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Executive Director

KAST Executive Director Melanie Fontaine

Director of Operations

Melanie Fontaine brings to KAST passion, skill and deep commitment to benefit the Kootenay science and tech communities. Melanie is excited to lead the KAST team, creating relationships across the region and bringing renewed energy to programs, both current and future, for KAST.
KAST Team Member Sam Farrel

Programs Director

Sam Farrell combines his deep background in business and entrepreneurship with his personal passion for science and technology to maximize the potential of the East Kootenays.


KAST Team Member Katie Wells

Chief Financial Officer

After graduating from Engineering at UBC, Katie worked in pulp and paper and then management with Procter & Gamble.
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Coordinator - East Kootenay

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Revelstoke Coordinator

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Join the KAST team and shape the future of tech in the Kootenays with your expertise and vision.