Our Team

Dan George, MA, CPF, ICD.D

President & CEO

Dan George has been assisting communities, organizations, governments, and companies through negotiation and strategic facilitation for the past thirty years. Dan brings his vast experience, a M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Management, certification as a Professional Facilitator and Director Certification through the Institute of Corporate Directors to each project he manages. In addition to his industry and Crown government work, Dan has an extensive roster of First Nation clients to whom he provides services to in the areas of organizational development, strategic planning and facilitation, governance/ leadership training, negotiations and communications.

A tireless advocate for reconciling the competing values and viewpoints of Aboriginal people, Industry and the Crown, Dan centres his efforts on the need to strengthen these valuable and transformational relationships.

Mr. George resides in Kamloops, BC on Secwépemc Territory. He is a proud member of the Gilseyhu Clan (Big Frog – Thin House) of the Wet’suwet’en people, his family originating from Hagwilget Village, BC. He has been married for 31 years to his wife Teresa, and together they have two daughters, Amanda and Brittany, two granddaughters, Kiana & Alia, and one grandson, Daniel.

Contact Dan at or 250-320-3548

Teresa George

General Manager

Teresa is co-founder of FDMS and acts as the General Manager. In this role, she directs and coordinates our core operation. She is instrumental in the creation of our workplace culture that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of FDMS.

Her past experience includes coordinating community needs assessments that were designed to reach marginalized populations. She has also participated as a researcher on a longitudinal study of high risk Aboriginal youth and illicit drug use.

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Kelly Mortimer, B.A. (Hons), M.A.

Vice President

Kelly Mortimer has worked in the fields of aboriginal title and rights, research, communications, and public policy since 2010. Kelly obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree with a double major in psychology and sociology from Thompson Rivers University and her Master’s degree in Intercultural and International Communication from Royal Roads University.

Before joining FDMS, she worked for the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council as the Director of Research and Communications for their Aboriginal Rights & Title department where she was responsible for a wide range of projects relating to social justice advocacy, Indigenous legal traditions, governance, and policy and legislative analysis.

Kelly continues to grow and apply her skills as an intercultural communication strategist in the belief that building bridges creates opportunities for better understanding between Indigenous peoples, local communities, governments and industry which leads to greater collaboration and mutually beneficial relationships.

Contact Kelly at or 250-574-5799

Amanda Hayhurst

Executive Assistant

Amanda acts as the right hand of FDMS management ensuring that we function effectively as a team. She is instrumental in ensuring that we meet the many pressing needs of our clients in a manner that is consistent with our mission.

Contact Amanda at or 250-372-8444