Dave Peterson recently retired from the position of Assistant Deputy Minister of Community Disaster Recovery, Lytton in the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness. He has worked in Dave Peterson forestry since 1973 both in and outside of government. Dave was the ADM of Rural Development, Lands and Innovation, Provincial Chief Forester, and Deputy Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. While Chief Forester, he was instrumental in the formation of FESBC and has served on the Board of Directors since its inception. Dave is extremely proud of the accomplishments of FESBC over that time and is thrilled to remain on the Board and to continue that work into the future. Dave expressed that he is honoured to carry on the excellent legacy of the previous Chairs, Wayne and Jim, and to build off the strong foundation they have created.