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Introducing Charlie Clappis, General Manager

Introducing Charlie Clappis, General Manager

The HFN group of businesses is pleased to welcome Charlie Clappis as our new General Manager. Charlie joined the business group in June and is already busy connecting day-to-day business operations with our long-term goals for economic prosperity.

Prior to accepting the position, Charlie spent a four-year term on the Huu-ay-aht Executive Council where he held the lands and resources portfolio, and the portfolio for capital projects and community infrastructure. His work included contributing to the community sewer project and the upgrades to roads and internet service.

Before coming to Executive Council, Charlie worked in the residential and commercial construction industry. Beginning his apprenticeship in 1999 under Knappett Construction, Charlie achieved his Red Seal certification as a journeyman carpenter working on projects such as the House of Huu-ay-aht.

His work in this industry took him to Nanaimo and Victoria, where he gained experience in commercial projects including schools, lodges, and grocery stores. After eight years with Knappett Construction, Charlie joined the residential construction industry and founded his own business, Clappis Construction.

Working as a sole proprietor, Charlie completed many residential projects before securing a position with Huu-ay-aht First Nations as a construction manager for various projects, including the administration building. That position brought him back home in 2009.

Charlie is proud to be living in Anacla with his young daughter Aliza and his fiancé Ruth. In addition to having a solid understanding of Huu-ay-aht-ownded businesses, Charlie also has a good rapport with the Bamfield business community and hopes to build on those relationships. Living and working in Anacla for the past six years has exposed him to Huu-ay-aht business culture and helped him engage with customers and clients.

As the new General Manager, Charlie will oversee the day-to-day operations of all businesses under the business group. He will support individual business managers and report to the Chief Executive Officer.

To reach Charlie, please call 250-728-3080 (office) or 250-735-0640 (mobile) or email

One Comment

  1. Hi Charlie, impressive totem unveiling. Could you tell me who was the very young lead singer in the first song and the name of the song? This is for the New Bamfielder…anything you might like to add?

    Regards, Louis

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