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Our Board of Directors

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KRYSTAL ETTER-LEASON (Vice-President), COREY WALKER (Treasurer), TONIANNE MYNEN (Secretary), LAURA BENNETT, SHIRLEY DESJARDINES, KCAILEEN ELLIOT,  MELISSA LANG, JUDY NEISER, ZHE ZHAO (Jacky)

 

KRYSTAL ETTER-LEASON  Vice-President. KRYSTAL ETTER-LEASON

Krystal is currently the operations manager for Huble Homestead/Giscome Portage Society where her responsibilities include volunteer recruitment and management, event promotion, budgeting and accounting, operations of the organization. She has a BA in History (UNBC) and has volunteered on the board of directors with the Northern Twisters Square Dance club for a number of years along with other organizations such as Big Brothers and the PG Regional Heritage Fair.

COREY WALKER Treasurer. Cory Walker

Corey was born in Quesnel, but has lived most of his life in Prince George. He has also lived in Fort St. John, Wells and Terrace, BC. Corey is currently the Prince George Branch Coordinator for the Autism Society of BC and serves the entire Northern BC area (thank goodness for phone and e-mail). Outside of work, his interests include snowshoeing, camping,cycling, hiking and eating. He is Past President of the Prince George Community Radio Society (93.1 CFIS-FM) and currently hosts three radio programs on the station each week, featuring bluegrass, gospel and traditional country music. Corey is an alumni of UNBC, having graduated with his BA in English and History in 2003. Corey also holds a Provincial Instructor Diploma from Vancouver Community College. As part of the Volunteer Prince George board, he hopes to grow the organization into the most successful volunteer centre in BC!

 

TONIANNE MYNEN  Secretary.TONIANNE MYNEN

Tonianne has experience volunteering with Yalenka Dancers, 27 million voices, PG Young Professionals and university student groups.  She completed a Masters in International Development Studies focusing on youth and BSc in Environmental Planning.  “I think being involved with your community is important for the individual and society so I would like to continue working to that end”.

 

LAURA BENNETTLaura-Bennett

Laura was with Scouts Canada for 11 years while her sons were in the program having served as Group Chairperson, Beaver Leader, District Secretary, District Vice President, Nechako District President, Prince George District President Intermediate Trainer, and adult support. Laura was on the Board of Directors for Prince George Theatre Workshop for 1 year and was a part of the rebranding as Nechako Community Theatrics Society currently serving as president.She is currently on the executive board for Salmon Valley Woman’s Festival – duties include meetings, facilitating workshops, fundraising, organizing the 3 day event, and marketing.  Laura volunteered for a number of  years with The Salvation Army and also the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation and  the Kidney Foundation.

 

KCAILTTN ELLIOTTKCAILEEN ELLIOTT

Kcaileen has been on the board of directors for the Nechako Community Theatrics Society since January of 2016, participating as a member since November of 2015. She has had previous experience with the Elder Citizens Recreation Association as part of their kitchen staff. She is also a well-trained dancer whom has done many volunteer performances over the last thirteen years, including performances in the Canada Winter Games.

 

CHRISTINE NICHOLLSChristine Nicholls, VPG board member

Christine is a 20 year veteran in volunteer workforce management in the special event industry for provincial, national and international sporting events. Christine came to Prince George in 2012 to work on the 2015 Canada Winter Games and after the games concluded, she and her husband returned to the lower mainland.  In less than a year the call of the north convinced them to permanently relocate to Prince George and in the few short months back in the city, Christine now volunteers her time on the boards of Volunteer Prince George, Kids Sport and Prince George Crime Stoppers.  Christine is a marketing director for a gold bullion saving company and enjoys introducing people to the power of gold.