2018 Board Candidate Bios

2018 Board Candidate Bios

The election for the board will take place on Sunday, May 27th, at the AGM (Notice of 2018 Co-op AGM).

Nominations will also be taken from the floor.



Jill has lived on Hornby Island for over 35 years and raised 3 children with husband Tom Rutherford. Jill is a very energetic, friendly person; passionate about engaging with friends and family in lifelong learning, stimulating conversation, and creative expression. She thrives on being out in Nature and pursuing a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Working and volunteering as part of a vibrant community is one of her deepest values.

During Jill’s time on Hornby she has worked at the Preschool, shared a garlic business, been a Lay-Midwife, taught Music at the school, and is now working as an online educator. She has served on the Community Hall committee, coordinated the Hornby Homeschoolers Network, organized stage music at events, and currently stands as Board president of the Hornby Island Mountain Biking Association. Jill was elected to the Co-op Board last year for a one-year term, and it’s been so fun and rewarding that she’s running again, this time for a 3-year term.

The Co-op Store has always been a focal point for Jill’s family on Hornby as it is where they do the bulk of their shopping, and she appreciates it being the social hub of the Island for locals and off-Islanders alike. She is proud to have the (unofficial) honour of receiving the largest 10% day discount from the Co-op! Jill treasures its ongoing presence in the community and looks forward to serving again on the Board if re-elected.



Margaret moved to Hornby Island in the spring of 1974. She values the Co-op Store as the heart of the Island and has previously served on the Board as member and chair for roughly 15 years.

More than anything, she values direct clear communication between the Board, community members, management and staff. She feels that it is of prime importance for a Board member to understand the role of the Board as compared to the role of Management.

Being on the Board was a very positive experience for Margaret and she would be happy to be considered for an upcoming vacant term.



Randy Wunderlich’s family have deep connections with Hornby dating back into the 1970’s when his parents Wilf and Edie first purchased their property on Anderson Drive. Now with a family of three children and six plus grandchildren, they are enjoying the company of their extended families, especially during the Summers on Hornby.

Mr. Wunderlich has recently become a full-time resident after having lived and worked for many years around the province of British Columbia. His personal and professional interest lies in fostering Good Environmental Management and Natural Resource Utilization through his own company, Samurai Ventures Ltd.

Mr. Wunderlich’s education includes a Bachelor of Applied Science from UBC, Advanced Business Management training at the Banff School of Arts and multiple other certifications.

Relevant Roles that Mr. Wunderlich has held over the years include:
● Technical and Major Capital Project Manager
● Principal, leading successful Engineering Company and Division Start Ups (5)
● President, Duncan Industrial Engineering – (now Allnorth Engineering)
● Director, Strategic Services Tetra Tech Canada – FE prior to retirement

Randy hopes to support the Hornby community and the continued success of the Hornby Coop through his participation in the Board.