Meet Your Team
We are here to work with all newcomers and new residents to the rural regions of Western, Central, and Eastern PEI. Whether you’re moving to PEI from another country or another province, whether temporarily or permanently, we are here to help.
Maxine is the Executive Director for the CBDC – West Prince Ventures Ltd. and the Project Lead for the Community Navigator Program. Maxine was born and raised in Western PEI and she has an impressive 32 years of experience in Community development with the CBDC WPVL! Maxine obtained her MBA at UPEI and when she’s not helping develop rural communities she keeps plenty busy at her family’s Potato and Beef Farm. Her love for Western PEI shines through and her contribution can be felt throughout.
Western Community Navigator
Scott Smith is the Western PEI Community Navigator, hailing from the rural community of Freeland, PEI. A 2009 graduate of the BBA Cooperative Education program at UPEI, he loves to travel, meet new people, and explore the richness & diversity of new cultures. Scott understands firsthand the excitement & challenges of being new to a place, after learning Spanish and having lived & worked in the Dominican Republic for 4.5 years. He is passionate about welcoming others and supporting newcomers & new residents to rural PEI as they settle into living and working in the Western region. Prior to his navigator role, he embraced the spirit of welcoming others as the Innkeeper and General Manager of the West Point Lighthouse Inn & Museum for three years, while also expanding his business skills with various positions at the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) in the off-season. His fondness of Island life is easily transferred to newcomers who will come to love the Island for all that it has to offer. Together we can grow stronger, more diverse communities for all. Scott suggests exploring all the beautiful beaches and shorelines that PEI has to offer.
Central Community Navigator
Peggy Miles is the Central Community Navigator. She is a lifetime resident of Summerside, PEI, born to parents hailing from Manitoba and Newfoundland. Peggy’s previous role managing the Central Coastal Tourism Partnership provided her with a strong knowledge of the communities and people found in Central PEI. Peggy’s work and volunteer involvements with a variety of community organizations has provided her with a valuable network here on PEI. She is pleased to welcome new residents of rural Central PEI to the area.
Eastern Community Navigator
Lindee Gallant is the Eastern Community Navigator; She is born and raised in the Montague region. Lindee is a lover of the outdoors and marvels at the beauty of PEI and with a lifetime of experiences living in the region she has some amazing recommendations of where to go to fall in love with PEI. Lindee has a background in bioscience and the tourism industry. She truly loves hearing the life stories of all the newcomers to Eastern PEI. She looks forward to meeting with you at her The Montague Business Centre.