Become a part of the YPAV

Are you passionate about creating positive change in the Alberni Valley? Join the YPAV! We offer a variety of membership benefits including networking, exclusive membership perks and more.

 

Membership Benefits

The Membership Benefit Plan has been designed to allow members to share their products and services with other members at a discounted rate.

The YPAV has also approached a few businesses in the community to share some of their deals and to give members access to other organizations like the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce.

All YPAV members will receive a card to display to receive the membership benefits

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YPAV Board of Directors

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Heidi Reinikka - President

Profession: Professional Forester

Employer: BC Timber Sales

Interests: Adventures, Travel, hockey, soccer, thrifting, crafting

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Melissa shiplack - secretary

Profession: Registered Nurse

Employer: Island Health

Interests: Hiking, kayaking, swimming, biking, camping, running, reading

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Genevieve Eichstadter - Director of Professional Development

Gen is cofounder and principal consultant at social root consulting

https://www.socialrootconsulting.com/

hello@socialrootconsultng.com

Interests: Hiking/Camping, Acro-yoga, Dog Cuddling, Painting, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Raising Backyard Chickens

 He len  Poon - Director of pr  Profession: Real Estate Investor with a focus on providing low-barrier housing for the underprivileged, seniors, and the mentally challenged.  Employer: Self-employed, Managing Director of various corporations in the real estate and construction industry.   Interests: Feminism and Gender. Social welfare. Driving vintage cars. Altruism. Supporting the economy. Creating employment opportunities. Coaching young entrepreneurs. Smoking cigars. Drinking cognac. 

Helen Poon - Director of pr

Profession: Real Estate Investor with a focus on providing low-barrier housing for the underprivileged, seniors, and the mentally challenged.

Employer: Self-employed, Managing Director of various corporations in the real estate and construction industry. 

Interests: Feminism and Gender. Social welfare. Driving vintage cars. Altruism. Supporting the economy. Creating employment opportunities. Coaching young entrepreneurs. Smoking cigars. Drinking cognac. 


YPAV MEMBERS

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OLIVIER NAUD - MEMBER

PROFESSION: REALTOR

EMPLOYER: RE/MAX FIRST REALTY

Dylan GAuTHiER - REaltor - remax

 

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JOLLEEN DICK - MEMBER

PROFESSION: Executive Assistant to the Honorable Scott Fraser Government of British ColumbIA

INTERESTS: You could easily have a conversation with me about: Indigenous Governance, Reconciliation, Community Empowerment, and Self-development practices

You could find me: exploring the outdoors, cooking new foods, shopping local craft & farmers markets, and spending quality time with friends and family

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Alicia larue - member

Profession: graphic artist

alicia owns thrive apparel and design

https://www.thrivedesignandapparel.com/

 

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SARAH Thomas - member

Profession: Constituency Assistant

Employer: The House of Commons

Interests: Hiking, Biking, Baking, Harvesting Fruit, and Engaging in Community

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Megan Warrender - member

Profession: Relationship Marketing Executive with Send Out Cards and Local Welcome Wagon Representative

 
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Nicolaas De Beeld- vice president

Profession: Mechanical Engineer

Employer: Coulson Ice Blast

Interests: Curling, 3D printing, Video Games, discovering Music

 

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amy may0 - treasurer

Profession: Junior Associate / CPA Student

Employer: R. Anderson & Associates

INTERESTS: pilates, running, textile design, excel, field hockey, basketball, canning, quilting

Tashia potter - communications director

Profession: SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST/DESIGNER

Employer: COULSON ICE BLAST

INTERESTS: PHOTOGRAPHY, KAYAKING, hanging with my family. 


 
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ellie hadley - member

PROFESSION: SOCIAL MARKETER AND DANCE INSTRUCTOR

ELLIE IS SELF-EMPLOYED

https://www.facebook.com/elliebellie1983/

INTERESTS: READING, MOVIES, COOKING, THEATRE, EXPLORING, KICKBOXING, TRAVEL, ANYTHING CREATIVE AND NERDY

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ADAM SCHACHNER - MEMBER

PROFESSION: Junior Mechanical Engineer/Animator/Videographer/Graphic Designer/Writer and/or Editor

EMPLOYER: cOULSON iCE bLAST

INTERESTS: artistic mediums and pursuits, wild but academically interesting ideas, playing the bagpipes, hiking, making Montreal style bagels, writing, and any hobby that I've never tried before.

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janette cormier - member

profession: acupuncturist and herbalist

Janette owns janette cormier acupuncture and herbal medicine

https://www.janettecormier.com/

interests: gardening, hiking, spinning wool, music, reading, chopping wood, berry picking, wild crafting, basket weaving

 

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TAUREAN SEIB - MEMBER

Profession: branch manager

employer: coastal community credit union

interests: Friends & Family, Community Involvement, Outdoor Activities