Board of Directors
Serving on LEPS’ Board of Directors is a
rewarding and important responsibility.
Board members hold various types of experience, and each one is expected to contribute his or her unique talents and experience to the Board. In this way, the board maintains a diverse and comprehensive skill set.
A term on the Board is 2 years, at which time a director may seek re-election or step down. All members of LEPS’ Board of Directors are volunteers.
Current Board of Directors, April 2015:
Tracy Stobbe, Chair- Tracy is an Associate Professor of Economics at Trinity Western University, and actively engaged in research examining the economic, environmental and social impacts of agriculture’s presence near cities.
Dick Bunbury, Treasurer- Dick is a retired professional previously involved in the livestock industry and agricultural lending with Farm Credit Canada.
Lionel Pandolfo, Director- Lionel is an adjunct professor in climatology in the Department of Geography at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford.
Leslie Kristoff, Secretary- Leslie works for Fortis BC as the Environmental Program Lead.
Jenn Calado, Director- Jenn is a classroom teacher in the Langley School District.
Robert Puls, Director- Bob is a retired professional who previously worked with the BC Ministry of Agriculture in the Animal Health Branch.
Louise Smith, Director- Louise lives in Fort Langley and joined the LEPS Board in 2014. She works as a senior administrator in a large, Abbotsford non-profit, and also brings a number of years of Board experience.
Darlene Sherwin, Director- Darlene was director on the LEPS board when the society first came to be. She currently works in Aldergrove at an elementary school and is an active member of the Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society.
Raymond Branson, Director- Raymond is a passionate gardener, has served on several boards of directors and is an active member of the Knights of Columbus.
Kevin Larsen, Ex-Officio- Kevin is a Manager at the Township of Langley in the Water, Resources, and Environment Department.