• Celia Robben – Chair
  • Sarah Noon-Ward- Vice Chair
  • Zora Attiana – Treasurer
  • Terry Knight – Director
  • Bruce Thompson – Director

Executive Committee

Celia Robben – Chair


Celia Robben has been active in promoting the Sunshine Coast tourism sector for more than 10 years. She served as chair of Sunshine Coast Tourism and prior to that the Sunshine Coast Bed & Breakfast Cottage Owners Association. Celia loves the outdoors and has been a part of the Sunshine Coast Trails Society, Dakota Ridge Advisory Committee, and the Gibsons Friday Farmers’ Market. She has been a small business owner since moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2006.

Celia graduated with honours from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She spent 13 years in the oil industry as an accountant, financial analyst and logistics specialist.

Sarah noon-ward – Vice-Chair


Sarah Noon-Ward has lived on the Sunshine Coast since 2004 when she moved from North Vancouver as a single parent, with her two children aged two and four. Now students at Chatelech Secondary, and hardworking employees at two local Sechelt businesses, Sarah’s children remind her daily of the importance of sustainable economic wellness on the Sunshine Coast. Having grown up on Bowen Island, living in a small coastal community was second nature for Sarah. She brings a strong background in community capacity development and extensive experience working within academia and the nonprofit sector. Well versed in networking among varied community stakeholders in support of advancing organizational goals, Sarah brings a strong community minded presence. Sarah holds a BA in Liberal Studies from Capilano University where she focused on Women and Gender Studies and a Certificate in Counseling Women from Athabasca University. Her time working with the Sechelt Indian Band, and its membership the shíshálh Nation, helped build her understanding of the importance of Aboriginal title and presence on the lands we now call Canada, as well as the wealth of talent among the Aboriginal community. Sarah hopes to honour the relationship between Canada’s first peoples and settler Canadians, in advancing our shared future here on the Coast.

Zora Attiana – Treasurer

Zora Attiana

Zora is the owner of Blue Chips Logistics, a former senior purchasers for Loblaws Canada and has a long history volunteering in the executive of Big Brothers at the local, regional and national level.


Terry Knight

Terry Knight is a retired business executive living in Halfmoon Bay. Terry is very active in the Halfmoon Bay Community Association and is a weekly columnist for the Coast Reporter Newspaper.

Bruce Thompson