Meet Our Board

We support children and youth to reach their full potential!

The Abbottsfield Youth Project (AYP) Board of Directors is a governing board comprised of volunteer board members with a variety of skill sets and expertise. The AYP Board is the legal authority for Abbottsfield Youth Project. As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization.



Why I Love AYP:

I’ve worked with AYP in one capacity or another for over 15 years, and to be honest, I can’t really imagine the person I would be without AYP – it has been the most constant thing in my life. And as cliché as it all sounds, I enjoy volunteering with AYP because it is truly like a family to me. It’s my second home. The staff and the other Board members are incredible people and I enjoy working together with them to make our community stronger. AYP has taught me so much, it has taught me about who I am as a person and who I want to be, what I value and what matters most in life. AYP has brought so many wonderful experiences and situations to me, but most importantly, it has introduced me to the most wonderful people. And I will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of such a beautiful organization and to grow and learn with such creative, kind, and intelligent people.

Fun fact about me:

I’m obsessed with the 60’s. I could probably recite you any Bob Dylan song word-for-word. But I am a terrible singer, so you wouldn’t want me to! I also speak Italian!


Vice President

Why I Love AYP:

I’ve been connected to AYP for many years, from working as a Child Development Coordinator to serving as the Executive Director, and now volunteering on the Board of Directors. I love AYP for being a safe place where everyone is welcome to come be themselves and have fun. AYP teaches the important things that sometimes will never be taught anywhere else; how to communicate with others, how to cultivate healthy self-esteem and coping strategies for tough times. 

Fun fact about me:

I’ve travelled to every continent except for Antarctica!



Why I Love AYP:

I love AYP because it is a window of opportunity to support youth, families, and community. It takes a village to raise a child and I firmly believe when humans come together with the objective to increase well being, supports and outcome; magic can happen. Being on the Board of Directors is an honour and I am beyond excited to have a seat at this beautiful table with such amazing humans.

Fun fact about me:

Sparkles are my favourite colour, I can draw pretty much anything and I love musicals.



Why I Love AYP:

Adam is the founder and Owner of Edmonton-based Offbeat Entertainment with many years of experience in managing staff and volunteers of all ages, and developing continually growing community events and programs, while ensuring utmost health and safety. Adam comes to the AYP with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education with a focus on Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership. He is passionate when it comes to creating unique ways for people to easily and positively grow, be healthy, and develop active habits in their lives. Offbeat Entertainment works to develop unique event opportunities for the community that are different from the ordinary, usual or expected, including developing EMBFest: Edmonton’s Mountain Bike Festival.

Abbottsfield Youth Project

Plant the seeds and watch them grow.


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Check out some of the programs and events happening in Northeast Edmonton, hosted by some of our community partners and organizations

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