Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.
Through the support and direction of our Board of Directors, the Boys & Girls Club of Fort McMurray can continue to grow to meet the increasing challenge of preparing children and youth today for a successful and productive life tomorrow.
Our Board of Directors is completely volunteer-based. We are very grateful to call the dedicated and passionate individuals below our Board Members.
Originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, Matthew (or Matty) spent 6 years working as a child/youth counsellor in social profit and pastoral organizations. He moved to Fort McMurray in 2014 to develop the infrastructure of Family & Children Ministries for a local church. Matthew is currently employed by the RMWB and actively contributes to the Fort McMurray community with his wife Jacqui of 13 years and his 3 daughters. Having 3 daughters from age 8-12 years old, Matthew believes that it is important to invest in the youth as they hold the keys to a brighter and better future.
Originally from South Africa, Robert moved to Canada in 1999. He has worked with RBC for the past 12 years covering all areas of finance from Financial Planning, Small Business development and now working as a Commercial Account Manager. In 2010, he became an Associate Institute of Canadian Bankers (AICB). Robert then moved to Fort McMurray in 2014 and currently sits on the Board for The HUB as Treasurer. Robert fosters the vision of helping businesses grow and communities prosper. He continues to work with business owners and organizations to ensure their success and continuity of business.
Yemi was born and raised in Nigeria where she completed her law degree. She relocated to Aberdeen, Scotland with her husband and obtained a Master’s degree in International Commercial Law at the University of Aberdeen in 2010. She then moved to Fort McMurray with her growing family in November 2010. She is currently employed as a lawyer with Don Scott McMurray Law Office and serves as a volunteer on the boards of non-profit organizations in Fort McMurray. She provide pro bono legal services to residents of Fort McMurray from time to time. Yemi has three young children aged 2, 7 and 9 and enjoys travelling with her husband and children. She is excited to serve as a member of the board of the Boys and Girls Club and looks forward to supporting its vision.
Over twenty years ago, Jordan began a career working with children and youth through the Boys and Girls Club in his hometown of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Since then, he has gone on to earn both a Bachelor and Masters of Social Work and applied this to his work in early intervention and prevention. Jordan’s passion to see young people grow to reach their full potential has fuelled his previous work with the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Leadership Program, Katimavik, and his current role as a Foster Care and Kinship Support Worker with Children’s Services. Jordan moved to Fort McMurray with his family in 2008. He has had the privilege to work alongside a variety of community stakeholders in the interest of doing what’s best for children and youth through direct service, family support, committee work and program development. Jordan continues to support children and families and is excited to be able to give back to the organization that sparked his career path.
Roslyn Darroch has been living and loving Fort McMurray for 17 years (of course, it was initially a 2-year plan). Roslyn and her husband have been raising their two boys and enjoying all the great activities this community has to offer for youth. Roslyn is an active member of Syncrude’s Women’s Interest Network (WIN) and is the administrator on the Group Committee for the 9th Fort McMurray Scouts. Roslyn and her family love camping, skiing and travelling, to name just a few activities. Roslyn is the General Manager of Maintenance at Syncrude. She holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Roslyn believes in empowering youth as they are the key to a bright future for all of us!
Originally from Taber, Alberta, Shelby moved to Fort McMurray in 2015 and has spent the last nine years calling our beautiful city home. She enjoys spending time with her husband and family and keeping active. Holding a degree in Human Resource Management, Shelby is a HR Advisor at Suncor. As an oldest sibling and aunt to many, Shelby is passionate about encouraging children and youth to dream big!
Michelle relocated to Fort McMurray in 2020, originally based in Sylvan lake Alberta where she operated a marketing business. Michelle is currently employed by another local social profit and sees the value of partnership and unity within the social profit sector. She has always had a deep appreciation for how social profits improve the quality of life in our region. Michelle, being a mother herself she looks forward to supporting BGC’s vision and investing her time to benefit the next generation of the Wood Buffalo region.