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OUR TEAM

STAFF

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Executive Director 

Brynn Doeleman

After graduating from UFV with her Bachelor of Science in December 2022, Brynn was eager to become involved in non-profit work. Through her studies, she developed a passion for sustainability and science communication. She sees MESSociety as the perfect storm- encouraging volunteerism, building community and promoting stewardship, educating youth and caring for our planet. Growing up, she was always told to ‘be the change you want to see in the world’. She hopes that by being a part of MESS, she will achieve just that.

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Student Program Assistant

Henry Tusi

Henry is an environmental science student who holds a long time passion for anything plant and nature related. He grew up part of his life in Central California and would often visit and learn about the native redwood forests there and many of their modern environmental issues. Learning about these issues forests face has led Henry to develop an interest in forestry and the challenges around conserving these ecosystems. Henry is part of MESS in hopes to achieve more knowledge and experience in protecting and studying the nature of our world and hopes to learn more and be a part of these efforts

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Student Program Assistant

Maddison Reist

Maddison is studying geography and environmental studies at the University of Victoria. Ever since she was little, she has had a passion for protecting our environment and loved being outside. Maddison has been a part of MESS since she was in elementary school and has enjoyed seeing it grow into what it is today. She believes that MESS is a great way to get our youth and community involved in educating themselves about our environment and learning how to protect it. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Chair

Lisa Reist

Lisa first became involved in the Society's anti-litter program approximately 14 years ago, as an elementary school teacher through conducting Litter Audits & painting garbage barrels for the city with her class. Lisa has been involved in various programs including the Jr. Anti-Litter Bug Club, assisting at group cleanups, and working with her class to adopt Griner Park. She enjoys the enthusiasm she sees in her students when they are cleaning up our environment. They are performing such great citizenship work and having a fun time, too. Lisa looks forward to being a part of our future expansion into the school programs and the new youth program. She also looks forward to helping the Society expand its community litter abatement education programs & community clean up events.

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Member at Large

Jennifer Walton

Jenn first became involved with MESS when she worked for the organization as a staff member from 2019 to 2021.Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Environment from Simon Fraser University and a Masters of Planning from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. As a Mission resident for most of her life, Jenn's passionate about fostering a greater sense of community in Mission and working towards environmental sustainability. She's looking forward to continuing to be involved with MESS as a member of the Board of Directors and helping to keep Mission clean.

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Member at Large 

Cristina Favero

Bio coming soon!

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Member at Large 

Terry Peressini

Terry has lived in Mission since 2009. He and his wife moved to Mission after living in the BC Peace River area for over 40 years. Terry has always been an active volunteer. He joined MESS to help keep Mission beautiful and to protect the environment. His dream is that there is no longer a need for MESS; all citizens recycle responsibly and there is no litter on the streets.

 

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Member at Large 

Penny Bjurman

Penny is a long time Mission resident , mother of two young children and small business owner with strong roots within the community. She is passionate about caring for our local forested areas and engaging with children to foster a deeper connection with nature. Penny and her family are committed volunteers who enjoy cleaning up our local greenspaces, planting native shrubs and trees and teaching others how to be good land stewards. She is looking forward to being an active board member of M.E.S.S and hopes to be able to contribute in a hands-on and meaningful way. As our community of Mission continues to expand, she hopes to see the citizens come together to care for the land, parks and waterways that make Mission so beautiful. She wishes to make a positive impact and help at maintaining a clean city for all of us to enjoy.

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