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.

Lori Gordon - Vice President

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.

 

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.

Trevor Robinson

Trevor Robinson is the Acting Principal at Columbia Elementary School, recently moving from the Vice-Principal position at Summerland 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.

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.

Tom Ziegler

Tom is a retired financial accountant from the oil and gas industry in Calgary who feels blessed to now call Penticton his home. He spent many years volunteering for non-profit organizations in Calgary, in particular, the Janus Academy Society. The Janus Academy is a private school for children with Autism.

Tom and his wife have two beautiful adult children who also live in Penticton. He enjoys spending time with his family, biking, and skiing. He is thrilled to join the OneSky Board of Directors.

Kathy Hamilton

Kathy is a long-time educator, recently retired from Okanagan College but continuing to work part-time as an adult literacy instructor. She trains and provides educational support for volunteer tutors and assesses and develops education plans for Adult Literacy learners. She is a strong advocate for literacy and has provided leadership in this area for nearly 40 years. Her experience at Okanagan College also includes Department Chairperson for six years and senior administration responsibilities as Associate Dean for five years.

Kathy is a long-time resident of the South Okanagan and volunteers for community events and organizations that promote inclusion, diversity and lifelong learning. She spends her free time with her two adult children and their families, reading, gardening or simply enjoying the semi-wilderness near her rural home. Kathy is thrilled to be able to contribute her energy and enthusiasm to the OneSky Board.

Kim Kelly

Kim is a lawyer and managing partner at Interior Law in Penticton. Her practice focuses on family law, estate planning and estates. She is also an accredited Family Law Mediator, Family Law Arbitrator, and Parenting Coordinator.

Kim raised her children in Penticton and is happy to call the city home. She has volunteered with a variety of organizations in the community, and is excited to provide her skills and experience with the OneSky Board.