Squamish Savings Community Advisory Board

The Squamish Savings Community Advisory Group is committed to building a healthy, sustainable and inclusive community. Board members identify opportunities to distribute Shared Success grants to help meet the diverse needs of the Squamish community, bringing our vision of redefining wealth to life.


Meet the Board

Jeanene Gruber, Insurance Representative, Squamish Savings

Jeanene Gruber

Member for 14 years

Why is Squamish the right community for you and your family?

“Squamish has been the catalyst for the biggest changes in my and my family’s lives. It was a refuge for us and it allowed us to restart our lives. I have grown to love this community, and it gave us a place to feel connected. I love the sense of a small town that Squamish has.”

What does Shared Success mean to you?

“I have a passion for the non-profit sector. I was employed in that field for 20 years and have worked in a number of different roles within it. I know the struggles of that sector and also appreciate all the passion that is needed to keep that system going. I am excited to be part of this committee and I am looking forward to connecting with many of the organizations and hearing their stories.”

Jessica Frew, Branch Concierge, Squamish Savings

Jessica Frew

Member for six years

Why is Squamish the best community for you and your family?

“When I think of Squamish I think of beautiful scenery, the small-town feel, the happy healthy community. I love the number of friendly ‘hellos’ I get when I walk down the street every day. The community has an ‘open door community feel’ in my eyes, and that’s what I love about it.”

What does Shared Success mean to you?

“Being able to share our success to build a happy, healthy sustainable community that everyone benefits from.”

Kim Lacombe, Business Account Manager, Squamish Savings

Kim Lacombe

Member for 10 years

Why is Squamish the right community for you and your family?

“I have lived in the Sea to Sky corridor for more than 35 years. I moved to Whistler back in 1982, so I was one of the original Whistler kids! After graduating, I moved to Pemberton, but I did spend a short time of my high school years in Squamish and absolutely loved it. Once I started a family, I knew that I wanted to raise my family here. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else and I am blessed to be here and able to call this home.”

What does Shared Success mean to you?

“Shared Success means community to me. It means sharing, and building success together to make the world a better place.”

Carol Mahedy, Insurance Representative, Squamish Savings

Carol Mahedy

Member for 40+ years

Why is Squamish the best community for you and your family?

“I grew up here and have always loved the small-town feeling. After all these years the scenery still takes my breath away. On a clear day when I walk outside I still have to look all around me and soak it all in.”

What does Shared Success mean to you?
“I love that our money is being put back into the community.”

Bodhi McKinney, Financial Service Representative, Squamish Savings

Bodhi McKineey

Member for one year

Why is Squamish the best community for you and your family?

“The natural beauty lured me to Squamish. The tight-knit community feeling, and the members, not just of the credit union but of the community as a whole, is what kept me here.”

What does Shared Success mean to you?

“It is through direct member conversations that trust is built in our communities. We have the ability as staff to create innovative lending, to give grants through Shared Success, and to build lasting partnerships with a hands-together approach or in-kind support. Shared Success to me is an opportunity greater than its dollar value. It provides us with an opportunity to create real impact while enhancing the communities we live in.”