Wade Tibbo grew up in Liscomb on the Eastern Shore of the Province. He came to the Valley to attend Acadia University and study Business Administration. He then went on to obtain a Diploma with Honours from the Business Administration – Financial Services program from NSCC Kingstec Campus.
While attending post-secondary education, Wade continued to travel regularly back to the Eastern Shore and began to see the decline of the rural area firsthand. When family friends mentioned to Wade they were interested in investing in an abandoned clam processing plant on the Eastern Shore, Wade enthusiastically joined them. They started a seafood processing facility focused on producing value added product harvested from the Shore. Wade was instrumental in the business, overseeing all product and market development. The facility now employs 20-30 people and has partnered with other processors in the province to expand its product line.
As much as Wade loved the Eastern Shore, the Valley captured his heart and has never truly left since starting at Acadia. Once deciding to stay in the Valley, Wade worked in the insurance industry and then went onto join Careforce Home Health Care Cooperative (a private agency providing home care services from housekeeping to palliative care) as their Business Development Manager. Wade was recently appointed as Careforce’s Chief Executive Officer. Wade is proud of Careforce’s growing team and the exceptional service they provide to their community throughout the Annapolis Valley.
Wade now lives in the Town of Kentville with his spouse Mercedes. He is an active Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Wolfville – Mud Creek serving as Director of Vocational Services. Wade also serves as a member of the board of directors for the Kings Volunteer Resource Center, and many other community committees and associations.
Wade is excited to be a part of the KBC team to ensure Kentville attracts and engages a diverse business and service sector to create a vibrant, successful community of choice.