New Directors for 2023
The Creston Valley Community Foundation is proud to announce two new directors, both of whom have a long-standing involvement with our organization and community. We are honored that after many years of getting to know our work inside and out, Ted Hutchinson and Casey Messinger have again chosen to serve on the board and give generously of their time to make the foundation stronger.
My wife Avis and I moved to Creston in 2009 in search of a better climate than Northern Alberta could provide as well as a smaller community in which to enjoy our retirement. We have been very happy with our decision and have enjoyed our time here very much. My career was spent in retail operations, the last 14 years with Staples where I enjoyed filling a number of roles from Store Manager to District Manager to Director of Sales and Operations for Western Canada (Regional VP). Some claim that retail is all about detail, but my experience has been that it's really all about people. I have been fortunate to find an organization such as the Creston Valley Community Foundation where I can add my experience to those of the other Board Members in a collaborative effort to further the Foundation's cause.
I was born and raised in Creston. I graduated from PCSS and then went on to university for 3 years. I returned home to take over the family business with the sudden passing of my father.
During my business career I have run a number of businesses in the Creston Valley. During those years I served on a number of community boards; Creston Museum Society, Economic Development, the Creston Chamber of Commerce and the Community Policing Committee.
As a Rotarian a core value we practice is “Will it be Beneficial to all concerned”. Building a community should benefit all. The Creston Valley Community Foundation plays a big role in creating a culture where all people can thrive.