LISA SMIT

President

Lisa and her husband, Andrew, moved their home and business to Fort Langley seven years ago. She owns offices in the Fort Professional Building and her husband runs a computer company out of the same building. She has studied Non-Profit Management through BCIT and History and Political Science through SFU. Lisa, Andrew and their two children love being involved in the local community.

 

Lindsay Aplas

Vice-President

Lindsay Aplas was raised in the Fraser Valley, where she now calls home with her adorable five-year old son, Ryen.  Lindsay grew up spending summers in the Okanagan with her family, where, as a young adult she worked while studying wine. Wine not only became a passion, but also a career, as she worked for many years in the hospitality industry.  Lindsay has been an Administrator at RE/MAX Little Oak for over two years and recently became a licensed REALTOR®.  When she’s not busy working weekends or with her son, Lindsay enjoys spending time with friends and family at local wineries.

 

rachelle cashato

Treasurer

Rachelle Cashato was born in Rhode Island and moved to Canada in 2006.  Her background is in corporate operations and training, retail management, brand management and event planning.  Rachelle previously owned the Granville Island Hat Shop and worked on large- scale social events in Vancouver and Squamish.  She has worked as a consultant in the Fort Langley community since 2017 and is the Creative Director for Red Door Events and Trading Post Brewing’s Fort Langley based events team. Rachelle resides in Fort Langley with her two daughters.

 

Christine Burdeniuk

Secretary

Christine and her husband Peter Kravchuke have operated a law office in Fort Langley for the past 20 years, focused on corporate/commercial, trade-marks, wills and estates and some real estate law. Her husband’s company, Burg Properties Ltd., owns commercial property on the corner of 96th Avenue and Glover Road. Together, they have been involved in the local community for many years.

 

Anita bisset

Director

Anita is a visual artist with education and experience in drawing, painting, sculpture and metal smithing. Having owned and run small studios and galleries which focused more on painting and ceramic arts, Anita found she was drawn to working with silver, and began to hone those skills. She created Juliet925 in 2012, and has quickly found an audience eager to own her beautiful and unique designs. The Fort Finery located on Billy Brown Road, is Anita’s new home, who, originally from Langley loves the idea of working, living, and selling out of the same space.

 

meghan neufeld

Director

After graduation from the Hospitality Event Planning Program at UFV, Meghan Neufeld entered the non-profit sector in the area of fundraising and events. She spent the last six years working for the Fort Langley Business Improvement Association doing event coordination for events such as the Cranberry Festival, Food Truck Festival and Bloom Market. Meghan recently took on a new role with Trinity Western University in External Relations. TWU is also where she is currently studying for her MBA in the Non-Profit Management stream. Meghan and her family have been proud residents of the Fort for over four years now.

Paul Wood

Director

Paul, along with wife Deb, opened the doors to Number 52 Studio + Galleryon July 1st, 2017. This unique space is part of Fort Langley’s live-work studios along Billy Brown Road. For the past 23 years Paul has created marketing, branding and packaging designs for large corporations and small businesses, while dabbling in fine arts as a way to express himself outside of work. Slowly, he started spending more time focusing on his fine art and over the last few years he has been establishing a body of work that he is very proud of. Having lived in Langley all but two years of his life, he is glad to have made Fort Langley their permanent home and join the growing list of business owners in our village.