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

Romy SengheraDirector of Community Programs

On working at Kits House: I love being part of a team that exudes an energetic vibe you feel when you walk in the door.


Favourite time of the year:
Summer


Favourite quote:
“There is nothing permanent except change.” and “To love, to be loved, to never forget our own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never complicate what is simple or simplify and what is complicated. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch, to try and understand. To never look away, and never, never, to forget.” – Arundhati Roy


Favourite song:
California Love – Tupac

Romy SengheraDirector of Community Programs

On working at Kits House: I love being part of a team that exudes an energetic vibe you feel when you walk in the door.


Favourite time of the year:
Summer


Favourite quote:
“There is nothing permanent except change.” and “To love, to be loved, to never forget our own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never complicate what is simple or simplify and what is complicated. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch, to try and understand. To never look away, and never, never, to forget.” – Arundhati Roy


Favourite song:
California Love – Tupac

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

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: A blessing.


Favourite time of the year:
Spring


Favourite song:
Beautiful by Cristina Aguilera

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

On working at Kits House: A blessing.


Favourite time of the year:
Spring


Favourite song:
Beautiful by Cristina Aguilera

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

 

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

Angelo MoroniMens Group Facilitator

On working at Kits House: I have been given the opportunity to be part of a community that I do not live in and realize that we all have similar needs and joys.


Favourite quote:
“Stop, look, listem. You don’t know what you’re missin’-M.C. Lyte”


Favourite song:
I have many favourite songs, depends on my mood

Angelo MoroniMens Group Facilitator

On working at Kits House: I have been given the opportunity to be part of a community that I do not live in and realize that we all have similar needs and joys.


Favourite quote:
“Stop, look, listem. You don’t know what you’re missin’-M.C. Lyte”


Favourite song:
I have many favourite songs, depends on my mood