School trustee profiles

School District 75: Personal bios for school board candidates in Abbotsford – Trustee

  • Nov. 7, 2014 2:00 p.m.

Earl Babich

Education:

UBC  – Applied Science (Engineering)

Occupation:

President of Able Enterprises Ltd.

Political Experience:

Trustee candidate for Mission Public Schools for 2011

Residency:

Hatzic Valley

Community Activity

Hatzic Prairie, Durieu, McConnell Creak Ratepayers Association.

 

*Shelley Carter

Education:

Mission Senior, UFV

Occupation:

school district trustee, certified hairdresser

Political experience:

School trustee incumbent

Community activity:

Various executive positions on Dewdney Elementary PAC, Hatzic Secondary PAC, dry grad coordinator 2005-2012 then supported with 2013-14 dry grads. Numerous community events for Dewdney and Hatzic area, Christmas parade, community dinners, Christmas Bazaars for both schools for years.

 

Philip Cooper

Education:

Completed a Carpentry Apprenticeship at Pacific Vocational Institute

Occupation:

Career Builder 1974 to present

Political Experience:

None

Residency:

Stave Falls area

Community Activity:

I have been a Chamber member and have coached numerous baseball, soccer and hockey teams in Maple Ridge while my kids were growing up.

I also give out a yearly “Woodworkers Award” to the top woodworking student as chosen by the Tech. Ed. teachers in School District No. 42.

 

*Edie Heinrichs

Education:

Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Riverview School of Nursing

Occupation:

Retired from SD#75, teacher assistant/secretary/administrative assistant

Political Experience:

Incumbent (one term)

Residency:

Mission

Community Activity:

Northview Community Church, hospice    volunteer

 

Paul Loyla

Education:

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA)

Occupation:

Accountant

Political Experience:

Federal Electoral District Association Treasurer, Fleetwood-Port-Kells Riding (Surrey), BC

Residency: Turnbridge

Community Activity:

Mission Search and Rescue – Member in Training, Board Member and Treasurer

SOS BC Children’s Village

 

*Randy Cairns

Education:

Post-secondary

Occupation:

Service technician Canada Safeway

Political

experience:

Two years president Maple Ridge-Mission provincial constituency, three terms school trustee Mission Public Schools

Residency:

Mission

Community

activity:

Past coach in Mission girls soccer for 10 years; past referee Mission Minor Soccer; past member board of directors Mission Community Services six years; past volunteer Fraser Valley crisis line six years; past volunteer citizens on patrol

 

Rick McKamey

Education:

Graduate of Mission Public School District, UCFV

Occupation:

Retired fisheries and environment manager of community programs CFDCofNF, DFO/WD ; self-employed (agriculture)

Political Experience:

Trustee MPSD No. 75

President of the Council of BC School Districts

Residency:

Deroche

Community Activity:

Founding president of Fraser Valley Chapter of MS Society of Canada, Past President of the Mission Community Skills Center

Past Board of Mission Minor Softball / Mission Minor Hockey

Founding board member of the Mission Chapter of the Special Olympics

Founder of the Fraser Valley Regional Watersheds Coalition

 

Tracy Loffler

Occupation:

Owner of Unison Yoga

Residency:

Mission

Community activity:

I direct my volunteer time toward my kids’ schools and activities. I’ve taught weekly yoga classes at school and managed the hockey team.

 

Scott Young

Education:

BCIT Electrical/Business

Occupation:

Firefighter

Residency:

Mission

Community Activity:

District PAC Chair; coaching in schools; Summit PAC Chair; volunteering in school events. Received the 2014 George Matthews Award for excellence in parent leadership in B.C.

 

Kathleen MacKillop

Occupation:

Langara Community College; BSDW Training 1 and 11. Riverside Trades & Skills

Political Experience:

None

Residency:

Mission

Employment:

Education co-ordinator and social development worker for the Leq’a:mel First Nation.

Community Activity:

Co-chair at the University of the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Community Council, participant at the Misssion Child & Youth Council Committee; and representative for Leq’a:mel at the Siwel Si’wes committee.

Serving on the Mission Optimist Board as a director and as the school liaison. Active member of the District of Mission Community Cultural Resource Commission. Active executive member of the St. Joseph’s CWL as the Community Life Liaison.

 

*James (Jim) Taylor

Education:

Bachelor degree and teaching certificate from SFU

Occupation:

Retired (resource conservation manager, vice-principal, teacher)

Political Experience:

Incumbent (one term)

Residency:

Stave Falls

Community Activity:

Multiple Community Environmental Initiatives, Toxic Hogweed control, Mission Rotary, Mission Food Center