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Biography – Daphane Nelson

Daphane Nelson brings wide-ranging experience in business and organizational planning to the Export Navigator Indigenous advisor role.

Nelson began her career with TD Canada Trust helping double the Kamloops TD commercial banking loan portfolio within her first two years in business lending. In 2016, she was elected as a director of the Interior Savings Credit Union (ISCU). Through her involvement with ISCU, Nelson honed her governance and leadership practices and helped form the Kamloops Public Market Cooperative and Kamloops Lived Experience Community, a pilot peer outreach project that connects Kamloops’ vulnerable population to available services. She recently began a business consulting practice, which included policy work with Community Futures of Central Interior First Nations.

She has served on diverse boards and committees, including the Kamloops Arts Council, Community Futures Thompson Country Loan Committee, Farm2Chef Collaborative, Kamloops Voter’s Society, Kamloops Food Policy Council and Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Interior born and raised, Nelson has called Kamloops home since the mid-1990s. She graduated from the University College of the Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University) with a BBA in economics.