Executive Director - Jared Kope
Jared grew up in small-town Alberta playing every sport he could. Having this foundation, Jared attended the University of Alberta and obtained a Bachelor of Physical Education and Recreation while competing on the Varsity Track & Field team. Jared continued his education at the University of Ottawa, obtaining a Master of Arts degree in Human Kinetics. In the past, Jared has worked for organizations such as the Mozambique National Olympic Committee, Commonwealth Games Canada, and Right To Play, focusing on sport for development.
Sport Development Lead - Jennifer Brown
Jennifer grew up in Newfoundland as a multi-sport athlete and went on to compete in Track and Field for McGill University. She has a Bachelor of Kinesiology, a Master of Arts degree in Coaching, and is an NCCP Level 3 Athletics Coach. She has worked and coached at all levels of sport, from grassroots to podium and beyond, in such places as the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre, BC Athletics, the University of Alberta, and the Botswana National Olympic Committee via Commonwealth Games Canada, Commonwealth Games Federation, and Olympic Solidarity. Her specialties are in Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and coach education. Jennifer is passionate about providing every person with the opportunity to have a positive sport and physical activity experience.
Sport Development Coordinator - Alana See
Alana was born and raised in Chilliwack, BC, where she grew up playing soccer, hiking, running, and swimming. She focused on competitive swimming and continued on to become a coach for the local Chilliwack Spartans. While growing up and throughout school, Alana served as a lifeguard and swimming instructor, and continues in the aquatic field to this day teaching first-aid, lifesaving, and water safety on her days off. Alana attended the University of British Columbia, earning a Bachelor of Kinesiology with a focus on physical education and health promotion. Throughout her time there, she spent the majority of her days organizing intramural recreation events for the UBC community with UBC Recreation.
Communications & Partnerships Coordinator - Chelsea Craig
Chelsea grew up in Coquitlam, BC as an avid competitive soccer and lacrosse athlete (Adanacs over Salmonbellies, any day). From a young age, she was committed to working toward equal opportunity for females in sport, particularly at the time in the male-dominated realm of lacrosse. She went on to play varsity lacrosse for Queen's University, later transferring to the University of British Columbia where she graduated with a BA double-major in Psychology and Human Geography. While studying at UBC, Chelsea began working in the field of sport communications for UBC Athletics. Today, she is a keen road cyclist, worker-outer, and health nut (except on weekends, which are for treats), and she has a strong appreciation for sleek, simple design.