Directors and Staff
Maple Ridge Community Foundation works with many leaders and organizations throughout the community. With glowing hearts, these individuals generously volunteer their time, energy and wisdom. Their commitment keeps us focused on what matters most: creating a healthy and vibrant community in which all people have the opportunity to enhance the quality of their lives and the lives of others.
Kevin is the founder of Avanti Planning Group LTD, with an extensive background in sales and marketing. Currently, he markets the Chamber of Commerce Group Insurance plan in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows areas. Avanti Planning Group has won 6 different recognitions of Marketing Excellence, as well as an Outstanding Achievement award from the Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows.
Kevin prides himself on excellent customer service with all of his clients, big or small, and truly enjoys living and working in this community.
Member at Large
Judy and I raised our two now married children in Maple Ridge and now they in turn are raising our really cute grandkids here.
Judy & I owned and operated Windsor Plywood in Maple Ridge for 24 years, a family business that provided building materials to our community. Since wrapping up the Windsor part of work life, I went to work for the Baptist Housing Society. Taking part in a redevelopment project in Oak Bay and serving as an Administrator for a Maple Towers has been very fulfilling.
Volunteering and serving the community was instilled in me by both my parents and grandparents. Over the years I have served on a number of not for profit community groups that have provided many opportunities to give back to the community that has been so good to our family. It’s been a privilege to serve Maple Ridge for 12 years on Council, 6 of those years as Mayor until November of 2014.
The Maple Ridge Community Foundation has been doing amazing work in our community for 40 years. I feel privileged to be part of the Board of Directors and looking forward to the future holds for the Foundation. #WeAreMapleRidge
Warren has two older children, Greg who lives in North Vancouver with his wife and two girls, and Michelle who lives in Connecticut with her daughter. Both Warren and Adrienne have been active in the community since moving to Canada. Warren was Vice president of the Chamber of Commerce in Maple Ridge and a director of the Pitt Meadows Economic Development Board when it existed. They are also involved with Rotary, Hospice and Alouette Addictions.
Warren started a business in Maple Ridge in 2009, called Canamix, which grew very successfully. In 2016 he sold it to a mining company in Langley. He is now essentially retired but still works occasionally as a consultant for the group when he is needed.
Warren and Adrienne are extremely grateful for everything Maple Ridge has given them and try to put as much back in the community as they can. Warren is very enthusiastic and proud to be on the board of the MRCF.