Lieutenant Colonel Brent Hoddinott joined the Board of Directors for Community Living Quinte West in 2016 and was elected President in 2018.
LCol Hoddinott joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1993 and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1997 with a Bachelor of Chemical and Materials Engineering. After receiving his Navigator Wings in 1998, he served on board the mighty flush-riveted CC-130E/H at both 436(T) Squadron and 429(T) Squadron in Trenton until 2005. In that period, he crisscrossed the globe many times on various operations. Between 2005 and 2008, he worked in the Air Staff in Ottawa as Executive Assistant to the then Assistant Chief of the Air Staff. In 2008, LCol Hoddinott was promoted to major and posted to 426 Training Squadron where he worked as a Flying Supervisor and then Deputy Commanding Officer.
In January 2010, he deployed to Haiti for Op Hestia as the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Airlift Coordination Element. Here, his team was directly responsible for the repatriation of over 4,400 Canadian Entitled Persons. Then, in July 2010, he took command of Canadian Forces Station Alert and had the great fortune to have an uneventful command tour. In February 2011, LCol Hoddinott deployed to Malta, as OIC Tactical Air Transport Detachment, to conduct a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation from Libya.
In June 2012, LCol Hoddinott was posted to Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) as the lead International Mission Planner.
LCol Hoddinott was promoted to that rank in 2013 and through a serious of fortuitous events, he returned to Trenton in 2014 for year-long French training and then returned again in 2016 to command 426 (T) Trg Squadron. He is currently serving at the Royal Military College in Kingston.
LCol Hoddinott is married and the father of two boys.
Callum was elected to the Board of Directors for Community Livign Quinte West in 2017 and was elected Vice-President in 2018.
Callum was born in Trenton, ON and grew up in the community before moving to Napanee when his parents were posted to CFB Kingston. 2015 saw a return to the Trenton area to set down roots. Along with his wife Angelica and their beautiful daughter Alexandra, Callum is looking to give back to the community that has given them so much.
His passion for helping those with intellectual disabilities stems from his uncle who spent much of his life institutionalized. It is Callum’s firm belief that everyone should be able to participate in their community to the fullest extent of their ability and he hopes that through his work with CLQW he can facilitate this.
Callum spends most of his time focused on his business, Innovative Tech Ltd., but nothing brings him joy like nights at home with his wife and daughter. Callum is presently in his first term with the CLQW Board of Directors but looks forward to years of service.
Austin was first elected to the board in summer of 2020. Born and raised in Kingston, Ontario – he came to Trenton to pursue a job opportunity and fell in love with the area, eventually buying a home in Quinte West in 2019.
Austin was looking for a way to get more involved with his community when he found the opening on the Board of Directors for CLQW. He has a passion for helping others, and tries to see things from other perspectives whenever possible.
He and his soon to be wife Aleesha, can often be found taking their 16lb dog Louis “Litt” for laps around the beautiful Bleasdall Boulder, or Kayaking on the Trent River. He has also found a new found love for golf, though no amount of lessons or practice seem to help him get better at it.
Barb was born in St. John’s , NL and received a BA, BEd from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her very rewarding teaching career has brought her from schools in Newfoundland to schools in California, Colorado and in Trenton/Belleville thanks to her husband’s military career postings. Her family consists of her husband Colonel (retired) Wade, one son, two daughters, and two very cool teenage grandsons. She retired in 2005 and spends her retirement doing the many things she loves which include volunteering and singing with The Canadian Military Wives Choir Trenton.
Jordon was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario. Supporting his community was instilled in him at an early age by his mother who continues to work in the Social Services field today.
Jessie was born in south western Ontario and moved to the Trenton area 21 years ago when she married a Trenton resident. Jessie and her husband Joecurrently reside in the Wooler area and have four beautiful children. In 2004 they were blessed with their daughter Grace who hasborn with Downs Syndrome. This began Jessie’s journey to advocate for persons with intellectual disabilities.
Jessie is the Director of Operations for the Pregnancy and Family Care Center of Quinte West, a local non-for-profit organization. She brings experience in budgeting, staffing, special event planning and strategic goal setting. Jessie volunteers with youth in the community, enjoys camping, paddle boarding and golfing.
Secretary and Self Advocates Rep
The organization was founded in 1959 by a group of concerned parents who were seeking support for their children with special needs, and was originally part of the Quinte Association for Retarded Children in Belleville. Learn more about our history herea
Scott Smith was first elected to the Board of Directors of Community Living Quinte West in 2016 and elected as Treasurer in 2017. Scott is the representative for The Self Advocates Committee and represents their views on the Board. Scott is very active in the organization. He volunteers at the bi-weekly bingos, at the Annual General Meeting and has assisted at the CLQ Foundation’s Comedy Night. For his continued service Scott received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2013 and was named Benefactor of the Year in 2014.
Scott has lived in Trenton since 1986. He has been married to Cathy for 18 years and loves to go dancing with her. Family is important to Scott and he visits them as much as possible. Scott loves sports and participates in as many as time and resources allow. He particularly likes sailing, skiing, dragon boating and kayaking.
We are pleased that Scott has chosen to share his insights and energy by being a member of the Board of CLQW.
Michelle Earle has been on the Board for Community Living Quinte West for twelve years and is in her swan song year as Past-President. Michelle’s interest in this field is sparked by her sister who has Down Syndrome. Michelle is very proud of her mother, Joan Scott, for the passion she showed for so many years for people with intellectual disabilities.
Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. For relaxation, she enjoys reading, boating, golfing, and looking after her grandchildren.