Staff & Board Members
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:
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:
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:
Emily Cielen, Youth Programs Lead
Emily is from Victoria, where she completed her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently a student at the University of th Fraser Valley completing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice as well. Her previous experience as an Events Volunteer for the Kids Help Phone as well as previous recreation work in our community means that she is an amazing Youth Programmer for us! Emily enjoys teaching the youth her love for mindfulness, meditation, and using art as a way to acheive overall wellbeing and happiness.
Emily may be reached by email at: