Location: Constance Lake
Rick Allen is the community communications coordinator, band councillor in charge of economic development, timber rights and mining negotiations and a force of nature. "I don't back down from anyone," he says, from behind the wheel of his jacked up Dodge truck. As a young man, Rick's swagger got him into trouble. Unfairly labeled a troublemaker by local law enforcement, he spent much his youth as a rebel and now his leadership, charisma and never submits attitude ensures his community has a voice in negotiations with some of the world's monolithic corporate enterprises. As a crew member of the NOI team he is a prominent voice over the air waves at 89.9 the WallEye, Constance's Lake's very own radio station.