Staff & Board Members

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Bev Olfert, Executive Director

Bev Olfert has been involved with the AYC for many years. She started at the AYC as a volunteer, later she worked as a program coordinator and in 2003 she was hired as the Executive Director. Before coming to the AYC, Bev worked in various programs serving children, youth and families at Abbotsford Community Services. These days Bev spends most of her time writing emails, going to meetings and generally looking after the day to day functioning of the AYC.

Bev is always looking for suggestions about programs and services that could be useful in the community. Come on in and have a chat . . . bring coffee – she likes that ;)

Bev may be reached by email at:

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Christy Friess, Supervisor of Recreation

Christy Friess feels like she is one of the lucky ones who knows she is meant to do exactly what she is doing! As the Supervisor of Recreation she is able to connect with youth and help them better their lives through AYC programs. She also gets to use her experience and share her knowledge when helping to develop staff members into successful youth workers.

Christy may be reached by email at:

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Kenyon Collins, Youth Recreation Coordinator

Kenyon is from Vancouver Island where he received his University diploma in Recreation and Sport Management. He has a variety of experience working with children and youth which has made him a great Youth Recreation Coordinator for the AYC. The thing Kenyon enjoys the most about working at the AYC is that he gets to be a fun, positive male role model for the youth.

Kenyon may be reached by email at:

Sarmin Islam, Youth Program Leader

Sarmin has been working at the AYC for a while now . . . so we better get her to update her profile ;) Check out her instagram to learn more for now!

Sarmin the Youth Worker (on Instagram)

Sarmin may be reached by email at:

Meet The Board of Directors

Stan Petersen, President

Rob Senft, Vice President

Financial Advisor-
Raymond James Ltd.

Kathleen Robinson, Treasurer


Gurmeen Banipal, Secretary

Journalist, The Patrika

Dylan Kular, Director

Vice President - Fraser Valley Bandits

Cindy Rammage, Director

Associate Professor, Child and Youth Care - University of the Fraser Valley

Mindi Mahil, Director

Airport Duty Officer (YXX)

Teresa Pippus, Director

Manager- Information, Training & Self Employment Community Futures

Emmy Curtis,


Youth Council Representative

Sam Makkar,


Youth Council Representative

Inder Rai, Director

Local Business Owner

Rhonda Pauls, Liaison

Trustee - Abbotsford School District

Miriam Michel, Liaison

Abbotsford Police Department

Lynn Allan, Director

Abbotsford Community Member

Interested in becoming a board member? Download the AYC Board of Directors Application or Call for Nominations to apply.