Staff

Who’s who at Kits House

Allen SmithExecutive Director

On working at Kits House: I enjoy the blend of being amongst awesome such talent who are finding creative ways to make Kitsilano even better.


Favourite time of the year:
Summer


Favourite quote:
“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves” (or, “Only a fool goes to the land of the cannibals”)


Favourite song:
Loyal – Dave Dobbyn

allens@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 123
Allen SmithExecutive Director

On working at Kits House: I enjoy the blend of being amongst awesome such talent who are finding creative ways to make Kitsilano even better.


Favourite time of the year:
Summer


Favourite quote:
“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves” (or, “Only a fool goes to the land of the cannibals”)


Favourite song:
Loyal – Dave Dobbyn

allens@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 123

Diane PetersDirector of Child, Family and Youth Programs

On working at Kits House: I am grateful to work with a group of people dedicated to providing positive opportunities and outcomes for the community.


Favourite time of the year:
Summer


Favourite quote:
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha


Favourite song:
Under Pressure – David Bowie & Queen

dianep@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 135
Diane PetersDirector of Child, Family and Youth Programs

On working at Kits House: I am grateful to work with a group of people dedicated to providing positive opportunities and outcomes for the community.


Favourite time of the year:
Summer


Favourite quote:
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha


Favourite song:
Under Pressure – David Bowie & Queen

dianep@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 135

Christa WangOperations Manager

On working at Kits House: I feel lucky to be a part of the Kits House team. All my coworkers are very supportive.


Favourite time of the year:
Summer


Favourite quote:
“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.”


Favourite song:
Can’t take my eyes off you – Frankie Valli Evora

christaw@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 136
Christa WangOperations Manager

On working at Kits House: I feel lucky to be a part of the Kits House team. All my coworkers are very supportive.


Favourite time of the year:
Summer


Favourite quote:
“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.”


Favourite song:
Can’t take my eyes off you – Frankie Valli Evora

christaw@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 136

Janick HayekManager of Community Activation
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Janick HayekManager of Community Activation
janickh@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. nn

Faith GreerCommunity Services Coordinator - Coordinator of Volunteers

On working at Kits House: Every day at Kits House is an adventure. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think about how lucky I am to be part of such an amazing staff team and to work with such awesome volunteers!


Favourite time of the year:
Ski Season!


Favourite quote:
“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth


Favourite song:
Anything accoustic

faithg@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 124
Faith GreerCommunity Services Coordinator - Coordinator of Volunteers

On working at Kits House: Every day at Kits House is an adventure. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think about how lucky I am to be part of such an amazing staff team and to work with such awesome volunteers!


Favourite time of the year:
Ski Season!


Favourite quote:
“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth


Favourite song:
Anything accoustic

faithg@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 124

Patricia PazFamily Programs Coordinator

On working at Kits House: Through all these years working for Kits House, I have experienced the greatness of a community.  Staff, volunteers, and participants create a compassionate and empathetic environment that makes me feel how blessed I am to be able to be part of that community. 


Favourite time of the year:
Summer, Spring, Fall, Winter… I love every day in Vancouver! 


Favourite song:
“She used to be mine” by Sarah Bareilles and all Latin American music if I want to dance 


Favourite quote:
“The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be!  How much you can love!  What you can accomplish!  And what your potential is! – Anna Frank  

patriciap@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 128
Patricia PazFamily Programs Coordinator

On working at Kits House: Through all these years working for Kits House, I have experienced the greatness of a community.  Staff, volunteers, and participants create a compassionate and empathetic environment that makes me feel how blessed I am to be able to be part of that community. 


Favourite time of the year:
Summer, Spring, Fall, Winter… I love every day in Vancouver! 


Favourite song:
“She used to be mine” by Sarah Bareilles and all Latin American music if I want to dance 


Favourite quote:
“The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be!  How much you can love!  What you can accomplish!  And what your potential is! – Anna Frank  

patriciap@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 128

Monica CorrealChildcare Coordinator - Kits House

On working at Kits House:A great opportunity to be involved in amazing community work.


