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Doug Makaroff
President of the Development Manager to the Partnership and promoter of the model

Doug Makaroff has 19 years experience as an urban planner and real estate developer, most of which have focused on applying the principles of Sustainability and New Urbanism to highly marketable real estate projects.

From 1991 to the present, he has been the President of an urban planning consulting firm, serving public and private clients on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. During this time, Doug was responsible for a wide variety of planning studies, including the creation of urban tree preservation bylaws, land use bylaws, development permit guidelines and official community plans.

This company, Living Forest Planning Consultants Ltd., is now the Development Manager for the Partnership. From 1996 to 2003, he was a partner in the award-winning Shoal Point condominium project in Victoria, B.C. From 2003 to mid-2006, he was the Vice President of Planning and Permitting for the Loreto Bay Company.

As the President and CEO, Doug is responsible for the success of the Elkington Forest project. He is committed to establishing this innovative community by utilizing tested and proven economic and environmental principles.



Jack Basey QC
Vice President, Development Services

Jack Basey has a broad background in the legal and regulatory aspects of land development. His public sector experience relates to all the legal, planning and land use issues surrounding real estate developments.

Jack was the Director of Planning for the City of Victoria during a period of unprecedented development, 1999 - 2006. During this time, he was responsible for a wide variety of planning matters including the negotiation of complex agreements for many large-scale projects. Mr. Basey oversaw the review and development of community plans, studies, zoning, land use bylaws, and regulatory bylaws.

He was the City's overall project leader for the multiple awards winning Dockside Green Brownfield redevelopment project. Jack Basey has also taught Administrative Law in the Masters of Public Administration program at the University of Victoria. He has a law degree from Queen's University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alberta.

Jack is the Executive Director of the Trust for Sustainable Forestry and oversees the activities of Living Forest Communities in light of the TSF mandate to advance ecosystem-based forestry. Among other duties, he ensures that the covenants and other legal mechanisms for conservation are impeccably drafted to guarantee the health of the forest ecosystems in perpetuity.



Doug Stables
Director of the Trust for Sustainable Forestry and Forestry Advisor to the Partnership

Mr. Stables earned an undergraduate degree in Forest Resources Management from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration from Royal Roads University, and is a Registered Professional Forester through the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals.

Mr. Stables is President of Bluewater Technologies Corporation and Past President of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, and Associate Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University. Mr. Stables has been a strong advocate of environmentally sustainable practices for the past 15 years with a focus in the forest and submerged forest industries and associated small business development. He believes in and strongly supports capacity building for First Nations groups and education and training initiatives that create and support environmentally sustainable practices.



Allison Clark
Office Manager

As the Office Manager of both the Trust for Sustainable Forestry and Living Forest Communities, Alison Clark comes to Elkington Forest with a positive background and passion for local communities and sustainability, offering skills and experience from previous positions in Parks and Protected areas management, volunteers organization and coordination, and both invasive species and wildlife research and management.

Since July 2009, Alison has provided administrative support to Doug Makaroff and Jack Basey which includes office administration, organizing public presentations and promoting Living Forest Communities and the Trust for Sustainable Forestry at local events.

Alison graduated from the University of Victoria in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Geography with a minor in Environmental Studies. She began volunteering with Living Forest Communities in 2007 and her passion and knowledge for sustainable land use, forestry practices and healthy communities has only grown since. Outside of work Alison enjoys sailing, hiking, biking, and just generally enjoying the beautiful west coast lifestyle.