pertaining to organizational strategic planning, policy development and implementation.  Before joining FDMS, she worked for the Office of Chief Shane Gottfriedson at her own band, the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc. Chrystie has also facilitated several key meetings and assisted in resolution planning for conflicting interest groups.  Chrystie is of the inaugural graduating class of Thompson Rivers University’s Faculty of Law and is pursing her interest in helping First Nations attain their business goals by using values-based corporate modelling.