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 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 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.

Casey Clearwater Marketing Coordinator Intern

Casey is a recent public relations graduate and is excited to leverage her skills and professional expertise to grow in this role with Superior Country. Growing up in Nipigon has made her invested and passionate about the region and drives her to explore the depths of the area in her spare time.

Board of Directors

Paul Morralee Chair

Paul’s dedication and passion for the region can be witnessed in every aspect of his professional career and his daily life. He volunteers countless hours for many organizations and always looks for opportunities to enhance visitor experiences as they travel the region.

Levina Collins 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.

Tim Lukinuk Treasurer

Tim Lukinuk, his wife Lori, and his parents own and operate Amethyst Mine Panorama and Amethyst Gift Centre.  Tim is a dedicated supporter of Superior Country and a firm believer in the benefits of a grass roots tourism organization.

Stephan Schmied Secretary

Stephan Schmied is the Special Projects Coordinator for the Township of Terrace Bay and serves on the Executive Board for Superior Country. As an active member of numerous regional initiatives, Stephan endeavors to promote and grow tourism in Northwestern Ontario.

Norm Bevilacqua

Norm is a member of Skal Canada, a professional organization of tourism leaders around the world promoting global tourism and friendship. He has also been involved in the hotel industry for over 40 years and is the Governor for Best Western properties in Northwest Ontario.

Brent Henley

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

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.

Iain Angus

Iain Angus has been associated with Tourism all his life. He grew up in the industry as his parents ran the City owned Chippewa Park Campground for 25 years. Subsequently in his work and volunteer life he was involved in marketing that same campground. For over the past decade he has been a key member of the Superior Country Board of Directors leading them in the re-organization of the Association and in building the strong financial foundation that exists today. He sees Superior Country as the marketing arm of all the small communities within the region.

Kory Morabito

Kory’s love for the region and the City of Thunder Bay can be seen within her day to day work as the Sales Manager for the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites. Kory has been involved in several committees and organizations to strengthen tourism within her city and the surrounding region. Her passion lies in building relationships between people, organizations, and businesses.

Brian Lachine

Brian Lachine is the Assistant Director of Community Services and Tourism for the Municipality of Wawa.  He enjoys being with his family, trail running and paddling.

Tammy Kushnier

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.

Courtney Lanthier

Courtney Lanthier is the Economic Development Officer Intern with the Municipality of Neebing. In her spare time she enjoys running outside, experiencing the local food scene, and relaxing at the cottage on Thunder Bay’s lakeshore.