COORDINATOR OF SERVICES
Kirsty Jack has joined the RIV team as 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 eight 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 running, swimming and spending time with friends.
LEISURE ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR
Darcy has worked within the disability community for the better part of a decade and has amassed a diverse set of experiences that have led him here. While completing a degree in the Recreation and Health Education program at UVIC, he participated in numerous co-ops that included working for Easter Seals Alberta, the Neil Squire Society and here at RIV. Since graduating in the Spring of 2017 Darcy has focused his efforts on improving accessibility in the built environment through roles with the Rick Hansen Foundation and, more recently, his own consulting business.
Darcy was born and raised in 100 Mile House, BC, before moving to Victoria in 2010. Outside of work, he has a passion for the outdoors and is an avid sports fan. He also enjoys cooking, music, and craft beer.
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.