Board of Directors

Board members volunteer their time to this process on behalf of the community.

Nine elected individuals and two appointees represent various interests on the 11-member Board of Directors; the activities of the association are further directed by its membership through bylaws approved by the provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

2024 Board of Directors

Shawn Lee
Shawn and his wife, Jocelyn, moved to Vernon from Alberta in 1984 with four children and two more to come. Discovering the sunshine of Silver Star Resort, skiing became their major winter recreation and the whole family learned to ski at Silver Star. A retired dentist, he successfully built up his Vernon dental practice when moving here in 1984. As a Vernon City Councillor, he supported major initiatives to improve traffic flow in Vernon, served on the Arts Council of the North Okanagan, and on the Okanagan Regional Library board where he participated on the steering committee for the realization of the new Vernon Branch.
Stephen Trompp
(Vice Chair)
Stephen’s career in financial services spanned new product development and marketing. Since retirement, he’s dedicated time to local community boards, managed holiday rentals on his Australian farm, and owned a home on Silver Queen Rd for over 20 years. Biannual visits to Silver Star Resort for skiing and summer activities have built strong friendships. Stephen emphasizes the importance of a well-communicated strategy for the success of the Silver Star Resort Association.
Michael Storey
Michael was founder, President, and CEO of Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE: CWT.UN). In 2006, he and his wife Kathy Austin purchased in resort at Creekside. Since that time, they have spent every winter at Silver Star enjoying the wonderland in all forms including alpine skiing, cross county, snow shoeing, skating and tubing together with many local and seasonal friends. In recent years, summer activities attracted them to build and reside in a detached home here. Silver Star has and continues to be a focal point in Michael’s life. As a member of the Resort Association he brings a background of growth and development to a place very near and dear to his heart.
Lynn Fleming
Has been loyal to Silver Star since 2008, enjoying downhill, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and tubing with the many friends and family that also love this resort. She moved here full time in 2020, adding hiking and biking to the additional reasons to enjoy Silver Star. With the purchase of a townhouse in Pinnacles in 2023, Lynn has been able to introduce her grandchildren to the wonder of Silver Star. As a member of the Silver Star Resort Association Lynn brings her highly organized and results driven 20 years of leadership, mentoring, and stakeholder engagement experiences to strengthen the community she loves as board Treasurer.
Ian Jenkins
Ian is the other representative of Silver Star Mountain Resort Ltd. on the board. He is currently the Director of Sales, Marketing and Accommodation at Silver Star Mountain Resort Ltd. Formerly Director of Sales at Whistler Blackcomb, Ian moved to Colorado to work for Vail Resorts when Vail acquired Whistler. Ian and his family moved to Vernon in 2018 when he accepted his position at SilverStar.​
Jim Brainard
Jim purchased his home at Silver Star in 2019 after travelling from his home in Carmel, Indiana for annual family ski holidays since 1997. Jim’s long-standing love for Silver Star as a guest for over 2 decades led him to join the unique mix of international residents and locals, building a property at the Ridge so that he could spend more time at the resort as he enters retirement. Jim recognizes the potential of Silver Star and believes his experience as Mayor of Carmel helps make a positive contribution to the association as it continues to work with all stakeholders to maximize the wonderful resort experience now and into the future.
Julie Sherborn
Julie is a key figure in the formation of the Silver Star Resort Association, bringing a diverse professional background from the English football league press boxes to global media company boardrooms. As the force behind Australia’s former media conglomerate, she led the expansion, developing market-leading, multi-lingual brands. Active in not-for-profit projects, including a farmers’ coffee co-operative and child feeding initiatives with the UN World Food Programme, Julie, with her husband and dogs, focuses on raising award-winning pastured pork and grass-fed beef, emphasizing soil regeneration and unforced sustainability—a significant aspect of her diverse career.
Lindsay Brennan
Lindsay owns and operates Silver Star Stays. Lindsay graduated with a journalism degree from Thompson Rivers University. In the past years, she worked for CIBC, and though she got promoted quickly, she wanted to do work that she was passionate about. She moved to the United Way in the North Okanagan specifically in fundraising and has sat on the Investment Funding Committees evaluating applications from organizations applying for United Way funding. When not working with Silver Star Stays owners and guests around the mountain, Lindsay and her family are skiing and snowshoeing with their dogs in the winter and downhill and cross-country biking in the summer.
Marion Drummond
Is one of two representatives of Silver Star Mountain Resort Ltd. on the board. She is the Resort Sales Director at SilverStar Mountain Resort Ltd and has worked for SilverStar since 2008. Marion first came to SilverStar in 2007 and joined the Snowsports School team the following season. She came for one year and kept coming back to work in the Winter Seasons! In 2015 she was successful in her application for a year round position. In Marion’s previous life in Financial Services she had a number of Leadership roles, in areas such as Customer Service, Sales and Operational Performance, People Development and Business Banking.
Rob Durant
For over 30 years Robert has been active in the travel and tourism business and community and has acted as Owner & Operator of W.D. World Travel and for 27 years, with his current role for the past four years being the Director of Global Solutions of Direct ATPI Travel. Robert thoroughly enjoys his experiences in the resort community through participating in various summer and winter mountain-focused activities and events, including downhill biking, cross country biking, hiking, alpine skiing, nordic skiing, and snowshoeing.
Rob Wasiliew
Rob has a profound connection to Silver Star, having spent his formative years competing in ski racing with the resort. Understanding the evolving landscape and management of the mountain, his insights are invaluable as a seasoned local Realtor entrenched in the market. Rob possesses a strong understanding of property dynamics and businesses operating within Silver Star’s domain. His tenure as strata president for a Vernon complex over the past years exemplifies his experience in governance. His leadership skills have equipped him with the acumen necessary to navigate complex administrative landscapes.

Thank you, former board members!