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KAST Team Member Katie Wells

Katie Wells

Chief Financial Officer

After graduating from Engineering at UBC, Katie worked in pulp and paper and then management with Procter & Gamble. Moving back to B.C., she co-founded Basecamp Enterprises (Rigging for Rescue) and Basecamp Innovations Ltd (Rescue Equipment design). It was here she gained her experience in patents, R&D, SR&ED and IRAP.

When Rigging for Rescue was sold to a US team in 2002, she started her own consulting practice and was later the CEO of KRIC while considering hew next move. Over the past 15+ years, Katie has found a niche using her multidisciplinary skillset with her P.Eng. and her specialties in finance and systems to help entrepreneurs and nonprofits move their goals and dreams forward. Katie has also specifically coached manufacturing and technology firms through IRAP supported Community Futures and KRIC and now her own firm, Turning Point Business Advisory Services Inc.

Katie and Turning Point are based out of Invermere where Katie has lived for the past 26 years. She enjoys family, being outside and tiny house living.