Brandon Mari, Vice President and Co-Founder of Youth Education Farms, is an alumni of West Point Grey Academy and a graduate at the University of British Columbia where he studied Human Geography. Currently he is also studying Urban Land Economics at The Sauder School of Business, and has an interest for Urban Development and Sustainable Social Enterprise. He donates his time to activities such as coaching minor hockey, being an active member in several UBC clubs, and working on Youth Education Farms. Brandon has made two trips to Swaziland on behalf of YEF, and has made it a personal mandate to oversee YEF’s operations on the ground in Swaziland yearly.
Andrew Almack is the founder of the Plastic Shore Project which not only aims to raise awareness of the impact that unrecycled plastic has on the environment but also to inspire others in the community to contribute towards a cleaner and healthier world. Andrew attended Bishop’s University and recently graduated top of his class from the Williams School of Business. During his time at Bishop’s, he researched the economic feasibility of recycling marine plastic debris into products. After working at a business incubator in Wellington, New Zealand, Andrew decided to launch the Plastic Shore Project, fueled with a passion to preserve the marine environment as well as generate economic, social, and environmental benefits for communities from the project.
Brittany Wong, Director of Program and Development for The Lipstick Project, is an alumni of West Point Grey Academy and a graduate of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Since graduating, Brittany has worked as a Project Manager at the Brand Live Group and recently established her own event design and production studio, BASH + FETE. Brittany brings her extensive project management skills, creativity, strong branding and communication tactics with her to The Lipstick Project. Through The Lipstick Project, Brittany aims to connect and effect a positive change in other people's quality of life - " It’s one thing to have contact with someone on the outside, but to truly touch the inside is something completely different.
I like to think TLP brings the two together."