Meet Our Staff
Kevin began his journey with Canada SCORES Vancouver as a volunteer in December 2013. He was a member of the voluntary development board, where he helped manage the organization’s website. After visiting the Canada SCORES’ kids on Day 1, he was immediately captivated by the program and started to volunteer as a soccer coach. His passion, dedication and commitment to the program only grew as he became more and more involved. One of his most memorable contributions to date was his involvement in helping organize Canada SCORES Vancouver’s inaugural corporate cup.
Jackie received her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education & Coaching and has worked with school-aged children in a variety of physical activity programs for over 10 years. She volunteered with Canada SCORES Vancouver in its opening year in 2014 and had the opportunity to guide many transformations in students’ confidence, behavior, social skills, literacy and physical fitness. Jackie sees the value and the potential that this program offers to at-risk youth, and she is passionate and motivated to be a part of the driving force behind the success of the program. Jackie is fortunate to have experience teaching English to at-risk students in Thailand in addition to teaching circus arts and acrobatics in Vancouver.
Meet Our Board of Directors
Jon Lutz - Board Chair & Secretary
VP, Strategy, Ops & Finance, Electronic Arts Inc.
Jon joined Electronic Arts Europe in 1998, the perfect fit for him as a videogame-enthusiast. Since then, he has been in various roles spanning the publishing, online, studio and corporate divisions. During his career at Electronic Arts, Jon has been based in London UK, Redwood Shores CA, Los Angeles CA and most recently Vancouver, BC. Since moving to Vancouver in 2006, Jon has held roles as VP, CFO, EA Canada; VP, CFO, EA SPORTS; VP, CFO, EA Labels Worldwide; and most recently assumed the role as VP, Strategy, Ops & Finance for Electronic Arts Inc.
Daniel Gumprich - Vice Chair
VP, Corporate Development, Solus Trust
Daniel has over 20 years of leadership experience in professional services, public company, and public sector environments. Daniel is currently a Strategic Consultant at Healthcare Benefit Trust which provides group health and welfare benefits on behalf of participating employers for nearly 100,000 individuals employed in health care and social services in British Columbia and the Yukon. Prior to joining HBT, Daniel spent 8 years as Chief Financial Officer at Sterling Shoes, a Vancouver-based footwear retailer with over 160 stores across Canada. Previous to Sterling, Daniel spent 11 years at PwC in their corporate finance, transaction services, audit and advisory practices.
Garry Eng - Treasurer
Garry was raised in East Vancouver by immigrant parents who were guided by their vision of hard work and dedication to providing opportunities for their children. He is a father of two children who both love to play soccer and Garry has been fortunate to be able to volunteer his time to coach both children and their teammates. His wife, Tonia, is an elementary school teacher who has a passion for working with children and she has had a great deal of experience with children and families that are similar to the beneficiaries of the Canada SCORES program.
John Mast - Director
Sr. Director, Global Cruise Marketing, Expedia
John Mast is the Sr. Director, Global Cruise Marketing responsible for leading the marketing strategy and organization across the cruise line of business for the Expedia Inc. brands globally. This includes Expedia, Expedia Cruises, Travelocity, Orbitz, AARP and white label partnerships. Mast is an accomplished multi-channel marketing and franchising executive with over 20 years’ experience leading teams and building brands. During his career, he’s contributed to the growth of brands such as Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Lines, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Aeroplan, Magic Johnson Enterprises, AARP and Mikes Hard Lemonade.
Mast holds a Bachelors Degree (BBA) in Marketing and Communications from Simon Fraser University and is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) with the International Franchising Association. In addition, he proudly serves as a founding board member for Canada Scores Vancouver, a not-for-profit after school program for vulnerable youth in elementary schools, and is also an enthusiastic leader of his son’s Scout Troup.
Rolanda Chen - Director
Rolanda is an HR leader with 20 years of international experience in the tech industry. Rolanda is an HR consultant who partners with tech industry clients to develop their people programs. Prior to her current role, she was Sr. Director of HR at Electronic Arts, supporting EA’s Frostbite and Create business units. Rolanda has also held HR leadership roles at Radical Entertainment, Hydrogenics and Scientific-Atlanta. Rolanda holds a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
Matthew Ng - Director
Director of Franchise Quality, Minecraft, Microsoft Corp
Matt was born in Hong Kong before moving to Canada at an early age. He grew up playing sports with his older brother and friends. Matt played sports for his high school teams which included basketball, volleyball, tennis, and badminton. He won a Provincial Championship in badminton (yes, it's a real sport) in 2001, and that happens to be the only highlight in his athletic career. Matt then went on to coach youth sports and work with youth-at-risk for the City of Coquitlam Parks and Recreation for 10 years.
Veritas Pharma, SBC Insurance, and Santa Marta Life Sciences
Blair Lowther - Director
Blair was formerly a securities and corporate lawyer at one of the largest law firms in Canada, where he advised companies listed on the NYSE, TSX, TSX-V and CSE. Blair is also a director of Veritas Pharma (CSE: VRT), SBC Insurance and Santa Marta Life Sciences. Blair has a BA(Dist.) and JD from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia. Blair is also actively involved in the not-for-profit sector, including as Chair of the Board of Sport BC and a director of Canada SCORES.
Dave Starr - Director
Principal, School District 43 (Coquitlam)
David Starr is an educator with 25 years of experience teaching and leading in K-12 schools. He was named one of the UBC Faculty of Education's Top 100 graduates and has been honoured as a Community MVP by the Vancouver Canucks. David is also a prize-winning author of a dozen books. He writes fiction and non-fiction for children, young adults and adults. David is currently a high school principal in School District 43 (Coquitlam).