Joanne “Jo” Gawler
Executive Director

Jo has over 20 years of designing and implementing outdoor education programs for school aged children to adults. Her schooling and her work have led her all over the world, including a Ranch in California, one of the leading Outdoor Education Companies in Australia and rafting, canoeing and sea kayaking companies across Canada. Throughout these years, Jo has seen the importance of getting children outside to play and just be.  Jo has worked with many not for profit organisations over the years and is very excited to start this organisation in the heart of Revelstoke.  Now, a Mom of 2, her passion for getting children outside has increased as well as helping fellow Moms return to the work force.

Marta Savill

Marta has over 15 years of educational experience, specifically focussed on the outdoors. She first completed her Sociology degree with a focus on structured inequalities and began working as a facilitator at a before and after-school care program where she discovered her passion for working with children and creating inclusive environments. This led her to complete an Education degree specializing in outdoor education with practicums at the North Vancouver Outdoor School in Squamish. Throughout her schooling she ski instructed in the winters and facilitated outdoor multi-sport summer camps to support her passion for outdoor education (and skiing!). Now in Revelstoke, Marta works at Parks Canada, has two children and is excited to work with the Revelstoke Afterschool Society.

Keri Knapp

Keri attended Sheridan College for photography and graduated in 2004 and has since been operating her own business and working as a professional photographer for over 21 years. Since moving to Revelstoke in 2009 Keri has been active on a number of community boards including the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre as well as board member and Chair of The Revelstoke Multicultural Society. Keri is  passionate about the collaborative local food movement  and in the past has held contracts with the Local Food Initiative coordinating community garden projects. Keri felt drawn to return to studies with a desire to support children learn and in 2018 completed the Education Assistant Program at Okanagan College.

Jessica Semenec ECE, CYW, BI
Vice President

Jessica has over 10 years of experience working with children and youth. She completed her Child and Youth Worker Diploma and Autism Behavioural Science Diploma in Ontario where she worked as an enhanced support worker in a daycare setting. She also worked as a program facilitator for the Boys and Girls Club and a Behavioural Interventionist for children with Autism for 6 years. Since moving to Revelstoke, Jessica has acquired her Licensed Early Childhood Educator Certificate and continues to support the community as a Behavioural Interventionist. She is passionate about inclusive quality child care programs within the community.

Lindsay Walker

Lindsay is a Social Worker, and worked in many communities in BC where she helped individuals develop the skills and resources they need to enhance social functioning. Lindsay is also a mom of two young boys and is passionate about the availability of children and youth programs in Revelstoke. In her free time she enjoys exploring the local trails with her kids and improving her biking skills!

The Revelstoke After School Society Board Members, taken at the 2022 AGM. We said good bye to Raj, but welcomed in Suzy, Steph and Tina.