Riette Kenkel - Executive Director
Riette has been leading the Valemount Learning Society since 2009.  She is always interested in developing new programming ideas for the organization, with a focus on community needs.  Riette can be reached at
Katerina Tinsley - Bookkeeper/Program Coordinator
Katerina has been our bookkeeper since 2017, and is also our Program Coordinator for all of the courses we are providing to the community.  If you have any ideas for courses, whether you would like to take a course or teach a course, Katerina can be reached at
If you would like to reach Katerina for bookkeeping purposes, she can be reached at
Additionally, Katerina can be reached on her cell phone at 250 566 1231.
Kim Hood - ESL/Literacy Coordinator
With years of experience both internationally and in Canada, Kim, a qualified public school teacher provides one-on-one and group-based programming to support adults with their literacy and education needs.  Kim can be reached at
Mike Johnson - Employment Advisor
As a qualified employment counsellor, Mike offers years of experience helping clients achieve their employment goals.  Through our Skills Highway program, clients are eligible for employment readiness and skills training support, as well as on-the-job training opportunities.  If you are unemployed or underemployed and need some extra support, give Mike a call, or email him at
Emily Cannon -  Youth Program Coordinator &
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Coordinator
Emily oversees the V-Crew Youth Program, and can be found hanging out and interacting with local youth at our Youth Centre, located in the basement of the Valemount Curling Rink.  For inquires about the V-Crew Youth Program, Emily can be reached at
For inquiries about the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, Emily can be reached at