Gerry Olund was born in Mission City, BC, and attended the University of BC and the University of Ottawa.

He began his career as an educator in Kamloops,  where he is now retired after working as a teacher, school counsellor and District Coordinator with School District #73, and as regional coordinator with the BC Ministry of Education.

Gerry has done volunteer work in Krygyzstan and Serbia since 2003. He has also worked at BC Offshore Schools in China and Korea; with the BC Ministry of Education for offshore schools accreditation; and at Thompson Rivers University and UBC Okanagan.

Since 2015, Gerry has been a board director with the Kamloops Society for Alcohol and Drug Services (KSADS), which first opened its doors in 1973 as the Phoenix Centre. (It’s still commonly referred to by that name, despite an organizational name change to KSADS in 1982.) His term on the Board Voice board was 2017-20.

Gerry is presently Chair of the KSADS Board Development Committee.