Favourite time of the year:
Summer


Favourite quote:
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do”- Steve Jobs


Favourite song:
I love Colombian music

monicac@kitshouse.org (604) 736-3588 Ext 130
Monica CorrealChildcare Coordinator - Kits House

On working at Kits House:A great opportunity to be involved in amazing community work.


Favourite time of the year:
Summer


Favourite quote:
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do”- Steve Jobs


Favourite song:
I love Colombian music

monicac@kitshouse.org (604) 736-3588 Ext 130

Amanda BarstowChildcare Coordinator - Collective

On working at Kits House: I like the feeling of community at Kits House.  Coming from a small town it feels like a bit of home.


Favourite time of the year:
When Spring transitions into Summer and you notice the days getting longer


Favourite quote:
“Love is patient, love is kind”


Favourite song:
Flower Power – Greta Van Fleet

amandab@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 150
Amanda BarstowChildcare Coordinator - Collective

On working at Kits House: I like the feeling of community at Kits House.  Coming from a small town it feels like a bit of home.


Favourite time of the year:
When Spring transitions into Summer and you notice the days getting longer


Favourite quote:
“Love is patient, love is kind”


Favourite song:
Flower Power – Greta Van Fleet

amandab@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 150

Ronja FluggeCommunity Programmer
On working at Kits House: Great team and good work environment, happy to be working in this community.

Favourite time of the year:
Sunny days with blue skies


Favourite quote:
If you want something you’ve never had, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done


Favourite song:
Soldier on – Direct 

ronjaf@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 129
Ronja FluggeCommunity Programmer
On working at Kits House: Great team and good work environment, happy to be working in this community.

Favourite time of the year:
Sunny days with blue skies


Favourite quote:
If you want something you’ve never had, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done


Favourite song:
Soldier on – Direct 

ronjaf@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 129

Margarita ChapmanBetter at Home Coordinator

On working at Kits House:

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margaritac@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 131
Margarita ChapmanBetter at Home Coordinator

On working at Kits House:

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margaritac@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. 131

Alicia SmithChildcare Administrative Assistant/Family Programs Facilitator

On working at Kits House: I love the opportunity to work with families in a holistic approach, providing more than just childcare, but a place to connect with the community.


Favourite time of the year:
Winter


Favourite quote:
“Fair does not mean giving every child the same thing, it means giving every child what they need.”


Favourite song:
Tik Tok – Ke$ha

Alicia SmithChildcare Administrative Assistant/Family Programs Facilitator

On working at Kits House: I love the opportunity to work with families in a holistic approach, providing more than just childcare, but a place to connect with the community.


Favourite time of the year:
Winter


Favourite quote:
“Fair does not mean giving every child the same thing, it means giving every child what they need.”


Favourite song:
Tik Tok – Ke$ha

Chris YuChildcare Educator, Youth Worker

On working at Kits House: The people are great.


Favourite time of the year:
Halloween


Favourite song:
Itsy Bitsy Spider

 

Chris YuChildcare Educator, Youth Worker

On working at Kits House: The people are great.


Favourite time of the year:
Halloween


Favourite song:
Itsy Bitsy Spider

 

Joseph LitmanMen's Group Facilitator
On working at Kits House:

Growing with a community of passionate people finding self-compassionate and self-responsible ways to address our biggest challenges whether it’d be in self, relationships, family, and the larger culture as a whole. Along the opportunity for me to bond and be space-holder with Men and Fathers so this may positively translate enriching the lives they are immediately connected to as well as their own. In return, I experience the same nurturance in myself too.


Favourite quote:

“I am a Canadian, a free Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship God in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” – from Canadian Bill of Rights


Favourite song:

Survive Said the Prophet – Mukanjyo

josephl@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. nn
Joseph LitmanMen's Group Facilitator
On working at Kits House:

Growing with a community of passionate people finding self-compassionate and self-responsible ways to address our biggest challenges whether it’d be in self, relationships, family, and the larger culture as a whole. Along the opportunity for me to bond and be space-holder with Men and Fathers so this may positively translate enriching the lives they are immediately connected to as well as their own. In return, I experience the same nurturance in myself too.


Favourite quote:

“I am a Canadian, a free Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship God in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” – from Canadian Bill of Rights


Favourite song:

Survive Said the Prophet – Mukanjyo

josephl@kitshouse.org 604-736-3588 ext. nn