Our Team

Sarah Brown

Operations Manager

Sarah Brown is our fierce visitor centre leader who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Hope, Cascades & Canyons Visitor Centre, as well as the management of our museum artifacts. Sarah’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: management of VC staff, hiring and training our annual summer students, the purchase and sale of retail within the visitor centre, advertisement sales for local stakeholders and partners, and the invaluable responsibility of managing the finances for the board of AdvantageHOPE. Sarah moved to Hope from New Brunswick in 2018 and has fully embraced our community by making it her goal to lead by example of what community pride means.

Sarah brings great knowledge and experience to the table working in various museums in Ontario and Saskatchewan prior to her arrival in Hope. She was also the Manager at the Sturgis Station House Museum and interned at the Kingston Museum of Healthcare. Upon the completion of the new visitor centre and museum, Sarah will be able to fully put her skills to work as our Museum Curator.

Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of New Brunswick and an Advanced Diploma in Applied Museum Studies from Algonquin College.

Brian McKinney

Visitor Information Counsellor

When we think about the visitor experience and your time spent in the Hope, Cascades & Canyons region, like many other regions in B.C., it is full of excitement, awe inspiring views, and memories that will last a lifetime. But the one thing that we can offer you that is different from every other destination in Brian McKinney!

Make your first connection a meaningful one at the Hope, Cascades & Canyons Visitor Centre. Brian’s passion and eccentric personality will make you want to explore everything that our region has to offer from things to do, places to see, and activities to explore. Brian will provide you and your family with all the necessary information to make your visit to our community fun and memorable. Brian is also the unofficial Filmed in Hope, B.C. Rambo expert! Welcoming on average more than 15,000 fans a year, Brian can share years full of stories and what it was like to be on set during the filming. Brian also shares a wealth of small business and tourism industry experience working as a tourism employee, Human Resources Manager, and eventually holding the respectable role as a shareholder for one of British Columbia’s most well-known tourist attractions, Hells Gate Airtram located in the Scenic Fraser Canyon. Brian is incredibly personable and has a passion for working with people.

Certified in workplace training and employee recruitment, Brian is also a recipient of multiple customer service accolades, holds a Dale Carnegie Certification in Human Relations & Professional Development, and is Destination British Columbia Super Host certified.