Board of Directors

Glenn Dobie (Chair)

Glenn is proud to be a board member with Cranbrook Tourism which inspires visitors and locals alike with amazing information and opportunities to enjoy all that is available from The Basecamp For Adventure in the beautiful East Kootenays. Glenn is an avid skier, cyclist, golfer and paddler who loves living in Cranbrook.


Heidi Romich (Vice-Chair)


Crystal Scott (Treasurer)


Jamie Curiston

Jamie Curiston brings 14 years of experience from Wildstone Golf Course to his new role at Cranbrook Tourism, where he aims to enhance the relationship between the local tourism sector and Cranbrook’s thriving golf industry. Growing up on Cranbrook’s golf-rich lands, Jamie is uniquely positioned to leverage his deep understanding of the area’s golf scene to boost tourism and support the economic development of the region. His passion for golf and commitment to community collaboration are set to make a significant impact on Cranbrook’s tourism landscape.


Breanne Lieuwen

Breanne Lieuwen was raised in Cranbrook and is currently the Vice-President and co-owner of the Cranbrook Bucks Hockey Club. Her deep-rooted passion for her community and sports drives her efforts to promote Cranbrook as a premier destination. As a mother raising her three kids in Cranbrook, Breanne is invested in our community and dedicated to fostering local growth and development. 


Garry Anderson

Garry proudly lists his achievements below:

  • Graduated Mt. Baker Secondary School 1964
  • B.A. Pre-Architecture UBC -1968
  • B Architecture UBC 1972 - with his thesis done on the downtown of Cranbrook.
  • Commissioned by City to do Heritage Report (1975)
  • Executive Director of the Cranbrook Archives, Museum and Landmark Foundation (1976-2013)
  • Cranbrook & Railway Historical Archives and (Historic) Landmarks Preservation programs started 1976
  • Railway Museum started 1977 
  • Cranbrook Citizen of the Year (1994)
  • BC Heritage Award (2001)
  • Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)
  • Order of Canada (2007)
  • Canadian Museum Assoc. Award of Merit (2012)    


James Neve

James Neve, VP and founding member of the Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society, has dedicated over a decade to fostering Cranbrook’s cultural and social vitality through the performing arts. Since its inception in 2011 and formalization in 2014, he has been instrumental in promoting Cranbrook as a key destination for the arts, enhancing both local tourism and community life. With a deep commitment to organizational synergy and stakeholder engagement, James aims to establish Cranbrook not merely as a waypoint but as a renowned cultural hub. His leadership and vision continue to reveal and nurture the hidden gems of Cranbrook, supporting its development as a vibrant destination.


Janice Alpine

Janice Alpine is a Ktunaxa citizen from the Kootenay region and beyond.  She currently works as a Business Development Officer, Tourism Engagement with the Ktunaxa Nation Council since 2011. 


Lynn McCreadie


Ron Popoff

Ron Popoff is a 3rd term Cranbrook City Councillor and appointed to the Cranbrook Tourism Board as the City Liaison. Ron and family continue to enjoy the abundance of tourism opportunities in and around Cranbrook.


Tristen Chernove



Aleith Harvey