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Martin Eckervogt

Chair

Martin brings more than 25 years of construction experience in both the private and public sectors to the Dakwakada board.  Martin completed his Business Diploma in Alberta in 1987 and moved back to the Yukon to work with and eventually manage a family owned construction company. This work has included placer mining, civil and residential construction, and a land treatment facility. More recently Martin has been working in the public sector working primarily in the field of municipal water and wastewater, as well as property management. Martin, along with his three daughters, enjoy favorite outdoor activities that include fishing, cycling, and cross country skiing.

 

 

Ed Mollard

Director

Ed Mollard was born and raised in southern Manitoba. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) from the University of Manitoba, and Certified General Accountant designation in 1992. In the past he was employed for 10 years with the federal office of the Auditor General with focus on Northern clients in all three territories. He has been in the Yukon for the past 15 years and employed with Yukon Energy. During the last 8 years he has been the Chief Financial Officer​ for Yukon Energy.

 

 

Ed Long

Director

Ed Long received his diploma in geology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He is currently the president of All in Exploration Solutions Inc.  Mr. Long is a prospector and Natural Resource Specialist with 5 years in Small Business Management. He has been a board member on the Yukon salmon Sub-committee since 2010 as well as a past board member on the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Lands Committee. Ed Long was born and raised in the Yukon Territory. He is a member of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation; as well as a husband and father of two children.

 

 

Elaine Chambers

Director

Over the past twenty-nine years Elaine has been employed with Däna Näye Ventures, an Aboriginal financial institution. Since 1996 has been the General Manager of this organization. From 1997 to 2015 Ms. Chambers has represented the Yukon on the National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association (NACCA) and served as Chair and Treasurer. Also from 1996 to current Ms. Chambers has represented Däna Näye Ventures on the RAB Energy Group Inc. (Northerm) board of director’s where she is currently the Chair. April 2016 to current and from 1996 to 2009 Ms. Chambers has represented the Yukon on the Cando board of directors where she has served as the Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.Elaine Chambers was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, and currently resides in Champagne, Yukon.  She is a member of the Champagne & Aishihik First Nation and of the Crow Clan. She is the proud mother of two children, Odessa and Tina, as well as the proud grandmother of three grandchildren. 

 

 

Paul Gruner

Director

 

Paul Gruner has 15 years of progressive management experience in a diverse set of industries including Oil and Gas Operations, Civil Construction, Telecommunications and Manufacturing.  Having held management roles within Human Resources, Operations, Business Development, Marketing, Sales and General Management he has an extensive portfolio of knowledge, skills and abilities.  His employment has centered on northern communities including Northern Alberta and British Columbia, Yukon, Alaska and Northwest Territories.  In the past he has served as the General Manager of Dakwakada Capital Investments, CEO of Castle Rock Enterprises and President of RAB Energy.  Currently he is the President and CEO of Det’on Cho Corporation which is the investment arm of the Yellowknife Dene First Nations. 

In addition to his broad experience he has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Northern British Columbia, a Chartered Professional Accounting Designation, Project Management Professional designation from the PMI Institute and is currently pursuing his Institute of Corporate Directors Designation.

 

 

 

Alex Doepel

General Manager

 

Alex Doepel has 25 years of progressive management experience and diverse experiences in making positive contributions and advancements within the oil and gas, food and beverage, natural products, retail and feed agriculture industries.   He has a diverse background having held management roles within Finance, Operations, Business Development, Technology, Logistics, Manufacturing and General Management.  In addition to his diverse experience he is currently completing his thesis for a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business and is a member of the PMI Institute.

 

 

 

Did you
know?

Castle Rock was one of the first companies in the Yukon to become COR certified.

Northerm produces the only quad pane window manufactured in North America.

Northerm has one of the largest manufacturing plants in the Yukon at 35,000 square feet.