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Forest Manager Francis Johnson Jr., RPF Strategic Planner Clayton Harry, FIT

Forest Manager Francis Johnson Jr., RPF

Francis Johnson Jr is a member of the Esk’etemc (People of the White Earth), formally Alkali Lake First Nation, and is part of the Secwépemc Nation.

Francis is the Forest Manager with Alkali Resource Management Ltd. (ARM). Francis’ career has come full circle having started with ARM (previously known as Alkali Forest Enterprises) then seven years with various forestry companies in Williams Lake before returning to ARM in 2010. Francis’ professional development and leadership lead him to Management in 2021.

Francis is a community member and is one of three hereditary Chief’s in the community. This background give’s Francis expertise in Secwépemc traditional governance and traditional knowledge on Secwépemc land management overseeing all resources on land, air and water including the use of fire.

Francis holds a Bachelor of Natural Resource Science degree (2006) from Thompson Rivers University and is a Registered Professional Forester with the Forest Professionals of BC. Also, he is registered with the College of Applied Biologist working towards a Registered Professional Biologist designation. He is married with 6 children and currently resides in the village of Esk’et (Place of the White Earth).

Strategic Planner Clayton Harry, FIT

Clayton Harry is a member of the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation and joined Alkali Resource Management Ltd. (ARM) as a Strategic Planner in September 2022.  Prior to joining ARM, Clayton was the General Manager of SXDC Ltd. where he created successful economic development opportunities for his community. Clayton’s experience spans several industries including forestry, mining, clean energy, tourism, gas and oil, and municipalities. Additionally, Clayton has been instrumental in bylaw, policy and procedure, and master plan development, safety programming and implementation, fire suppression facilitation, as well as numerous project management including a community garden, forestry operations, community store, ranching, and tourism hospitality.

In addition to being a Forester in Training (FIT), Clayton holds an Aboriginal Management Certificate from the Sauder School of Business (2014), an Administration and Governance Certificate from Thompson Rivers University, and a Bachelor of Natural Resource Science Degree at Thompson Rivers University (2011). He also holds a Natural Resource Technology Diploma (2006) and Natural Resource Technology Certificate (2005) from the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology.

In Clayton’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, or playing, coaching or watching sports.