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Steve Osborn (left) and Kevin Gooden
REPORTING · 8th June 2011
Merv Ritchie
Rick Brouwer, RPF of SNCIRE (Skeena Nass Center for Innovation in Resource Economics) announced today the addition of two new staff to the SNCIRE team.

“Steve Osborn and Kevin Gooden […] greatly enhancing our capacity and ability to work on creating a diverse and sustainable resource economy in the region.” wrote Brouwer, “This increase in capacity is an important step for us, and I look forward to great strides over the next year in building a new natural resource economy.”

Referring to Steve Osborn as an ‘Agent for Change’ SNCIRE writes;

Steve is a professional forester with a comprehensive understanding of the economic, social and environmental challenges facing the natural resources industry, First Nation communities, and resource-dependent towns of the region. Smithers BC is home for Steve, his wife and their two children. Steve splits his time between Terrace and Smithers working full-time on the SNCIRE vision.

Providing Kevin Gooden with the designation as their Communication Agent SNCIRE writes;

Kevin has a wide variety of management, technical, and business experience. Formerly with BC Hydro, he has lived all over BC, and he and his wife moved to Terrace in 2006. Kevin works part-time for SNCIRE on our website, newsletters, and other communications media.

Steve is normally in SNCIRE’s Terrace office Tuesday through Thursday and in Smithers Mondays and Fridays. Feel free to contact him by phone at 250-638-1006, cellular 250-877-8595, or by email Steve.Osborn,,,

Kevin can be contacted on Tuesdays and Fridays at the SNCIRE office (250-638-1006), or by email (Kevin.Gooden,,,

SNCIRE has as their vision statement;
Through research and innovation in natural resource products, markets, and policies, and with an emphasis on development of fibre-based bio-products and emerging technologies, SNCIRE aspires to assist in the transition of the Skeena-Nass Region to an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable resource economy.