Scott spent most of his life in British Columbia, where he has called Victoria home for over 30 years. Scott first came to the Victoria Foundation as a member of the Youth Council in 1999-2000. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology as well as a Business Administration Certificate from the University of Victoria. His work experience includes working at a bank, doing event support and reception work for a university, and doing research work for a professor. One of Scott’s passions is his volunteer work, where he volunteers at Operation Trackshoes every spring. Also, he spent many years volunteering at the Royal Jubilee Hospital and UVic Alumni. Scott’s interests are swimming, reading, traveling, playing computer games, and spending time with family/friends.
Raised in Mexico, studied and work in Mexico City and Toronto. She holds a law degree from Anahuac University, a Translator Diploma from University of Toronto, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and Legal Assistant Certificate from Camosun College, and completed creative writing courses from the University of Victoria. She volunteered in the Spanish community and with programs for children and youth. Maria is also a self-published author of books for immigrants and an administrator of her own YouTube channel where she shares what she calls “Immigrants’ Adventures.” Victoria has been her home since 2001. She enjoys swimming and walking her dog with her family.
Rory was born and raised in Winnipeg and attended the University of Manitoba. He worked for 14 years as a Senior Administrator with the Provincial Government’s Environment Commission. In 2004 he moved to B.C. to become Director of Administration at the David Suzuki Foundation and in 2010 fulfilled a lifelong dream to move to Vancouver Island when he joined the Victoria Foundation. Rory has served on several charitable boards including the All Charities Campaign of Manitoba, the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, and the Performing Arts Lodge (Vancouver). He has also volunteered with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, The Immigrant Centre of Winnipeg and, most recently with the Victoria Film Festival. He has a passion for travelling and has visited over 30 countries and loves theatre, classical music, art and architecture.
Nathan was born in Vancouver, raised in Victoria and graduated from Oak Bay High School. He has been with the foundation since May 2008. He graduated from Camosun College in April 2009 with his Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Option) degree. He completed the Certified General Accountant program in August 2011. Nathan completed co-operative work terms with local accounting firms before joining the Foundation. Nathan enjoys volunteering, reading books and playing board games.