Meet Jacqueline Clarke from British Columbia. Jacqueline was born in the UK, grew up in Trinidad, lived in several Caribbean islands, and finally settled in BC in 2005. Jacqueline was appointed as Pickleball Canada’s Secretary and just recently was elected to this position.
Her career spans the private (British Airways, InterVISTAS Consulting), not-for-profit (Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago) and public sectors (Capilano University).
In her roles for both private and not-for-profit organizations she has been instrumental in building relationships with government, shaping policy and successfully representing industry interests. As Executive Director of the Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago she successfully lobbied government to change financial policy to facilitate the sector’s growth and was instrumental in the establishment of the Caribbean Marine Association to develop the region’s yachting tourism product and strengthen regional cooperation. Jacqueline also chaired the Yachting Industry Team of The Prime Minister’s Standing Committee on Business Development to develop the National Yachting Industry Strategic Plan to guide the sector’s growth and development.
Jacqueline holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism and Hospitality Management from Ryerson University. Her areas of expertise include adult education, strategic management, and tourism development.
Jacqueline started playing pickleball in June 2021 (inspired by her father in Trinidad) and is an avid recreational player. She volunteers with the Vancouver Pickleball Association to edit the monthly newsletter.
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