Karla Graff

Karla was born and raised in Cranbrook, and, after a few years away to complete post-secondary education, she returned to the Kootenays to raise her own family.  She is a partner with Guidance Planning Strategies, an independent insurance and financial advisory firm co-founded by her father in 1994.  Karla is grateful for the opportunity to […]

Angela Gordon

Angela Gordon moved to Cranbrook from Saskatchewan in 2009 with her husband to construct and open the Boston Pizza Restaurant and Sports Bar. Angela’s background is in corporate communications where she practiced public relations for 12 years operating her own business and serving as part of the executive team for Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw. Prior to […]

Murray Knipfel

Murray arrived in Cranbrook in 1976.  He enjoyed 34 years teaching both high school and elementary school here. He and his wife, Germaine, have raised their two children in this lovely town.  Over the years, Murray has been a member of several bands and pit orchestras. He enjoys playing hockey, skiing, golfing, biking, yard work […]

Cary Swanson

Cary is a Realtor with 20 years’ experience in Cranbrook. Born in Williams Lake, he moved to Cranbrook in 1996 with his wife and two children. “Best move I made,” he declares. Climbing, hiking, and watersports are some of his and his wife’s passions, and living here helps make it possible. Previously, Cary served with […]

Lorraine Frocklage

Lorraine is a life-long resident of Cranbrook. In 2007, Lorraine retired from a distinguished 34-year career with the City of Cranbrook. Lorraine and her husband Ralph raised their three children in Cranbrook and are proud grandparents to six grandchildren. Lorraine joined the Community Foundation Board in June 2004 and has served as Board Secretary for […]

David Struthers

David Struthers is a partner in VAST Resource Solutions, a Cranbrook-based natural resource consulting firm. Raised in Ogema, Saskatchewan, David completed his Agriculture degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1984 and worked in the Western Canadian agri-business industry for 17 years prior to relocating to Cranbrook in 2001. David has been an active volunteer […]