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About Us

2020 Board of Trustees

Al Lehmann, Corresponding Secretary
Kazuko Takemoto, Board Member
Keith Gosse, Board Member
Amanda Hugon, Board Member
John Malo, Treasurer
Greer Kaiser, Chair
Patricia Chapman, Vice Chair
Nirmal Parmar, Trustee
Calvin Struyk, Trustee
Jessica McCallum-Miller, City of Terrace Representative
Jeffery Hammond, Regional District of Kitimat Stikine Representative

 



Al Lehman


Al Lehman

Al Lehmann (B.A., M. Ed.) is a retired teacher who now variably pursues freelance writing, piano tuning (and teaching), and a variety of social activities.

He is the author of two novels and a great believer in libraries.

John Malo


John Malo

I have lived in Terrace for 27 years. I enjoy all that Terrace has to offer; good schools, recreational activities; cultural events, family and friends. I enjoy biking, playing bridge and travelling.

My career, prior to retirement in 2012, was in finance and accounting in the forest industry. I have served on the board of TRICORP, the Terrace Hospice Society and the Strata Council where I live. I have been treasurer of the board of the Terrace Public Library for number of years.

I believe that one must give back to their community and one of the ways that I do that is as a member of the library board.

Keith Gosse


Keith Gosse

A retired educator, Keith Gosse taught for some 35 years in the BC and Yukon public school systems. He now pursues his interests: amateur radio, photography, and messing about in his shop.

Libraries have always been important as a source of information for his teaching and his interests. That's why he's a member of the board.

Greer Kaiser


Greer Kaiser

I got my first library card when I was five years old. My mother was such a voracious reader and lover of books that we had to build an addition to our house that would withstand the weight of her personal library. I loved making trips to our local library and would spend hours exploring the world of words.

As a teacher, I also really value all that libraries offer to all members of their respective communities. I am excited to see the evolution of these institutions and proud to be part of the Terrace Public Library board.

Patricia Chapman


Patricia Chapman

I was born in Terrace, raised my family here and practiced as a community Pharmacist for 25 years. Now retired, I spend much of my spare time volunteering in our community.

My volunteer experience in Terrace includes long term care pharmacy consulting for various Northern Health facilities and TDCSS,Diabetes Clinics, Northwest Music Festival, TDCSS Board, Northwest Library Federation Board, Friends of the Library, the Terrace Public Library Board and more.

I believe that Volunteering enriches one's life and is the key to our amazing community.

Kazuko Takemoto


Kazuko Takemoto

Cycling, hiking, kayaking, traveling, camping, reading, and eating good food are all my passions. I have enjoyed all of these over the 14 years I have lived in Terrace. My work as a social worker in my community has allowed me to experience it from multiple angles.

Growing up, my school library was my second home, particularly in the encyclopedia area. I love libraries primarily because of the vast learning atmosphere available to everyone and anyone in any community.


Amanda Hugon


Amanda Hugon

Amanda Hugon was born in the southern part of British Columbia on her ancestral territory of the Coast Salish. She is Metis and Sto:lo Ancestry, known as “The people of the salmon”.

Living next to the Skeena River has made her feel at home in Terrace, B.C. since 1993. Hugon is very active, especially in the Arts community. She is a graduate of the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art and has a few permanent installations around Terrace.

As a practicing artist, she takes pride in working with the youth in Scouting and local schools.

Libraries are an important source of valuable information and tools, not limited to books, which assists me in learning and teaching.


Nirmal Parmar


Nirmal Parmar

I came to Terrace over 50 years ago in 1969. I worked and raised my family in this area. I am a retired educator since 2002. I have volunteered with several organisations over the years.

I have been on the library board twice before. I regard a good library to be one of the most essential services in any community. Surely, we have one in Terrace.


Calvin Struyk


Calvin Struyk has been a resident of Terrace for over 30 years, is married and raised four children. He has been active in Terrace's legal community for almost 30 years and participates in legal education activities, coaching and other organizations. His family particularly enjoys the outdoor opportunities and organized sport activities available in the northwest.


Jessica McCallum-Miller


Jessica McCallum-Miller

Jessica McCallum- Miller, is from Terrace B.C and is currently a First Nations Fine Arts Student. Jessica is the first and youngest Indigenous Councillor elected in the City of Terrace.

She aspires to use her creative abilities and passion for Political Advocacy to brighten our Community through meaningful communication and through understanding the complex needs of our residents. Jessica believes that literacy, child development and fostering imagination through innovation is important for families, and that our Local Library makes it all possible!


Jeffery Hammond


Jeffery Hammond

BC has been my home since 2000. I met my wife here and started a family. We moved to the Terrace area in 2006. Since moving here I have enjoyed many of the outdoor activities available.

I have a fondness for pen and paper games that was introduced to me by my closest friends made here in Terrace. Hobbies include: Golf, fishing, gaming with my son, riding my motorcycle.