Braden made the jump from business owner to human services over 15 years ago. A degree in Human Justice and Professional Certificate in Healthcare Administration led him to a number of supportive roles, including: Addictions Counselor and Probation Officer. This work was recognized with the Deputy Minister and Premiers awards of excellence for his work with the Dedicated Substance Abuse Treatment Unit at the RPCC. Braden has worked with Street Culture for over 9 years. Branden enjoys collaborating and using his creativity to build new and innovative initiatives and strategies to solve challenges to benefit the community. His staff know him as a kind, reliable, positive and supportive leader. Knowing that work life balance is important, Braden makes sure to spend time doing what he loves outside of work; spending time with his family, star gazing, hiking and making music.
Brandi is the newest member of the director team as our Director of Communications. She was born and raised in Southern Ontario. She attended the St. Thomas University in Fredericton New Brunswick for Criminology before transferring to the University of Regina’s Justice Studies program. Brandi joined the Street Culture team in 2014 as a part-time mentor. Her strong leadership skill set and dedication allowed her to build and oversee two separate programs as a program manager. Brandi’s joined a local Toastmaster club to improve her communication and presentation skill set, where she was awarded rookie of the year for substantial advancement in verbal communication. In 2020, Brandi was promoted to her current position as Director of Communications. Fun fact: Brandi challenges herself every year to read one new novel each month.
Understanding that forgiveness is giving up hope for a better past. Allowing you to move forward with the best intentions.
Brenda is the longest serving member of the SCP team. She started in May 1999, first as a volunteer, then a staff member. From working as a part-time Sears Call Centre employee to now being the Sr. Director of Administration, Brenda worked hard to grow her professional capacity and did so all while being a single mom. During Brenda’s time at SCP, she has served the agency in many capacities. These included Café Manager Catering Manager, Face Artist, Social Entrepreneur Manager, Executive Administrative Assistant, and House Mom at Street Culture’s 1st residential facility. In her current role, she manages payroll, day-to-day financials, oversees fundraising efforts and contractual obligations. Brenda has been a vital part of the agency since the very early days of the project and continues working to make SCP a valuable asset in the community.
Every thought you think is creating your future. We all have good and bad inside of us...the one that grows is...whichever one you feed.
Born and raised in Regina Sk, Mike began his career with SCP 13 years ago in the cafe days of the YMCA. He attended SIAST and has a Emergency Medical Technician Diploma, National Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, Aquatic Emergency Care Trainer, ASIST Facilitator, De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations Trainer and a diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the Okanagan College in Kelowna. Mike gained a great deal of justice/social and case work experience working for 3 and a half years as the Director of Operations for the Regina Anti Gang Services program before returning to SCP. Mike has worn many hats in the agency but is really enjoying his now refined role of providing the team with the tools, equipment and knowledge to be the best that they can be. His solution-focused approach and kind hearted demeanor make him easily approachable to the youth, community and team.
All the money in the world cannot buy a single more second of time. Spend this valuable resource on those that matter.
Since coming on board with Street Culture in 2017 Aleesha has honed her skills and abilities through several roles including Kid’s Club Team Support, Shelter Team Support, Overnight Jensen’s and Shelter Case Worker. Her passion for advocacy and Trauma-Informed Care make her a natural fit for her current position as Youth Representative. Aleesha is a certified SMART Recovery facilitator who excels at using a Harm Reduction based approach to support youth struggling with substance dependency. Her fearless commitment to Youth-Centred philosophy, her authenticity and her personal accountability inspire her team daily.
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life” J.K Rowling
Brenda was born in Toronto, Ontario. She moved to Regina in 1984. Brenda, otherwise known as “B” has been part of the SCP family since 2015. Her 15+yrs of experience in bookkeeping has been a huge asset to her success in Admin. Although Admin work is her passion, she has found room in her heart for the youth we serve. B’s mission is to strive to improve our Admin department and keep it forward thinking.
“There is no reason to look back when you have so much to look forward to.” -Unknown
Danielle was raised in a small town, Spy Hill, Saskatchewan. Danielle completed her Bachelor of Human Justice with a minor in Psychology in 2019, and in 2021 completed a certificate in Law and Society. Danielle joined the Street Culture team in 2017 as a practicum student. Danielle worked in Housing, SCOPE, and Mentorship before she started working with RCY in 2020. Danielle took on the role of RCY Director in 2021 and has thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to lead the RCY Team. Danielle has a strong belief that every person you meet can teach you something new, and she strives to seek this knowledge in her work.
Born in Prince George and raised on Vancouver Island, Deb went to school for their RCA, MOA, and Pharmacy Technician designations. They worked in palliative care and community support until they moved to Regina in 2012. Deb joined the Street Culture Team in 2016 as an overnight support staff at one of SCP’s 4 peer homes. Their education in healthcare, as well as their work experience in community support provided a background that allowed them to support and connect with our youth in a holistic manner. Deb filled several roles in Housing before transitioning to HR in 2020. They are a provincially certified ASIST trainer and SMART Recovery facilitator. Deb is a passionate advocate for inclusivity and is committed to living authentically at work, home, and in the community.
"Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." -Marie Curie
Jamie Malinoski joined the Street Culture team in 2012 as a caseworker at Downtown Browne’s youth shelter after obtaining her Youth Care Worker diploma from SIAST. During her time there Jamie embraced the culture and philosophies of SCP while practicing a strength-based and youth-centered focus. In 2014 through her dedication, hard work and positive energy Jamie created and evolved the practicum/volunteer program to the one Street Culture has today. Jamie works with the students and volunteers to determine their skill set and learning objectives and linking them to the appropriate programs within the agency to allow for the best learning opportunities. In her downtime, Jamie enjoys experiencing nature and listening to live music.
"It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then." Alice, Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Jesse joined Street Culture in 2015 as a full time mentor in the Regina Connected Youth program. Jesse used his shared life experiences and teachings while growing up on Thunderchild First Nation to connect with the youth and provide them with a connection to their history and culture. It was in this spirit that Jesse took on the role in the newest position as the Director of Community and Cultural Initiatives where he strives to provide culturally based programming and support to Street Culture youth.
“Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face” -Vincent Vega from the movie Pulp Fiction
Kristen Robinson was born in the small town of Eston, Saskatchewan and had other plans for her life until by happenstance she ended up working with a group of vulnerable youth and fell in love with it. Kristen felt her life’s passion was found. To gain further knowledge and experience, she received her Child and Youth degree through Mount Royal University and entered the field of Human Services. Kristen started working with housing at Street Culture in 2016 before transitioning into Y-SHORE and working with homeless individuals. She took on the role of Director in 2021 and is passionate about working in a team environment while watching the youth she works with flourish into compassionate, strong and healthy individuals.
“Normal” is only a setting on the washing machine. -Bernice Lewis
Maegan was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. Ever since she was a little girl, she has always wanted to help people and animals. You would catch her “baby sitting” the kids in the neighbourhood, taking care of stray animals, or rescuing them to keep as her own. And she was always trying to make people laugh or feel better if they were upset. Maegan went to the University of Regina and took Psychology and then Human Kinetics. After that, she applied to SCP and has been here ever since! Maegan started out in Day Program and was also a part time mentor, before taking on the role as Mentorship Coordinator.
"My number one achievement in my life has been becoming a mother to my two boys; Zephyr & Cove. They are my world!"
Matt was born and raised in Regina. In 2016, he graduated from SaskPolyTech with a background in Youth Care. Matt was hired at Street Culture as a Mentor in 2015. Looking to immerse himself in the culture of the agency, Matt cross trained with multiple programs and took on an additional role as program facilitator with Pit Stop. Matt’s passion, drive and dedication could not be overlooked and in 2017, Matt was awarded the role of YTU Manager, where he supports his team to create programming that emphasizes youth engagement and is organic in nature. Matt believes that if you build and maintain healthy relationships, you will be successful no matter what you do. In his downtime, Matt enjoys being active, reading, and spending time with those he cares about most.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein
Mikayla was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and has always been passionate about human service work and supporting those in need. While earning her degree in Human Justice, she started with Street Culture as a practicum student. Mikayla went on to obtain her BHJ with a concentration in Criminal Justice in 2019. Afterward, she continued to work in many areas of the agency including the shelter, peer homes, and alongside the Sr. Directors navigating the agency’s standards and quality assurance throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. In January 2021, Mikayla returned to Street Culture’s Youth Emergency Shelter as the Shelter Director in the type of fast-paced environment she excels in and enjoys. Mikayla loves supporting the youth of Regina in a program that is so essential in the community.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” --Anais Nin
Susan joined the Street Culture Team in 2014 as a youth mentor. Her lived experience, acquired skills, and natural ability to connect with the youth quickly propelled her into a director's role. In her current position Susan oversees and supports the diverse team that serve and care for the youth residing in our peerhomes. She is an inspirational leader who has developed a culture of growth and personal accountability. Susan is a certified trainer for both ASIST and The Nurtured Heart Approach. She is a committed support and fierce advocate for youth experiencing addictions and mental health. Additionally, Susan is dedicated to working collaboratively with the entire Street Culture team to continue advancing and contributing to the agency's mission and the community in general.
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford
Tara joined SCP this year, and is a very exciting addition to our team. She has been a red seal journeyman carpenter since 2010 and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our construction services crew. She was also an SIIT job coach, so teaching comes naturally to her and the crew took to her right away. Thanks to Tara, SCP can now take on much more technical construction projects than in the past. She is accomplished at all kinds of interior renovations for your home or business as well as a wealth of experience in decks fences and concrete. You need it done? Tara and our crew can meet the need! Hailing from the Ochapowace First Nation, Tara is also an incredible role model for our female youth to get mentored in the trades and we couldn't be happier to have her on the team!