About us

ABOUT US

Just a couple passionate individuals who want to connect the community and it’s youth through the promotion of arts, music and culture. Established June 2017 as a non-profit organization, I-Lead Abby provides a positive atmosphere and space for youth to chill, grow as leaders and connect with other like-minded individuals.

OUR MISSION

I-Lead Abby's mission is to mobilize high-school youth of Abbotsford to develop as resilient, motivated, and passionate individuals. In order to ensure a brighter tomorrow, I-Lead Abby believes that youth need modern day mentorship support and resources to become empowered in positive ways. We hope to be that missing puzzle piece for youth in Abbotsford.

OUR VISION

I-Lead Abby's vision is to see the youth of Abbotsford become High Achieving Thinkers (HAT’s) through their active engagement within the arts, music, and culture. Through such engagement, youth will become responsible, socially aware, passionate and contributing members of society.

HAT PRINCIPALS

I–Lead Abby will provide resources for youth to grow as leaders and adopt High-Achievement Thinking Principals.

HAT Principals will allow youth to become:

PASSIONATE      GLOBALLY AWARE      COMPASSIONATE      CONFIDENT      VOCAL

OUR TEAM
Priya Sharma

General Coordinator  

Director

priya@i-leadabby.ca

Priya loves to challenge herself than most, that’s why she started this whole thing up! Born and raised in Abbotsford, Priya graduated with a BA from UFV in Global Development Studies and Political Science. For a living she teaches, does yoga, loves to hike and is an avid traveller. She has lived in Hawaii, India, and Istanbul! Want to get to know Priya? Drop her a line via email!

Ryan Sorensen

Finance & Administration 

Director

ryan@i-leadabby.ca

Ryan, no not Blake Griffin (although he does enjoy basketball), graduated with a BBA from UFV, with a focus in finance. Born and raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Ryan works as a Project Manager with a food packaging company from the Netherlands. If he’s not busy making business calls, he’s more than likely adventuring around in nature or chillin’ with friends somewhere awesome.

Courtney Kaayk

Arts & Events Coordinator 
Director

@ckaayk

Courtney is sugar meets spice and everything nice. Courtney graduated from UFV with a Fine Arts Degree and is passionate about the environment and social justice issues. If she’s not being a full-time mom and wife, she’s advocating and raising awareness on human rights issues. Her mantra includes love, kindness, inner-peace, and gratitude. Nameste Courtney. Connect with Courtney on instagram!

Emmaline Holt

General Coordinator | 

Director

emmaline@i-leadabby.ca

Emmaline, originally from England, grew up in Abbotsford and graduated with a BA from UFV. For a living, she teaches English as a Second Language and enjoys spending time with both her dog, Trooper and cat, Syilas. Emmaline is a a go getter who loves to involve herself within the community. She hopes to see a more connected city of Abbotsford where youth voices are prioritized. 

Kyler Pierce

Music & Entertainment | Music & Events Coordinator | Board Member

@kylerjpierce

Kyler or his guitar? Kyler loves to create and produce music. Kyler is passionate about 'youth 4 change'. He strongly believes that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Kyler hopes to engage and inspire youth through music. Check out his new album on iTunes/Spotify ‘The Withdrawl Vol 1’ and take a peek at Kyler's instagram for some cool jams, rock vibes and more! 

Albert Einstein

DJ & Entertainment | Dance & Events Coordinator | Board Member
@guyeinstein

Another Einstein? Oh yeah, but this one’s got flow. Albert graduated from UFV with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He's passionate about dance and culture. He'd love to be able to show youth the ropes of DJ'ing and inspire kids to explore music in new ways! He’s not only good at mixing music and starting a party, but also has some pretty slick dance moves. Connect with Albert on instagram!

Alexandria Waycott

Yoga Health & Wellness Instructor |

Board Member 

@alexandria.robin

Marek Klassen

Basketball Skills Training |

Youth Mentor 

@marek_klassen

Devin Brar

Basketball Skills Training |

Youth Mentor 

@devinbrar_basketball

I–LEAD
ABB
Y

(604)-621-3838

info@i-leadabby.ca

33775 Essendene Avenue

Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H1

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