2015 Program Alumni

Kristy Brugman

Kathy Caveney

Although born in Toronto, Kristy spent most of her life in the Netherlands. With a degree in Art Therapy, she works at the Therapeutic Recreation Department at Beacon Hill Villa. She has always been passionate about promoting the value of arts in the healthcare setting


Holding an MBA degree from York University, a BA from Queen’s University and certificate of Professional Management Skills and Human Resource Management Royal Roads, Kathy is a Human Resources Professional. She works as the HR & Organizational Development Coordinator at BC Oil & Gas Commission

Wendy Dunn

Carrie Everett

Wendy began her work with the Capital Regional District (CRD) in 1990. As the Environmental Science Officer, she coordinates programs which divert waste from the landfill. During her off time, she enjoys volunteering with her children’s activities, as well as spending time with family, camping and gardening

Carrie grew up in Campbell River before moving to Victoria in 1998, to complete a BA with a major in Women’s Studies. Since 2010, she has worked as coordinator for the Career Mentoring & Volunteer Program at the local non-profit, Bridges for Women Society. She enjoys the outdoors and practicing Yoga

Brad Finerty

Caroline Herbet

Brad completed a two-week co-operative in Bologna, Italy, where he learned about the co-operative movement driving the Italian economy. Born in Calgary and raised in Victoria, he has worked with the Vancity Credit Union in various roles, including Branch Manager during his time in the CLDP program

With a slight English accent, it is surprising Caroline has lived in Canada for over 40 years. Her work in the community involves Coordinator of Volunteers at the Saanich Volunteer Services Society among numerous non-profit boards. She also works as a professional make-up artist and aesthetician

Deb Hopkins

Christine Jack


Working in the Finance Department of the District of Saanich, Deb has spent over 15 years working in local government. She holds a double major in English & French and a Master of Arts in Professional Communication. As an avid cyclist & coach, she coaches training sessions for women new to cycling

Christine graduated from UVIC with a degree in General Management, Asian studies and humanities. She started her career at Coast Capital Savings as MSR Supervisor, continuing to Manager of Member Services. She currently works at Worldsource Financial Management as Mutual Fund Representative as well

Mary Kelly

Christine Kenwood


Born in Victoria and raised in Vancouver, Mary moved back to the island to study and obtain a certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education at Camosun, later receiving a diploma in infant/toddler specialization. She is happily a supervisor at UVIC Child Care Services and always loves to engage in new learnings

Christine was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, but made her way to Victoria in ’94 to attend UVIC and earn a MA in Psychology. As the Executive Director at 1UP Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre, she spends her down-time with her husband and son, cooking, reading and enjoying time with friends

Lorena Lennox

Erika Ladouceur

Lorena Lennox

Erika went to UVIC in 2008, moving from a small hometown north of Montreal. She worked as Project Coordinator for the University of Alberta’s Social Support & Research Program. She currently works in Quebec as a Youth Trainer at Club de canoe-kayak VIKING. On the side, she writes a personal blog about daily life

After attending University in the States, Lorena moved to Vancouver Island to start a clothing company and residential real-estate company. She completed a diploma in Business Admin at UVIC, a certification in Management Designation and her CCIM. Her free time often consists of building homes in Mexico for those in need

Linda Nicoll

Kevin O'Brien

As a graduate of Lakehead University (Bachelor of Business Admin, Marketing), Linda started her career at Confederation College in ’95. She transitioned to UVIC, first as Business Program Advisor, to her current position of Manager or Student & Alumni Programs

Kevin studied his BA in History at Trent University. Coming to Victoria, he sought adventure and started playing with a local band, where he drove their participation in benefits and social causes. Working with the Cool Aid Society, he helps to house those in need and keep them successfully housed after

Ben Robertson

Sabrina Studney

During his time in the CLDP program, Ben was completing his Diploma in Accounting at Camosun College. He grew up in Victoria and enjoys time with his wife and dog. He has worked at Canada Revenue Agency, KPMG Canada. He is currently at the Office of the Auditor General (BC) as a Senior Audit Associate

Sabrina holds a Bachelor of Social Work (University of Calgary). She began her career in the North Battleford area as a Program Coordinator & Counsellor. Moving to Victoria in 2012, she was Youth &Family Counselor at the Boys and Girls Club. She is currently executive director of the UVIC Student Society

Brian Tebo

Meghan Thornloe

Brian attended UVIC after moving from Salmon Arm in 2007. He studied in the field of psychology with a special interest in counselling & interpersonal relationships. Fittingly, he worked as a community support worked, later as coordinator, at Integra Support Services. He is now Executive Director of Victoria Community Resources Society


Although born in Victoria, Meghan has lived in Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa. She has worked on legislation & policy projects, communications and Branch business planning as Manager of Strategy Initiatives at the Gaming Policy & Enforcement Branch. Her education consists of degrees in Justice, Public Admin and training in Mediation & Negotiation

Sophie Wood

Derek Yeo

Victoria has been home to Sophie for 30+ years. With a BFA (Design & Visual Comm) and a Diploma in Public Relations (UVIC), she is a graphic designer in the music & book publishing industries. Since 2008, she has been working at CRD. Her interests include environmental protection and the outdoors


Since 2008, Derek has been a support worker for people with developmental disabilities. His interest in the filed began with assisting a childhood friend with autism. He has earned a Diploma in Criminal Justice from Camosun and volunteers as Reserve Constable since 2014. His career aspiration during the program is to become a Police Officer


Leanna Young


Leanna graduated from UVIC with a BSc in Geography in ’97. She has lived in Victoria & Sooke with her husband and two daughters. In 2003 she obtained her Project Management Professional Designation (PMP), leading to her role as Project Manager at BC Ferries in the internal Audit department for 10+ years