2011 Program Alumni

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Brent Bickerton

Sophie Bird

Brent is trained as a Special Constable for the Province of BC. He works in the Financial Services Industry as a Branch Manager focusing on Coaching and Team Leadership. He is currently Vice President of the Mortgage Specialists Team at BMO.

Having achieved a degree in English from UVIC and another in Justice Studies from Royal Roads, Sophie works as a legislative analyst and appeals advisor for the Ministry of Education. Sophie has worked with BC Public Service since 2006.

Kerry Gauvin

Susan Green

Kerry started his career with BC Transit as manager of operations where he was able to develop his leadership skills. Kerry is currently Regional Service Delivery Manager at Victoria International Airport.

As Registrar of the provincial Heritage Branch, Susan maintains the BC Register of Historic Places and nominates new BC records to the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

Dean Jantzen

Carol Jenkins


Dean is a police officer serving the Saanich Police where his roles are varied across avenues of patrol, street crime unit, drug sections, organized crime agency and as a media officer.


With a degree in Psychology and a diploma in photography, Carol is a research analyst with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts. She has 10+ years of experience working in the restaurant industry.

Tracey Johns

Maria McLeod

Before Tracy accepted her position as a Disability Management Consultant with VIHA, she was the supervisor of the Alcohol and Drug Services Care Home Program at the Boys & Girls Club of Victoria. Tracy obtained a degree in psychology from UVIC.

Maria moved to Vancouver to pursue a career in the banking industry. She then decided to move back to Victoria where she worked as a branch member. She is involved with land & habitat protection and species preservation.

Cherie Miltimore

Mira Motet

Cherie obtained a degree in political science from Queen’s University, spent time in Paris and returned to BC to study broadcast journalism. Cherie worked with the Vancouver CBC TV newsroom, where she left to study early childhood education and later become a preschool teacher.

Born in Romania, Mira excelled as a political scientist at UVIC. She went on to complete a master’s degree in public administration. She has amassed five years in entrepreneurial experience before she became a key fundraiser with UVIC. She is currently Associate Director of Development at the Calgary Academy.

Karen Ringstead

Connie (Constance) Sheffield-Reith

Karen began her academic career at Camosun College as a public administrator where she went on to further her education through UVIC. After 21 years with CIBC, Karen became District Branch Manager.


Before her role as Administrative Coordinator at the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre, Connie managed a marina and yacht brokerage in Victoria. She volunteers with the Sexual Assault Response Team in addition to her role at WSAC. 

Leigh (Sifton) Campbell

Kelsey Strudwick

Leigh obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Geography (University of Calgary) and a master’s in landscape architecture (UBC). Leigh has worked in the public & private sectors preparing park management plans, sustainability strategies, and active transportation plans.


Kelsey received her degree in kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick. She then drove across Canada where she made a Victoria home. She has since volunteered and worked with various projects within Victoria.

Chris Tilden

Patricia Weber

Chris holds a diploma in Financial Management & Professional Accounting and a Certificate in Financial Planning from BCIT. Since graduation, Chris has worked with Vancity Savings Credit Union for 15+ years.


Patricia started at United Way (Victoria) after spending two campaigns with them in Edmonton. Prior to that, she worked as a Post Office Supervisor, Apartment building manager, and in accounting and banking. Her position with BMO allowed her to learn of the Loan Rep role with United Way.

Sherri Williams

Karen Witkowski

Sherri obtained a degree in French from UVIC, a Diploma in Applied Linguistics. After her career as an ESL teacher for 18 years, Sherri completed her M.Ed Degree in Post-Secondary Studies. She is now an Advisor for international students at UVIC

Karen worked with Island Savings (Salt Spring Island) for 15 years prior to her role as Account Manager (Victoria). Ultimately working her way to Branch Manager and helped her branch win the 2009 Leadership Award. Since 2010 she has flag shipped the Victoria branch.


Congratulations 2011 Grads! We wish you all the best with your future learning endeavours.


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