Eric Woodward


Eric is a software architect that resides within Fort Langley, also invested the odd commercial project within the its commercial core, most notably the Coulter Berry Building at the corner of Glover Road and Mavis Avenue.

He personally maintains the BIA's website,, and its Facebook page. He oversees the BIA's day-to-day activities such Bloom Market and the Cranberry Festival.

Eric is also a Director of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation and serves on the Economic Development Advisory Committee at the Township of Langley.

Jim Dyck


Jim has been involved with the BIA since its creation in 1997. Over these years he has served in all executive positions, and brings tremendous experience, knowledge and history to the BIA.

Dixie Jacobson

Vice President

Dixie is a 20 year resident of Langley, and a partner in the Fort Pub & Grill, and currently operates Carousel Farm Thoroughbreds in Milner. She is also on the Canadian Executive Committee for Canuck Place in Abbotsford, among many other community involvements.

Brenda Alberts


For the past 18 years, Brenda Alberts has owned and operated the award-winning Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. An outstanding community volunteer and 33 year resident of Fort Langley, Brenda was responsible for re-establishing the Remembrance Day service at the Fort Cenotaph, in addition to many community fundraising initiatives.

Catherine Doyle


Following an early career in EDP, as computer operations and programming was known at the time, Cathy began her family and returned to university studying Interior Design, Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Manitoba. A resident of Fort Langley, Cathy has most recently volunteered as a director for the Fort Langley Community Association for three years. Cathy represents Spacial Effects Design.

Blair Shpeley


Blair is a founding partner in Euphoria Chocolates which has been serving Fort Langley for over 8 years. In this time he has assisted in the awareness and promotion of local needs and events.

Kevin Speilman


Kevin was born in Langley, and is a partner in XARIS Construction, a commercial general contracting and construction management company located in Fort Langley. Kevin has been able to participate in a number of projects to rejuvenate Fort Langley, including the renovations to the Fort Mall, and more recently, the Coulter Berry Building.

Misty Vanpopta


Misty was formerly the co-owner of the Fort Langley Cyclery, selling, servicing, and renting road and urban bicycles. She continues to represent them on the Board of Directors. She has served on the BIA's marketing committee, and has previously served as a director of Langley Christian School Society.