Host Society and Staff

The 2020 Arctic Winter Games Host Society has been created for the purpose of hosting the Games. It is a dynamic cross-section of territorial and municipal government representatives, community members, and volunteers dedicated to spending thousands of hours to help celebrate the culture and spirit of the Games.


George Arcand

General Manager

Moira Lassen


Executive Committee

Chris Milner – Executive Vice-President

Lucy Coulthard – VP Admin & FInance

Andrea Buckley – Yukon Government Rep

Mike Gau – City of Whitehorse Rep


Board of Management

Administration & Finance

Lucy Coulthard – VP

Laura Williamson – AVP


Athletes Services

Marie Cairns – VP

Megan Cromarty – AVP


Community Engagement & Protocol

Nyla Klugie-Migwans – VP

Tara Wardle – AVP


Culture & Ceremonies

Sophie Tremblay-Morissette – VP

Tamika Knutson – AVP


Information Technology

Don Pumphrey  – VP

John-Eric Petersson – AVP



Nic Desson – VP

David Morgan – AVP

Marketing & Sales

Sandy Legge – VP




Jason Bilsky – VP

Dr. Karen Barnes – AVP



Tracey Bilsky – VP

Peter Cassidy – AVP



Jeff O’Farrell – VP

Sarah Fraser – AVP



Sue Meikle – VP

Janet Mann – AVP


Carolyn Moore
Senior Manager

Jess Staffen
Manager – Athletes Services, Venues, Sport & Logistics

Patti Flather
Manager – Cultural Program & Ceremonies

Dan Macdonald
Manager – Sponsorship

Lindsay Smith
Assistant Manager – Sport

Ryan Romero
Project Manager – Logistics & Operations 

Mia Val
Project Manager – Venues

Shelley Williamson
Executive Office Manager

Meaghen Kimmitt
Manager – Volunteers, IT, Community Engagement & Protocol 

Echo Ross
Manager – Marketing & Media

Desiree Cook
Administrative Assistant

Courtney Nichol
Project Manager – Workforce & Accreditation

Chris Teiman
Project Manager – Athletes Services



Ex-Officio Committee

John Flynn – AWGIC

Councillor Samson Hartland – City of Whitehorse

Trevor Twardochleb – Team Yukon Chef de Mission

Colleen Wirth – Yukon College

Mathieya Alatini – Yukon First Nations