Our staff

Community Futures Nadina's small business specialists are dedicated to taking the time to really understand your business ideas – and then rolling up their sleeves to help you make them happen. We can help you apply for business loans, write a business plan, understand your cash flow and access new markets. We have in-depth knowledge of the unique characteristics of this region's local and regional economies and active partnerships with business and community leaders, local government, educational institutions, other business lenders and not-for-profits.

Call or email us today to get your business dreams moving forward.

Kim Martinsen
General Manager

Kim moved to Bulkley Valley in 1990 and resides in Smithers.  She brings years of experience as a Community Economic Development Practitioner for CF Nadina working through-out the region in project management and various other capacities.  Kim directly managed Industry Canada’s Broadband for Rural and Northern Development project and along with Nadina became the recipient of the Minister’s Award for Excellence & Innovation and the Pan Canadian CF Initiative Award. Kim left Nadina for nearly a decade to become Corporate Officer and shortly after the Chief Administrative Officer for the Village of Telkwa.  While there, she led a team under the direction of Council to build a solid community foundation and subsequently produced significant bylaws for the community, four of them being the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw and Affordable Housing Action Plan, known as the “Community Sustainability and Resiliency Plan” which went on to win a Livable Communities Socio Economic Silver Award, a United Nations internationally sectioned sustainability honour.  In 2015, Kim returned to CF Nadina as the General Manager where she is excited to brings over 25 years experience in community involvement, extensive knowledge in management and administration, direct project management, financial administration, and community development to the Nadina team. 

Sarah Fitzmaurice
Business Development Analyst

Sarah has been a shareholder and board member of two companies and has most recently held the role of Managing Director for Toronto-based Flight Level Media Ltd. She has sold and delivered large scale content and software development projects for airlines including Lufthansa, Delta and United, as well as inflight entertainment system leaders Panasonic Avionics and Thales. Prior to this, Sarah was Managing Partner at Vancouver-based New World Multimedia working with clients such as Air Canada, Bugaboos Eyewear, Island Savings and 1-800-GOT-JUNK. She holds a diploma from the McKay School of Design and the Business Management Training Program at the University of Toronto.

Ais Sheridan
Reception, Administrative Assistant

Ais joined the Community Futures Nadina team as the Administrative Assistant in 2015. Ais grew up in the Northwest and returned in 2011 to formally study business administration. She has worked for several years in administration and business management and development roles. Ais strongly believes in providing clients with impeccable customer service and in her role, she provides fellow staff members, management, and Board members with administrative support while creating a friendly environment for clients.

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Communities Served

Burns Lake, Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Topley, Smithers


Community Futures Nadina
2430 Butler Avenue, Unit A
PO Box 236
Houston, BC
V0J 1Z0

T: 250.845.2522