OFSC Secretary/Treasurer

Neil Nicholson is a grass roots member of the organized snowmobiling community who has participated at all levels of snowmobiling from local club to District to Provincial. It all began in 2007 when he bought a used sled from a cottage friend of his. Once he recovered from his first punishing ride on an older Ski-Doo Mach Z, Neil bought a brand new 2007 Ski-Doo MXZ-X from his local dealer and he has been an avid snowmobiler ever since.

What Neil learned very quickly from volunteering at the club level was the incredible amount of work and dedication it took from the volunteers to establish trails, manage landowners relationships and to run the business of a club. Neil has attended OFSC AGM for the last 10 years and he has witnessed how organized snowmobiling has changed and continues to be challenged today. As Framework for Change (FFC) was first being presented, Neil’s club recognized that they had to evolve and he volunteered to be their representative at the District Board table. From his humble beginnings as a volunteer that helped build trail, Neil has been an active participant within his District by participating on the FFC Implementation Committee, to becoming the District Treasurer, to participating as a member of the OFSC Provincial Finance Committee and he has had the honour and privilege to serve at the provincial level as the OFSC Secretary/Treasurer from 2019-2021.

Neil is the current CEO and part owner of Powerhouse Controls, an industrial controls engineering firm. He has found that the experience he has gained through his volunteer leadership roles have assisted him to be a better leader in his business, and that his business experience and problem solving skills have enabled Neil to make a positive contribution as a volunteer throughout the various levels of organized snowmobiling. Having had the opportunity to lead a for profit corporation with similar revenues to the OFSC, Neil will be able to provide relevant insights and assist the BOG using his proven business leadership experience.

Neil Nicholson