Nakita Baines is a Senior Manager in the KPMG St. John’s tax practice. Originally from Shoal Cove, NL, Nakita has been living and working in St. John’s since 2008. With over a decade of experience working with a diverse group of clients to understand the financial implications of their business transactions and operations, she has a depth of experience across an array of areas. This includes experience providing tax compliance, planning, and other advisory services to clients from a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, real estate, power and utilities, private equity, and manufacturing and processing. She has completed her in – Depth Tax Program in addition to obtaining her Chartered Professional Accountant designation. Previous board experience includes as a Financial Officer for Team Broken Earth and as the Treasurer for Confederation Building Daycare Centre Co-operative Society Limited. In her personal life Nakita enjoys travelling, spending time with her partner and their three year old dog, Atlas, while always being on the lookout for the next good book to enjoy.
Susan Furneaux is an artist, educator and craft consultant in Newfoundland and Labrador. Over the past 25 years, she has created with, taught natural dye and fibres throughout Canada. Furneaux has won multiple awards for her innovative use of natural materials with traditional techniques. She has exhibited internationally and her work is held in collections worldwide. Passionate about sharing her knowledge, Susan is currently an instructor in the College of the North Atlantic’s Textile & Apparel Design. She believes strongly in the creating work that merges technical skill with solid design concepts to create finely crafted objects