We believe in mining the entertainment value in every educational experience. It's just one way our talented professional management team and staff come together to create a world-class learning destination. Below are a few of the many people behind the scenes at Britannia Mine Museum.
Deron has an extensive history working in non-profit organizations and facilities management, and is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and operations of a very unique and large site including historic buildings and equipment. Deron also oversees the Museum’s safety program, and manages logistics for the many films which are shot at our distinctive heritage site.
Sales and Development Manager
(Acting Marketing Manager)
Tamsyn oversees the Sales team, focusing on group and travel trade visitors as well as memberships and museum development. Originally from the UK, Tamsyn has a background in tourism and non-profit management, previously working for Club Med, The Westin Resort & Spa as well as non-profit organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society and the Squamish Hospital Foundation.
Manager, People & Culture (HR)
Elissa believes that an organization’s most valuable asset – their people – are the heart of every successful operation. Elissa oversees our HR processes and employee engagement initiatives, with a focus on building and maintaining a fun, efficient, and engaging workplace culture. She comes from a diverse HR generalist background with an Honours BA in Communications, and has obtained her CPHR certification.
Guest Services & Retail Manager
Elena is supervising several areas: Admissions, Retail and our newly renovated Chatterbox café. She has an extensive sales and customer service experience from both corporate and non-profit worlds. She strongly believes that first impression matters and leads her Front line team aiming to provide exceptional service to museum visitors. Being a former Squamish Arts Council Vice Chair Elena spearheads several art projects in the Museum, opening doors to local artists working with copper.
Derek A. Jang
Manager of Interpretive Delivery
Derek is a certified interpretive trainer who has developed and delivered programs for museums, parks, and aquariums. In addition to leading a passionate team of historic interpreters, he coordinates the Museum Ambassador volunteer program which debuted in 2021. Derek strives to create memorable and impactful experiences for all guests.
Finance & Accounting Manager
Jamie is a Chartered Accountant, with strong experience in various senior finance roles, including as an Auditor and Corporate Controller. She is passionate about strategic business management, and is currently completing her Masters of Business Administration. Jamie brings to the Museum her auditor-lens, combined with big-picture strategic thinking – highly valuable in managing our unique business model as a self-sustaining not-for-profit Museum.
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The Museum is a premier, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting mining's relevance today and towards a sustainable future. We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the sovereign Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation.