Dedicated to Castlemain’s objective of working with First Nations to enhance their economic and social standing across Canada, Colin Doylend is a Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer (PAED), Certified Environmental Professional (EP), and the Castlemain Group’s Director of Economic Development, where his primary task is to negotiate government engagement and business partnership efforts with First Nation communities. Colin’s decade-long career lends him invaluable and extensive experience both in working with all levels of government and Canada’s First Nation communities. Since starting in government and Aboriginal Affairs, Colin has served as former Chief of Staff to Provincial Ministers, senior communications advisor with BC Hydro, and as a board member for numerous community and professional organizations. In doing so, he has lead and facilitated over seventy-five business agreements and negotiations between Aboriginal communities, government, and industry. Colin attended Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, where he studied public administration and graduated in 2002 with a B.A. in Political Science. He then earned certification in Advanced Communication in Local Government from Capilano College’s Municipal Administration Training Institute.