Lesley Dyck - President

Lesley is a planning and evaluation consultant helping leaders deliver effective solutions to complex issues in health, environment and social justice. Her clients include government, not-for-profit and research organizations locally, regionally and nationally.

Lesley is passionate about issues of social justice and healthy public policy and started volunteering with OneSky in 2014 to help support the vision of a community that provides a way forward for everyone. She and her partner John have lived in Summerland since 1998 and enjoy all of the great outdoor activities available in summer and winter throughout the region.

Trevor Robinson - Vice President

Trevor Robinson is the Vice-Principal at Summerland Secondary School, recently moving from the Vice-Principal position at Penticton Secondary School. He is also the district administrator responsible for the student information system.

Trevor began his teaching career in 2002 after realizing his true passion is working with youth and deciding to leave his first career as a lawyer. Since that time, he has been able to channel his love of both English and Law in his teaching responsibilities at Princess Margaret, Penticton, and now Summerland Secondary Schools.

He has always been an active volunteer, as a camp counsellor, cross-country ski coach and coach of various other sports. Trevor and his wife Naomi have three active children, and in his spare time, he can often be found at the hockey rink, the soccer field or the dance studio.

Alana Julie - Treasurer

Alana retired with her husband to Naramata in 2012 after a career in banking and the oil and gas industry that took her from Calgary to Vancouver and then the Caribbean.

Alana is a staunch animal lover and while in the Caribbean helped to establish and run a volunteer-based animal rescue group whose mission was to prevent the ill-treatment, cruelty and suffering to all domestic animals in the community. Since moving to Naramata, Alana has become an active volunteer in various Naramata and Penticton societies and community groups. In her free time, Alana likes to enjoy the outdoors running, paddle boarding, cycling and taking long walks with her husband and dog.

Steve DeVito - Secretary

Steve DeVito is the Principal of KVR Middle School in Penticton. He has lived in Penticton for over 25 years, moving to the area in 1993 from Vancouver Island after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria.

Steve started his career teaching Social Studies and English at McNicoll Park Middle School and acting as the Social Studies curriculum coordinator. In 2008 he became the Vice-Principal at KVR Middle School and took over the Principal role in 2012.

He has always been active coaching sports and supporting extracurricular trips and events for his students. Steve and his wife Andrea have two daughters and they enjoy spending time with the family, camping, skiing, and mountain biking.

Cary Schneiderat

Cary is a lawyer and owner of Pearce Schneiderat, one of the South Okanagan’s leading law firms. Cary has practiced law since 1999 and immensely enjoys working with the firm’s clients from all walks of life.

Cary moved with his family from Winnipeg in 2005 and is proud to call Penticton home. He has been widely involved with numerous community organizations and Boards including 10 years with the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, Okanagan International Children’s Festival Society, Downtown Penticton Association, Penticton Oktoberfest Society, Tourism Advisory Committee, Economic Development Advisory Committee and numerous corporate Boards.

Lori Gordon

Lori is a Chartered Investment Manager and has built a successful business using her perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit. Providing value and professional advice to support her clients and their families has been a top priority throughout her career as an investment advisor. She is dedicated to continuing education and development through the financial services industry.

Lori has lived most of her life in the South Okanagan and loves being able to use her various networks to give back to the community in any way she can. She enjoys pursuing health and fitness through a variety of sports and spends her downtime with her growing family and wonderful friends.

Roger Houle

Roger is the AVP of Commercial Banking for Valley First, overseeing First West Credit Union’s commercial banking operations in the Okanagan. He and wife Barb returned a few years ago to enjoy the Okanagan lifestyle on the Naramata Bench after ten years in Courtenay.

Roger enjoys giving back to the community and is especially proud to be involved in Valley First’s community engagement, especially the ‘Feed the Valley’ signature cause. Before life on the Island, Roger and Barb raised their daughters in Keremeos, where he was actively involved in its many organizations and served as a volunteer firefighter. He is committed to supporting the values and vision of OneSky Community Resources and helping to build a vibrant and engaged community.

Laurie Minuk

Laurie is a counsellor recently retired from Okanagan College in Penticton. In her capacity as counsellor she worked with a wide range of students on their personal concerns. She facilitated projects to support students’ needs such as the OC Hamper Project and the OC Women’s Centre. Prior to working at Okanagan College, she was a counsellor at UBC in Vancouver.

Laurie has called the Okanagan home for 16 years and has contributed on several boards and volunteered for various local organizations. She was drawn to OneSky Community Resources by shared values such as Diversity, Accountability, Respect and Collaboration.

Lindsay Nilsson

Lindsay is a lawyer with the firm Twining, Short & Haakonson, Barristers. She recently relocated to the South Okanagan area to raise her family and better serve her Okanagan clients. Her practice is focused on local government law and professional liability of architects and engineers.

She and her family were drawn to the Okanagan area by the spectacular landscapes, amazing people and empowering sense of community. Lindsay is excited to be able to contribute to the community by supporting the work of OneSky Community Resources. She is an avid hiker and loves being able to immerse herself in the wilderness just minutes from home. She and her family also enjoy spending time with extended family on Pender Island and in Sweden whenever they can.