GERALD K. WATSON
Gerald Watson was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario and moved to Kamloops in 1977. He graduated from Kamloops Senior Secondary in 1989 and then attended the University College of the Cariboo for three years before transferring to UBC Law in 1992. Gerald was called to the bar in 1996. Gerald is an active member of the community and has been a school board trustee for SD73 for 11 years, is a past President of the Rotary Club of Kamloops (17 year member) and is a past President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops and Region (17 year Director). Gerald was recently elected to the British Columbia Public Sector Employer’s Association Board of Directors (BCPSEA) to support employer side bargaining in the Education sector and has been appointed to the British Columbia School Trustee’s Association (BCSTA) committee pending the anticipated reconfiguration of BCPSEA. Gerald is an avid skier, swimmer and tennis player.
Gerald has a solicitor’s practice and works mainly in the following areas of law:
Derek Haines was born and raised in Kamloops. He graduated from Brocklehurst Secondary School and then went to Cariboo College (now known as TRU) and finished his undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in 1991. He then attended law school at the University of British Columbia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1995. Derek articled in Kamloops and was called to the bar as a lawyer in 1996. Derek has continued to work as a lawyer in Kamloops ever since. Derek is married, has two stepdaughters, two sons and a daughter. Derek has sat on several Boards around town and is an active member in the community. Derek volunteers his time among various groups such as, Ducks Unlimited, Operation Rednose, and KIBIHT. Derek continues to coach or has coached his children in basketball, baseball, soccer, and hockey.
Derek practices mainly in the following areas of law: