About Us

Established in 2001, Xatśūll Development Corporation, in “limited partnership” with the Xatśūll First Nation, is a business development company, focused on leveraging traditional First Nations territorial rights & title through developing, partnering/owning and managing sustainable and profitable business ventures. Based in the beautiful and “resource rich” Cariboo region of British Columbia, Xatśūll Development Corporation is actively involved in the area’s forestry, mining, oil & gas, transportation, construction, and agriculture sectors.


Angela Adsit, MBA, PMP
Chief Executive Officer

Angela is a proud member of the Tahltan Nation in northern BC.  She is honoured to serve as the CEO of the Xats'ull Development Corp.  She brings several years of experience in municipal and Indigenous economic development to the Xats'ull Nation and is passionate about not only economic growth but also economic development.

Currently, Angela’s main focus is to help lead Indigenous people to build truly autonomous and sustainable communities. This will only happen if Indigenous communities are prosperous and control their own natural resources and are stewards of their own lands.

You can reach Angela at angela.adsit@xatsulldevelopment.com or 780-717-8296.



Thomas Phillips
Forestry & Community Relations

Thomas is a member of the Xats’ull First Nation and has been with the Xats’ull First Nation and the Xats’ull Development Corporation in different capacities since 2003.  Thomas recently took on a new role with the Xats’ull Development Corporation and is now the Forestry and Community Relations Manager.

In 2005, Thomas began working with the CEO, who had over 20 years of experience negotiating Impact Benefit Agreements and business development opportunities.   This is where he gained valuable experience, negotiating partnerships within the mining, forestry, and oil and gas sectors.

He is currently working with the current CEO, focusing on helping identify viable business development opportunities.  He is also spending more time identifying forestry business development opportunities.

Thomas can be reached at Thomas.Phillips@XatsullDevelopment.com or 250-267-6382.


Derek Ingram
Natural Resource Manager

Over the past 25 years, Derek's career has focused on Natural Resource Management, economic development, project management, community energy planning, education, and community capacity building within First Nation communities.

Derek has worked directly for First Nations communities as Director of Lands and Resources, Planning Director, and Recovery manager through the Tahltan Emergency Operations Center 2018 Wildfire.

Derek is building the XDC Archeology company, focusing on work within the Xatśūll traditional territory and providing meaningful work opportunities for community members.

Derek can be reached at Derek.Ingram@XatsullDevelopment.com or 778-349-0473.


Dr. Ray Sanders
Board President

Ray E. Sanders is the President of the board for the  Xatśūll Development Corporation. He has a Ph. D. in Occupational and Adult Education as well as a Master of Science in Technical Education and a Bachelor of Science in Trade and Industry.

He has previously worked as the Executive Director of Thompson Rivers University's Williams Lake Campus and Regional Centres, as well as the Washington Statewide Campus Director of Chapman University for all academic campuses in Washington, the Vice President at Clover Park Technical College and Vice President at Lewis Clark State College after having previously worked as a Professor at Oklahoma State University and being a community college instructor.

Sanders is the current president of the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce and is the President of OneSand Consulting Corporation. He has experience in Board Governance, Policy & Procedure having served on numerous governance boards and public policy task forces.