Board of Directors
Martin Eckervogt

Martin Eckervogt

Chair

Martin brings more than 25 years of construction experience in both the private and public sectors to the Dakwakada board.  Martin completed his Business Diploma in Alberta in 1987 and moved back to the Yukon to work with and eventually manage a family owned construction company. This work has included placer mining, civil and residential construction, and a land treatment facility. More recently Martin has been working in the public sector working primarily in the field of municipal water and wastewater, as well as property management. Martin, along with his three daughters, enjoy favorite outdoor activities that include fishing, cycling, and cross country skiing.

Ed Mollard

Ed Mollard

Director

Ed Mollard was born and raised in southern Manitoba. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) from the University of Manitoba, and Certified General Accountant designation in 1992. In the past he was employed for 10 years with the federal office of the Auditor General with focus on Northern clients in all three territories. He has been in the Yukon for the past 15 years and employed with Yukon Energy. During the last 8 years he has been the Chief Financial Officer​ for Yukon Energy.

Stan Thompson

Stan Thompson

Director

Currently, Stan is the CFO & VP Corporate Services for Northwestel, a telecommunications company serving Canada’s three northern territories including northern BC and Alberta, based in Whitehorse, Yukon. Stan also served as President of Novartis Consumer Health Canada for many years and as CFO in several Consumer Products and Pulp and Paper companies in Ontario and BC.

Stan currently serves as:

  • A Board Member and past Chair of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce,
  • A Board Member, Vice-Chair of the Resources committee, and a member of the Audit committee of the Board of Management for the Canada Revenue Agency
  • A Board Member of DCILP, owned by the Dakwakada First Nation and responsible for investing in businesses on behalf of its members
  • A Board Member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce representing Yukon

Stan earned his CPA/CA designation in Ontario with Thorne Riddell, a predecessor of KPMG. His work experience spans C Suite responsibilities in Consumer-Packaged Goods, Resource and Telecommunications companies.

Elaine Chambers

Elaine Chambers

Director

Over the past twenty-nine years Elaine has been employed with Däna Näye Ventures, an Aboriginal financial institution. Since 1996 has been the General Manager of this organization. From 1997 to 2015 Ms. Chambers has represented the Yukon on the National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association (NACCA) and served as Chair and Treasurer. Also from 1996 to current Ms. Chambers has represented Däna Näye Ventures on the RAB Energy Group Inc. (Northerm) board of director’s where she is currently the Chair. April 2016 to current and from 1996 to 2009 Ms. Chambers has represented the Yukon on the Cando board of directors where she has served as the Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer. Elaine Chambers was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, and currently resides in Champagne, Yukon.  She is a member of the Champagne & Aishihik First Nation and of the Crow Clan. She is the proud mother of two children, Odessa and Tina, as well as the proud grandmother of three grandchildren. 

Alex Doepel

Alex Doepel

CEO

Alex Doepel has 25 years of progressive management experience and diverse experiences in making positive contributions and advancements within the oil and gas, food and beverage, natural products, retail and feed agriculture industries.   He has a diverse background having held management roles within Finance, Operations, Business Development, Technology, Logistics, Manufacturing and General Management.  In addition to his diverse experience he is currently completing his thesis for a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business and is a member of the PMI Institute.