About Carmacks
Development Corporation

The Carmacks Development Corporation (CDC) is the business arm of the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation (LSCFN, the sole Shareholder). CDC operates throughout the traditional territory of LSCFN and has developed a number of exciting partnerships. CDC owns and manages commercial, industrial and residential properties in Carmacks and Whitehorse, Yukon.

CDC has been in business more than 25 years and currently owns and manages residential rental units in the community of Carmacks, Yukon.

In addition, the corporation solely owns and manages various commercial and industrial properties in Carmacks and has real estate investments in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

The company engages in incubating LSCFN citizen businesses, business partnerships, ventures and investments.

Carmacks Development Corporation Board and Management Team

Left Photo: Ron Gartshore, CEO, board members (l to r) Shannon Lachance, Sheila Garvice, Chair, Bernice Blattmann and Tanya Silverfox (former Chair). Inset photo: Cory Bellmore who was present via Zoom call.


Ron Gartshore

Ron Gartshore

Chief Executive Officer


Ron has over 25 years providing management, business development, training and mentoring services, predominantly to Indigenous organizations in Yukon, NT, and Northern British Columbia.

Ron’s experience includes general manager position with indigenous corporations as well as five years experience Chief Operating Officer for a Yukon Development Corporation.

Ron’s government management experience includes a management position with Yukon Health & Social Services as well as three Directorships within the Alberta Government.

Ron has had executive political experience in the House of Commons as well as the Yukon Cabinet Office.

Ron has enjoyed working in Northern Canadian communities as well as NGO experience in China, Philippines and East Timor.

Maylyn Larioza

Administrative Assistant



Lauren Skookum

Lauren Skookum

Office Administrator


Lauren is a citizen of Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation, and from the wolf clan. She enjoys being outside in nature, where she spends most of her free time with her daughter and their dog. Carmacks is her hometown and wants to be a part of growing her community and making more opportunities for the citizens.

Lauren recently completed her 2-year Office Administration program at Yukon University in Carmacks. She’s excited to be a part of CDC and believes she’ll be a good addition to the company for years to come.

Board of Directors

Sheila Garvice, Chair

Sheila Garvice


A member of the crow clan and a citizen of LSCFN. Sheila has worked as the LSCFN’s Housing Manager for the past 7 years. Prior to working for LSCFN, she graduated in BC with a Business Certificate and currently sits on the RRC Board as Co-Chair for the last 8 years. She is a member of the Canadian Rangers and a volunteer with the local EMS. Sheila enjoys being out on the land or at home relaxing. Her passion is to be a part of CDC and the community and to help the corporation grow!

“I look forward to working with CDC and to be part of a great team!”

“All dreams can come true if we are brave enough to pursue it”
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow”


Bernice Blattmann


Bernice is a Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation citizen from the Crow Clan. She is a board member with the Carmacks Development Corporation, she is also the Treasurer.

Bernice is presently employed with LSCFN in the Finance Department as well as the Accounts Payable, she relocated back to Carmacks in March 2019 for her current employment. She was previously employed with Selkirk Development Corporation as their Finance Officer. Bernice attended the Yukon College and received her Certificate in Office Administration Accounting. She has many years of experience in Finance as well as work with the Selkirk Development Corporation.

Bernice’s goal is to assist with the growth and success of the Carmacks Development Corporation. She envisions it creating self-sufficiency for the Community and Citizens of LSCFN.

Shannon Lachance


Shannon Lachance is a member of the crow clan of the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation. She is married to Justin Lachance. Together they have two sons and a dog. They moved to Carmacks 5 years ago to raise their children near their culture and family. She is a teacher at Tantalus School and loves it. She enjoys doing outdoor activities, being out on the land, and visiting their cabin with her family. Her and her husband are teaching their boys their traditional values and the ways of their people. She values collaboration and community involvement and looks forward to being a part of the Carmacks Development Corporation for many years to come.

Cory Bellmore

Cory Bellmore


Cory has been the Board Chair, a board member and has held various roles for the Carmacks Development Corporation since 2003. She is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Dawson, joining the City in March 2018. Previously, she was the Chief Administrative Officer for the Village of Carmacks, YT from 2006-2018. From 2003-2006, she served as a Council Member for the Village. She was a Director for Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation from 2001-2006.

Cory has served on numerous community boards and organizations over the years including the Yukon Imagination Library, Yukon Mine Training Association, Carmacks Recreation Board and Curling Club.

Cory earned an Arts and Science Certificate from Mount Royal College in 1999 and a Commerce Degree from the Hayskane School of Business, University of Calgary, in 2001.


Our Logo

CDC is proud of its logo. The very location of Carmacks has provided the inspiration. The logo represents the community and is symbolic of the river which has nurtured it for generations.

Carmacks Development Corp River Logo
Map of Carmacks Area