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Executive Director – Dylan Soo

Dylan holds a Masters Degree in International Hotel Management and a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management. Before joining the TIA Yukon team he was one of the longest-serving members of Northern Vision Development, being a part of the company since 2009.

Dylan has a 25-year progressive tourism career that spans all aspects of hotel and destination management. Most recently, he has prioritized building relationships with all levels of government and growing partnerships. He is also an active member of Yukon’s community and has sat on various committees and boards including the Yukon Quest, Yukon College Hospitality Steering Committee, and the Yukon Chamber of Commerce.

Yuya Matoba – Interim Office Manager

Yuya Matoba first came to the Yukon in 2012, following his studies in sustainable community development and field studies in Ghana. After spending a year in the Yukon, Yuya returned to his home country of Japan to finish school and get some work experience. Yuya eventually found his way back to the Yukon after falling in love with the territory.

Yuya channeled his passion for the Yukon into his work in the tourism industry. After several years working as a tour guide, Yuya wished to extend his knowledge of Yukon’s tourism industry by joining the TIA Yukon team as the Interim Office Manager in September 2022.


Chair – Neil Hartling
Canadian River Expeditions & Nahanni River Adventures

Vice Chair – Tyler Rose
White Pass & Yukon Route

Treasurer – Benjamin Ryan
Air North, Yukon’s Airline

Secretary – Michele Emslie 
Yukon Arts Centre

Neil Hartling
Travel Services
Canadian River Expeditions & Nahanni River Adventures

Tyler Rose
White Pass & Yukon Route

Wray Morrell
Edgewater Hotel

Michele Emslie 
Arts, Sports & Events 
Yukon Arts Centre

Benjamin Ryan
Food & Beverage 
Air North, Yukon’s Airline

Torsten Eder
Tours & Attractions
Northern Tales

Appointed Directors

Kalin Pallett
Wilderness Tourism Association of Yukon

Jessica Young
Yukon Outfitters Association

Adam Gerle
Yukon Convention Bureau

Janna Swales
Yukon Historical & Museums Association

Brian Stethem
Klondike Visitors Association

Teena Dickson
Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association