Doris Olafsen : Co-Dreamer / President
Dreaming and believing that dreams do come true drove Doris forward as together with Ray them imagined a world full of creativity, hope and JOY. Known as a catalyst – and sometimes disturber – a connector and collaborator, Doris has spent a lifetime helping to ensure what if’s become realized. Her passion and enthusiasm has helped countless people and organizations live up to their God-given potential, and if you had coffee with her today her closing comment would be, “I am just getting started!”
Travis Olafsen : Ray’s son / Director
A gifted and creative communicator, a protector and caregiver, loyal to a fault, Travis has always been that advocate for the one that is invisible to others.. He has a passion to give a voice to the those that are voiceless and he knows that the Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation is about helping others achieve that reality. An social and business entrepreneur at heart Travis is looking forward to empowering others through the Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation. Travis has a grip on the plight of the marginalized and the less than.
Jesse Mauel : Ray’s Princess / Director
From the day she arrived on planet earth Jesse has been dubbed the joygiver – as a child, teen and then into her adult years, Jesse has always found her way forward by brining joy into the life of others. And it was that joy that propelled her travels around the globe and her service of others in her local community. Jesse’s heart to serve and protect has opened up doors of opportunity in both personal and professional arenas. Jesse understands that it is the people that make a business or organization successful and she has dedicated her educational, personal and professional life to building programs and systems that make that happen. Jesse is looking forward to helping pioneer the Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation.
Russel Dyck : True Grit Friend / Director
A pioneer with a can-do spirit is what enabled Russel to be a partner in a business that literally grew out of his garage to a number of locations across Canada and the US. This maverick entrepreneur believes that all people should be given a chance to get that leg up that will put them in the saddle of a lifetime of opportunities. Russel’s true grit DNA is committed to help blaze the trail for exciting possibilities for the Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation.
Marlene Affleck : Fellow Sojourner / Secretary
Living in Pakistan when it wasn’t cool or the thing to do for over a decade has nuanced Marlene’s perspective on life. Her lenses and grasp of the understanding that sometimes things take longer or may be even harder than anticipated pushed her forwarded as a researcher and grant writer for a number of non-profits in Canada. Marlene’s has a grip on the reality that grants are awarded because of partnership. This expert is anticipating what that type of empowerment for others might be realized through the Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation.
Peter Fassbender : Forever Friend / Director
Serving by leading and leading by serving has been Peter’s lifetime mantra as he has given his life to private and public service – all for the benefit of others. This mindset for service birthed in his early years and his attention to good old-fashioned customer service found Peter on the team in his early years pioneering one of Canada’s most successful marketing firms. With a heart set on building bridges Peter is determining to bring that skillset to the Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation as new ideas and initiatives are considered in the days ahead.