OUR AMAZING STAFF

Alison Bortolon: Centre Manager

Growing up in Ontario, Alison moved west to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in Global and Development Studies while maintaining her training for the Provincial Team in Biathlon at Augustana University in Camrose, Alberta.  While completing and following her degree she held internships with the Mackwacis Reserve in Hobbema, AB, Summer Camp staff with the Wetaskiwin Boys and Girls Club, Transitional Support Worker with the E4C Crossroads House in Camrose and Youth Support Worker/ Outreach Worker and Communications Coordinator with Camrose Open Door Association.  With a love for the mountains, she moved to Invermere and worked with Panorama and with her own photography and videography productions within the marketing department.  In addition to her degree, she holds a diploma in Documentary Film.

Paul McNulty: Youth Worker

Born and bred in Scotland, Paul first moved to Canada in 2018 after obtaining his BA Honors Degree in Social Science at the University of the West of Scotland. Paul worked at Panorama Ski Resort for two years before returning home, and after returning to Invermere in 2021, began volunteering at the Youth Centre before transitioning to working there full time. He loves biking, winter sports, and of course being from the UK…football! (Or Soccer) Paul currently holds a British Columbia Occupational First Aid Level III qualification, and always has a smile on his face!

Kris Hardwick: Youth Worker

Born and raised in the United States, Kris moved to Canada in 2016 following high school in order to spend time with his father. After realizing Canada is where he is meant to be, he started to plant his roots here in beautiful Invermere, BC. Coming from trades work, working for the Youth Centre will be a big change, but something he’s definitely up for! In his spare time he enjoys camping, fishing and hunting. As well as always having some sort of sports playing on the TV, whether that be Football, Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, or Baseball.

Sierra Franklin: Youth Worker

Sierra joined our organization in 2016 as a youth worker.  Over the years she has brought her love for cooking and yoga into our youth programs. Her infectious smile is always ready to greet the youth as they walk in the door.  Sierra has completed her certificate in Mental Health First Aid for Adults working with youth.  She grew up in the Columbia Valley and has been on the Columbia Basin Trust youth advisory committee during her time in secondary school.

Board Members

Hannah Desoto Chair/President
Amanda Garand Vice Chair
Nadine Hale Secretary
Nikki Kuzoff Treasurer
Suzie Thomas Member at Large