Mari was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and spent time in Lesotho, South Africa as a child. She is passionate about people and learning about equity, diversity, and inclusion. She has a Masters in Educational Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in Sociology and Religious Studies. She has also has training in Portfolio and Change Management practices. Mari has worked in many different fields and has experience in marketing, policy, project management, and leadership.
Favorite Quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” Oscar Wilde
Danny Bay has lived in Regina for over 20 years where he attended the University of Regina and earned his Bachelor’s degree in English and Marketing. He’s a marketing and communications specialist with over a decade of successful experience leading and managing internal and external communications. Danny is an advocate for youth development and sees the work SCP does in the community as a way to build bridges and help prepare inner-city youth to meet the challenges of adolescence and reach their full potential. Aside from his professional life, Danny enjoys renovating his home, producing short video series, travelling, and spending time with his family and friends in his spare time.
Favourite Quote, Philosophy, great accomplishment: “We cannot live beyond the way we see ourselves” John Eldridge
Fun Fact: He’s lived in four countries.
Randine is a member of the Little Black Bear First Nation, raised in the Balcarres and Fort Qu’Appelle area. She obtained a BSW from the University of Regina, worked in the nonprofit industry before moving to government. She has experience in front line child welfare, facilitation, crisis intervention, and project management, and currently works for the Government of Canada. Randine loves being involved with the community, and has a passion for working with children, youth and families, which makes her a perfect fit for SCP! In her spare time, Randine likes to refinish furniture, take on tiny renovation projects, and spend time with friends and family.
Favorite Quote, Philosophy, great accomplishment: “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need” Kahlil Gibran
Fun Fact: Randine is meticulous and thorough. She ran QCM half marathon twice, to ensure that she did not really enjoy running, and is contemplating signing up again, just to be really, really sure.
Cassie was born in Saskatoon and raised in Swift Current, SK. She attended SIAST and earned her diploma in Health Information Management and, later on, a certification in PROSCI (Change Management). Currently, she works in the healthcare industry as a management consultant. Cassie joined the SCP Board of Directors in September 2020 and is passionate about volunteering in the community. In her spare time, Cassie likes to hang out with her dogs, spend time with family and friends and, if the weather is nice, hit the beach and relax.
Favorite Quote, Philosophy, great accomplishment: “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkeys bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward." C.S. Lewis
Fun Fact: Cassandra has broken every toe (on both feet) at least once!
Joseph is a retired theatre artist and a father of a 2-year-old daughter. In addition to that, he’s a writer, actor, director and storyteller. His passion in building strong, healthy, and inclusive communities and about the amazing work that is done with youth in the community is what led Joseph to be a part of our organization.
Fun Fact: I grew up in a small French/Metis community called Ste Marthe. Before I even understood english, I spoke a french/mischiff dialect and didn't even know that was a thing.
Favorite Quote: "I believe the most important gift to anyone is the gift of the second chance. We have to be open to giving second chances with compassion and empathy and love."
Ed was born in Halifax Nova Scotia and—after living in several communities and provinces—has called Saskatchewan home since 2012. He is a graduate from Dalhousie University with a BSc, BCom and MBA. Ed has been involved in a number of community organizations across Canada, the majority of which have a focus on Youth and Children’s Mental Health. Ed is a father of three, and in his spare time can be seen hanging out at the pool with his son or the hockey rink with his daughters.