Forbidden Plateau Road Association
Steve Dawson  *  Treasurer

After spending many years traveling to the valley from Ontario each summer to visit family, Steve Dawson and his wife, Francine, were finally able to relocate here in 2013.  As a new resident on the road Steve was keen to be involved with the association to meet the neighbours and learn about the  community.


Steve has owned and operated several small business's through the course of his career and now spends his time as a trader in the global Forex markets.  He also trains and mentors others interested in learning how to become successful technical forex traders.


His real passion however, is “all things outdoors” and he can be most often found working outside, enjoying the fresh air and healthy life style offered by owning property up near the top of Forbidden Plateau Road.

GregTurnbull   -   Resident Volunteer
Greg & his wife Susan, moved to the road from the mainland in 2015.   They have since adopted a wonderful border collie, Zak, and you'll often see them walking on the trails through Nymph Falls Park with him.
Pam Blake   -   Resident Volunteer
Pam & her family have lived on Mystic Rise for a few years now and they make use of all the natural resources Forbidden Plateau has to offer.
Ron & Pat Bridge   -   Resident Volunteers
Ron & Pat have lived on the road since the 1870's and......
Mike Larock  •  President 

Mike Larock and his wife Carol have lived in Courtenay for 24 years, raising four children in the schools and hockey rinks of the Comox Valley.

Mike is a registered professional forester and a partner in Huock Forests Ltd, which owns the woodlot just up from Nymph Falls.


Mike has practiced professional forestry for 30 years in coast forest ecosystems from Prince Rupert to Victoria as a silvicuturalist.  Huock Forests Ltd owns and manages private and crown forest land in Courtenay, Gold River and Texada Island.  Mike is also the director of professional practice and forest stewardship with the Association of BC Forest Professionals.

Julie Hancock  -  Resident Volunteer

Julie Hancock grew up on Forbidden Plateau Road in the early ‘80s and moved back to this area in 2008. Three generations now live and work on the acreage next to the Browns River Bridge, known for its outdoor gallery. 


Julie owns Dreamshaper Hair Studio located on site, her brother Kevin Lewis is the creative force behind the gallery’s woodcarvings, and her mother Jo-Anne Lewis has Sole Comfort Reflexology. Julie and her husband Steve have one daughter.

Kevin Lewis   •   Vice President

Kevin, along with his sister above - Julie Hancock, grew up on the road in the 80's and moved back here again in 2008. Kevin has travelled the world, most recently across Canada; selling his unique handcrafted wood carvings.

Kevin expresses his creative imagination, through fantasy and realism.  His love of the outdoors and ability to see a story in trees brings to life a fantasy world of mythical creatures & animals of the forest.

All of Kevin's hard work is proudly displayed in his outdoor gallery near the entrance of the road - come and have a wonder!

Pauline Williamson   •   Secretary

Pauline Williamson has lived in the road since 2006 with her wildlife photographer husband, after emigrating from the UK.


Pauline works in Comox in the financial industry but her main hobby is her three border collies and you’ll see them up and down the road, but mainly running through Nymph Falls, whatever the weather.


Pauline has experience in disaster planning, first aid, housing & homelessness issues - but it’s all UK based experience so a little different in legal jargon, but her common sense approach covers both countries!