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

Riette Kenkel - Interim ESL/Literacy Coordinator
As our ESL/Literacy Coordinator, Riette provides one-on-one and group-based programming to support adults with their literacy and education needs.  For information or inquiries about this programming, Riette can be reached at

Katerina Tinsley - Bookkeeper
Katerina has been our bookkeeper since 2017, and has also held a variety of positions with our organization.  She is knowledgeable on all of our programs and projects.
If you would like to reach Katerina, she can be reached at

Mike Johnson - Village Greens Operations Coordinator
With over 20 years' experience working in greenhouse management, Mike is leading our new Village Greens project. Click here for more information about Village Greens.
If you would like to reach Mike, he can be reached at 

Emily Banks-  Youth Program Coordinator &
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Coordinator

Emily oversees the V-Crew Youth Program and she is the Robson Valley Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern BC.  She can be reached in our office when she's not 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

Emily Banks-  Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Emily 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, please contact Emily.
Emily can also be reached at