COORDINATOR OF SERVICES
Kirsty Jack has joined the RIV team this summer as Acting Coordinator of Services. She was born and raised in Victoria, B.C. Kirsty has recently received her Master’s of Public Health from the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. Until recently she worked as the Youth Programmer at Community Living Victoria and was an Inclusion Facilitator for the Teen Community Connections program. She has a total of seven years experience working with all ages in the disability community. Kirsty also recently worked on our Leisure Access Victoria App (LAVA) website for RIV. When Kirsty is not working, she enjoys swimming, reading, enjoying time with her Fiancé and friends, and cake decorating.
Faye has a background in community rehabilitation and worked in a variety of areas including residential settings, social services as a family support advisor and counselor in Calgary before moving to Victoria. She has proudly worked with R.I.V. since 1990. She has had the pleasure of watching many of R.I.V.’s participants grow up over the years and is always excited when one of our many Co-op students who have worked with us over time re-connects and shares their updates of life and professional development. Faye is married with a teenage daughter and her own leisure interests including gardening and gab sessions over lunch with close friends.
LEISURE ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR
Saige is the new Leisure Assistance Coordinator at RIV. She is finishing up her last year at UVic, studying Sociology. She became interested in RIV’s services after completing a previous co-op working in mental health policy and Island Health, and is excited to try a more front-line position. Born in northern BC, she moved to Victoria to attend university and loves the Island culture. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and martial arts. She is looking forward to her work term at RIV, please feel free to introduce yourself!
Mark was born in Vancouver in 1962, grew up in the Comox Valley and Graduated from BCIT in Bussiness Administration in 1984
Following 20+ years as aTelecomm Sales Executive in Vancouver and Victoria Mark went to Tanzania to do Volunteer work with the Masai Tribes providing Water Systems. He Suffered a Major Stroke there 8 years ago and now lives life as a Hemiplegic. After returning and Volunteering and Advocating with various organizations he discovered Sailing with the DSA and was so thrilled he felt compelled to share his new active life and enthusiasm by getting more involved and was accepted last year as a member of the Board of Directors.
Jim joined BC Assessment in 2009 and works as an analyst in the Communications Department. Prior to that Jim was with a fiber-optic manufacturing company, JDS Uniphase for 11 years. His background is technical, and communications. Jim was born with a congenital condition called arthrogryposis. He has had 36 operations from birth to 13 years old in the Hospital for sick children in Toronto. All of the operations were on the extremities which is where the condition affects him.
Outside of work, his passion is for photography: he loves going on photo walks and taking people along with him. And music! He plays the guitar and composes. Full bio here.
Jim joined the Board in the summer of 2017.