For over 20-years Janet has been engaged in community building and not for profit leadership. A graduate of Simon Fraser University Janet began her career in Community Economic Development at the Vancity group of companies and with the Vancity Community Foundation. This was followed by raising funds for scholarships, bursaries and research at BCIT and SFU. As the Director of Development for the BC Region at the Salvation Army Janet worked with a team of fundraisers throughout the province working with donors to plan legacy gifts. Janet was also the Executive Director of Western Canada at Cystic Fibrosis Canada supporting an inspired community of volunteers determined to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Inspired by the stories of volunteers and donors, Janet recently returned to school determined to discover how nonprofits can better use technology to tell stories with impact. As a graduate of BCIT’s New Media and Web Development program Janet continues to seek out new ways to inspire positive change.
Janet has been married to her best friend and college sweetheart since 1990. Together they have raised their son and daughter in Metro Vancouver and have many fond memories of camping, hikes, and picnics in our local regional parks.