About Superior Country

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Superior Country builds and sustains a world class tourism destination for visitors by marketing the region, fostering relationships with members, and collaborating with partners.


To increase visitation to the region by being a leader in the tourism industry with innovative approaches that allow for heightened awareness about superior products and experiences.

Our Team

Dan Bevilacqua (he/him) Executive Director/President

Dan has served as the Executive Director of Superior Country since November of 2014. He is widely known for his passion and love for the region. Dan works tremendously hard to ensure that tourism stakeholders within the Superior Country region are well represented, advertised, and flourish as Superior Country members. In his free time Bevilacqua can be found fishing the Nipigon River, attending local events, or volunteering for many organizations, boards, and committees.

Vicki Banning (she/her) Executive Assistant

Vicki has been working with Superior Country since the early months of 2018. She has spent most of her professional career working in the tourism and service sectors. Born and raised in Nipigon, Vicki fell in love with the region.

Suzanne Kukko (she/her) Northshore Tourism Coordinator

Suzanne was born and raised in Thunder Bay, obtaining her Honors B.F.A at York University.  Her professional experience includes seven years as a writer/director/producer of award-winning media for Ottawa-based Carleton Productions. Prior to joining Superior Country, she spent six years working as Nipigon’s Economic Development Officer.  In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog and hiking the north shore of Lake Superior.  Suzanne and her family have been fortunate to call Nipigon home since 2006.

Suzanne’s position has been created to implement the recommendations of the Lake Superior North Shore Tourism Strategy

Board of Directors

Ashley Davis (she/her) Chair

Ashley Davis has always been pulled back to the Superior Country Region. Having grown up in Red Rock and furthering her studies abroad she returned to Red Rock in the hopes of giving back to the community which helped shape who she is today. She enjoys hiking, time in the outdoors and working on various crafts. She now operates a small arts and crafts related business creating and selling photographs, wire-wrapped jewelry, and pebble art all using featuring local and regional scenes.

Levina Collins (she/her) Vice Chair

Levinas commitment to the Superior Country region can be seen through her involvement on many different boards and committees. She has spent her entire professional career enhancing the region for both locals and travelers.

Tammy Kushnier (she/her) Treasurer

Tammy & Dave are the owners of Ole’s Adventure Resort Ltd. Their families have been at Whitefish lake for over 50 years, fishing has been the very fiber of who they are.  They raised their 4 children fishing and camping in this amazing area.  It is their belief that this is such an important part of family and community that everyone should have access to it. They have made it their goal to promote tourism and access for children, persons with disabilities and family’s.

Stacy Moffat (she/her) Secretary

Stacy Moffat is the Special Projects Coordinator for the Township of Terrace Bay. She has been living and working locally in Terrace Bay for over 9 years. Born and raised in Manitouwadge, ON, Stacy graduated Graphic Design at Cambrian College in Sudbury before returning to the North Shore where she’s made Terrace Bay her home ever since, thus making her extremely familiar with the nuances of living, working and playing in Northern Ontario. She has over 12 years of Graphic Design experience which includes active roles in corporate branding, social media management, marketing, advertising and mentoring interns. Stacy also has additional education in Accounting and Economic Development courses. She’s also been studying for her drone piloting license. Being extremely comfortable with technology, she has extensive knowledge and experience with IT communications.

Brent Henley (he/him) Member at Large

As the Tourism Coordinator for the Municipality of Greenstone – Nature’s Home Town, Brent represents several communities along Highway 11 which hosts 50% of the lodge and outfitters that can be found within the Superior Country region. He continually strives to ensure the Superior Country region is well represented and advertised as a strong tourism destination.

Kyle Vescio (he/him) Director

As the owners and operators of Kashabowie River Resort Kyle and Tracey’s lives revolve around travelers and tourism. They strongly believe in the importance of visiting anglers to Ontario and are large supporters of marketing Superior Country as a fishing and hunting destination.

Brian Kurikka (he/him) Director

Brian Kurikka is a Councillor with the Municipality of Neebing. Born and raised in Superior Country, Brian is an avid outdoors person enjoying fishing, hunting, hiking and cross-country skiing.

Katie Law (she/her) Director

Katie was born and raised in Manitouwadge, Ontario where she continues to live and explore with her husband and two children. As the Director of Community and Economic Development for the Township of Manitouwadge, Katie is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with other communities and groups along the region to promote the unique and incredible offerings of our small towns. A nature lover by design, you can often find Katie in the trails with her snowshoes or hiking boots. Summers are spent travelling across Canada with her family seeking new and difficult trails to conquer. The north shore is home to many of her favourite adventure destinations.