Team Zincton

The Zincton Project is a collection of talented local Kootenay residents and professionals dedicated to designing and building ultra-low-impact, Climate Neutral backcountry ecotourism in Goat Pass.


David Harley is heading up the Zincton Project. He has been backcountry skiing in the North Slocan since the mid 1970s, and living in New Denver full time for over 20 years. Connect with David


David Harley

Kelley and I have been on a lifelong quest to figure out how to best raise our family in the mountains, while creating opportunities for partners and the next generations to come.  We love the Slocan and Goat Pass. 


Isabelle Larouche (Izzy)

Bachelor of Law (LLB), Masters in Environmental Management and Law (MEnv);

Izzy is supporting the Zincton project with regulatory approvals, environmental management and Indigenous engagement advice.

She is skilled in Indigenous rights and title and the establishment of co-governance models. She has over 15 years of experience with a demonstrated history of working with Academia, Government and Industry including major projects, strategic agreement negotiation and implementation, reconciliation, mining remediation and sustainable development. 

Other than skiing, her passion lies in the creation of sustainable communities utilizing strategies that include cultural recognition, environmental stewardship and economic development.

Izzy is currently living in Fernie BC and has been in the Kootenays since 2013.

Isabelle Larouche


Jean-Marc La Flamme

Jean-Marc is a senior technology professional who has worked for National Smart Cities and Housing Innovation Teams and is now building regenerative communities with affordable housing at its core.

A career of disrupting industries, scaling startups, supporting non-profits, working with government and rural communities. Founder of mass manufactured micro and modular housing with off-grid living infrastructure, leading innovation centres using digital engagement platforms allowing all residents to co-create communities and new social enterprise.

Living in the Kootenays for 13 years, and calls Kaslo home.

J-M La Flamme



Keith Liggett

I’ve lived a life in the mountains. As a climbing guide, a ski instructor, a search and rescue leader, my days have been defined by the surrounding peaks. And those peaks created words and sentences following the experiences.




Brent Harley and Associates Inc. (BHA)
International all-season mountain resort planners and designers.

With each project we aim to create a unique recreation experience, embodying environmentally sensitive design, integrated and in balance with the landscape and surrounding communities, and respecting each site’s limits to growth.

BHA is excited to be working to make the vision for Zincton a reality.

Brent Harley

Over the past 40 years I have been involved in the design and development of mountain resorts around the world. Zincton will be an exciting game changer, a new and cutting edge offering that will cater to a rapidly developing, adventure oriented, environmentally aware, skier marketplace, wanting to escape to the mountains.


Matt Bakker


Kyle Vash


Dave Williamson, B.E.S., Q.E.P.


Dave has worked in both public and private sectors, holding positions in Agriculture Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Esso Resources, Eldorado Nuclear, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Mines and Energy. With 20 years experience in environmental and resource development, he has focused on the resort industry during the past decade. Working for Whistler Mountain Ski Corporation, Dave was responsible for supervising planning, construction activities, and liaising with government agencies for permits, licenses, and approvals relating to mountain development. As a Principal of Cascade Environmental Resource Group Ltd., Dave coordinates and manages land use projects, applying his understanding of terrain analysis to a wide spectrum of environmental and land use issues. He has developed particular expertise in environmental inventory and assessment, as well as integrated land use and resource planning. He is a certified Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessor, and is qualified to conduct both GPS surveys and Visual Landscape Assessments. Dave is a Certified Environmental Site Assessor with the Associated Environmental Assessors of Canada.

Candace Rose-Taylor, M.Sc., R.P.Bio., P.Biol., E.P., Q.E.P
Principal & Managing Professional Biologist

With over 10 years experience in the fields of aquatic and environmental science Candace has worked extensively in remote field settings from the tropics to the Arctic and at-sea. She has worked as a scientific diver collecting baseline data of coral reef environments in Africa and the Caribbean. In the Arctic she conducted contaminated site assessment and remediation of frozen and coastal lands. Prior to joining Cascade Candace worked as an At-Sea Fisheries Observer monitoring fishing activity along the BC coast. Candace holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Geography from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Master of Science in Geography from Memorial University in Newfoundland specializing in acoustic classification of demersal fish spawning habitat. Upon completion of her master’s degree Candace worked for Fisheries and Oceans Canada where she collected and analyzed remotely sensed data to describe haddock habitat on the Scotian Shelf.

Looking for a diverse team with you! Stay tuned.