Board, Coordinator, and Staff Bios
Nathan Ross - President
Nathan is a Vancouver local with a keen interest in environmental stewardship and sustainability. He is an avid surfer and spends much of his spare time trekking to the coast in search of waves. Troubled by the ceaseless creation of waste and its far-reaching environmental impacts, Nathan pursues imaginative ways of diverting materials from waste streams and promoting circular economies. If you see him on the street, please say hello! Nathan’s always up for a good chat.
Rob Gill - Treasurer
Rob has been a member of the Vancouver Tool Library since 2012 and joined the board in 2015 as the tool coordinator and later became Treasurer. When he's not taking care of tools, you can find Rob building things out of wood, electronics or whatever else comes to hand. In his day job, he works as an administrator in health care.
Lesley Lim - Member-at-Large
With twenty years of program, business and operations experience in the private, non-profit and public sectors; eight of which were in management positions. She has worked for Companies and organizations such as BC Cancer Agency, CREO, BC Rail and Vancouver Coastal Health. Lesley offers experience in Lean Start-up business model, operations, IT, partnership and business development and strategy. She holds a MBA from Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. Lesley is an avid mountain biker and love being outdoors in general. She is very excited to be part of the board serving under the President and the membership of the Tool Library.
Lauren McGuire-Wood - Secretary
Lauren has been involved with the Vancouver Tool Library since 2012. As tools are not exactly her forté, she brings her expertise in communications, project management, and non-profit leadership to the table. While not performing her VTL Board duties, she can be found speed-reading and critically analyzing books to complete her MA in English Literature and Education at UBC.
Luke Dorn - Member-at-Large
I have over 5 years of experience in the construction industry where I currently work as a project manager for a local railway construction company. I am also working towards a Master’s in Public Policy as well as the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. Although I’m new to VTL and its board, I look forward to helping the organization manageably grow, in both size and scope by assisting with special projects, events, and administrative tasks.
Laine Hughes - General Manager
Laine has been the GM of the Vancouver Tool Library since September 2018. He's a creative problem solver, project-maker of all sorts, and big time dog lover. When he's not in the shop he can be found in the mountains, or on the water. Laine spent many years working as a bicycle mechanic, teaching Gender Studies as York University, and is extremely passionate about social justice.