Emma Sutherland, Executive Director
Red Fox founder Emma Sutherland has used her degree in Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University, several years of fundraising school courses from BCIT, and more than twenty-five years’ experience in the social recreation and advocacy fields to continually support individuals and families in Vancouver’s inner city. Her goal has consistently been to show Aboriginal people, people with disabilities and people on low incomes how to become more resilient, learn new skills, and become healthier by increasing their activity levels and expanding their horizons. Her biggest joy is seeing youth take on leadership roles in Red Fox and in the larger society.
Suki Chhoeun, Program Manager
With a deep passion for leadership training and coaching, Suki joined the team in January 2016. Armed with positivity, silly kinesthetic dance moves and a degree in Kinesiology, Suki has over 10 years of coaching experience. Suki truly believes in Red Fox’s model to serve, train and empower future leaders through physical literacy and mentorship. On Suki’s time off, she enjoys skateboarding, hiking, reading and road trips. Most recently, Suki spent 5 weeks this past summer in China volunteering as a Canadian Cultural Ambassador with Canada Global Culture and Education Association (CGCEA).
Lyndsay Sam, Program Manager
Lyndsay joined Red Fox in 2017 with a degree in Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley. She is is an avid traveller, having backpacked through Central and South America and Southeast Asia. Lyndsay is passionate about health and recreation, personal growth and well-being, and enjoys running, hiking, biking, rock climbing and camping. Lyndsay is part of the Cowichan Tribes First Nations, and is excited to be promoting health and wellness to youth as part of Red Fox.
Jeff Quach, Operations Manager
Jeff graduated from UBC in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He joined Red Fox in 2015 after completing his Diploma in Accounting, in a dual role as Program Supervisor and Office Manager. Jeff now manages the organization’s finance and administration needs.
Verdann joined Red Fox in 2009 as a Youth Leader. They quickly became an integral member of the team and was promoted to Youth Management Intern in 2013, Assistant Coordinator in 2014, and Youth Coordinator in 2015. Verdann is Okanogan and Cherokee and shares their indigenous knowledge and pride with youth throughout Metro Vancouver.
Phabion joined Red Fox in 2014. He works with children and youth through the Red Fox Drum Group, Active Play, and Youth Leadership programs. Phabion has a strong sense of cultural identity and is passionate about helping Aboriginal children to feel proud of their heritage.
Cassie first became involved with Red Fox through a School of Kinesiology course at UBC. She was inspired to contribute her knowledge and skills, and she began volunteering in 2013. She was promoted to Program Coordinator in 2014, then Program Manager. Cassie has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from UBC and is currently working towards a Bachelor of Education, specializing in Physical Education, while she continues to work with Red Fox.
Joe joined Red Fox through the Youth Leadership program. His skills, positive attitude and genuine passion for his work lead to his promotion to Youth Worker in 2014. Joe draws on his experiences as a previous Youth Leader to support young people in developing the confidence and skills they need to succeed in life.
Steven has been part of the Red Fox team for over 5 years. He works mainly with children through Red Fox’s Active Play program, and secures prize donations for the kids from local businesses. Steven’s favourite part of his job is seeing the happy faces of kids who come out to Red Fox programs and events.
Paul joined the Red Fox programs team in 2016 as part of Active Play programming in North Vancouver. Paul has a background in recreation and childcare and is a strong supporter of Red Fox’s programs. He is a committed volunteer with the Red Fox Drum and PowWow Dance Group, where his children are regular participants. Paul is First Nations and can often be found drawing and making art.
Panda joined Red Fox through the Youth Leadership program in 2015 and her enthusiasm and commitment led to her being promoted to Youth Intern. Panda recently joined our programs team part-time as she finishes high school. Panda is First Nations and is passionate about drawing, drumming, playing guitar and biking.
Blaine joined Red Fox as a youth leader in January 2016, and became a youth intern the following spring. Following our Red Fox youth continuum model, Blaine was promoted from youth intern to staff in October 2017. Blaine is from Saskatchewan and from the Whitebear and Assiniboine Nations. Blaine is passionate about baseball, loves spending time with friends and enjoys working with youth.
Destiny was born in Williams Lake, BC and is one of Red Fox’s newest members. Destiny started her journey with Red Fox as a youth participant. One of Destiny’s favorite memories as a youth participant was having the opportunity to go on a youth outing where her and 8 others hiked the Garibaldi and Panorama Ridge trail totaling 37 kilometers. Destiny is First Nations, and is passionate about spending time with her siblings, writing music and singing.
A.J. Delorme (Culinary Programs)
A.J. has worked in both kitchen and front-of-house roles at restaurants across the city. He brings a passion for food and extensive knowledge of food preparation, presentation and service. A.J. shares these skills by training Youth Leaders in the Red Fox Feasting program.
Kat Norris (Drum and PowWow Dance Group)
Kat is a First Nations Elder, social justice activist, community leader and educator, and leads the Red Fox Drum and PowWow Dance Group.