2021-2022 Executives

Presidents Laura Collings & Renée Galwin
Vice President 4’s Taryn Richardson
Vice President 3’s Kirsten Sadeghi-Yekta
Treasurer Mathew Bond
Secretary Diana Newton
Enrollment Chair Angela Allester
Personnel Chair Corinna West
Marketing Team Chair Théodora Armstrong
Repair & Maintenance Chair Laura Moore

Renée Galwin, Co-President

Laura Collings, Co-President

I’m thrilled to begin my third year with LVPPP alongside my youngest son Brandon, who will join the 3s class.  The school has surpassed my expectations at every turn and I can’t wait for Bran to experience the LVPPP magic.  Our family loves the Lynn Valley spirit and you can generally find us in the forest, on our bikes and making new connections rain or shine.

Taryn Richardson, VP 4’s

Hi everyone, my name is Taryn. I’m this year’s VP 4’s. I have three kids. My youngest, Sebastian, is going into the 4’s class. My older two kids also attended LVPPP so we’re heading into our fifth and final year here. We moved to Lynn Valley from Kitsilano five years ago and are loving life on the North Shore. I’m looking forward to getting to know all the new families and catching up with everyone who is returning this September!

Kirsten Sadeghi-Yekta, VP 3’s

Hello! I am Kirsten Sadeghi-Yekta and I am the VP 3’s this upcoming school year. I am the mom of two loving boys: my youngest Otis who is attending the 3’s class this year. We enjoy going to the beach in the late afternoons with our paddle board and exploring new trials. This will be our third year at LVPPP.  I look forward seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones!

Mathew Bond, Treasurer

My name is Mathew and I’m excited to be part of the LVPPP family for the second year. My oldest daughter Wilhelmina is stoked to be in the 4’s class this year and my youngest daughter Coral will be starting in the 3’s class next year. My wife Michelle and I live in Lynnmour, close to Lynn Creek. I love to be in the outdoors, mountain biking, trail building, or on cross-continent road trips with the family in our camper van. I’ve worked as a transportation engineer, but am currently on hiatus from that, working as a day-at-home-dad and moonlighting as a City Councillor.

Diana Newton, Secretary

Hi! My name is Diana and I’ll be taking on the role as Secretary this year. My son Max will be entering the 3’s class and we are very excited to join LVPPP as we have heard great things about the school and community. I was born in Mexico and moved to Vancouver about 12 years ago (time flies!) first landing in Gastown and then moving to Lynn Valley about 7 years ago. We love exploring the outdoors and going for walks around the neighbourhood with our dog, Satchmo. In the past I’ve worked in project management, PR and farm management (in another life I used to be an agricultural engineer). In my life in Canada, I’ve been involved in real estate, appraisals and property management. I look forward to getting to know all the families and having a great year at the preschool!

Angela Allester, Enrollment Chair

Hi everyone, my name is Angela Allester and I’m excited to be stepping into the Enrollment Chair position this year. This is my family’s second year at LVPPP, my oldest son Asher graduated with the 4’s group last June. You’ll see me in the 3’s class with Vivian this year, and often I’ll have little Gus in tow at pick up and drop off. We adore living in Lynn Valley and spend as much time as possible in the fresh air – our favourite way to get outside is picnicking! I’m also a substitute teacher in the North Vancouver School District. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Corinna West, Personnel Chair

Hi, my name is Corinna and I will be this years Personnel Chair. I am here to answer your questions and help you navigate through our Parent Participation Preschool. This will be my second year at the preschool. My twin boys Jacob and Gunnar will be entering the 4’s class. We also have a two year old daughter and a big stinky Bernese Mountain Dog. You might see us walking the trails around Lynn Valley or dipping our toes in Hastings Creek.

Théodora Armstrong, Marketing Chair

Hello! My name is Théo and I am coordinating our marketing team this year. My son, Étienne, is excited to be back for his second year at LVPPP in the 4s class. I also have a twelve-year-old daughter, Willamina. My husband, Jason, and I love to garden, swim, and bike with the kids. Beyond preschool and family life, I am a writer, photographer, and teach fiction in the Creative Writing program at UBC.

Kimberly Keevil, Fundraising Chair

Hello! My name is Kim and I’m excited to be part of the LVPPP community for the second year. My son Henry will be in the 4’s class. Before having our daughter last year, I was a fundraiser by trade at several local non profits. Last year I had the chance to see how generous the North Shore truly is and I look forward to getting creative again this year. We love living in Lynn Valley and being a part of LVPPP. I look forward to catching up with returning families and getting to meet some new faces this September.

Laura Moore, Repairs & Maintenance Chair