Brandon was born and raised in Clarkson/Lorne Park. He has resided in Sheridan Homelands with his family since 2011. The father of two young girls, he has worked as a Paramedic in the Region of Peel since 2003. You might see him and his family walking in the community or swimming at David Ramsey Pool. Brandon was happy to receive the nomination for SHORA President. He looks forward to building upon the great work SHORA has already accomplished.
Tim Tibbs, Vice President
Tim and his wife Marlane have resided in the Homelands since 1987. Among other benefits they chose the Homelands for its French immersion school, nice sized lots and proliferation of good sized trees. They raised two children through the French immersion stream, one of whom became a French immersion teacher. Tim had been a street rep and canvasser for SHORA for a number of years and became a director of SHORA in 2011. He is in particular currently responsible for the membership program and the annual membership canvas and is the author of the SHORA eblast that is sent to all SHORA members to update them on current issues and upcoming events.
Pieter Kool, Past President
Pieter Kool immigrated to Canada from The Netherlands in 1968, a graduate from Nijenrode University and moved to Sheridan Homelands in the Fall of 1970. He and his wife Edith raised 3 daughters. Pieter has been a SHORA board member since 2008 and has actively promoted Shakespeare in Thorn Lodge Park since. His background in sales and marketing has served him well in attracting advertisers to the bi-annual magazine 'The Voice of Sheridan Homelands'. Pieter is semi-retired but continues to maintain a busy schedule as an associate with David D. Snell Building Services Ltd., and through other volunteer pursuits with the Rotary Club of Mississauga West and Orchestras Mississauga.
Lina Tasca, Secretary
Lina joined the SHORA Board of Directors as Secretary, in January 2013. She purchased her home in Sheridan Homelands in 1989 and continues to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the community. Lina retired from the Imperial Life Assurance Company of Canada (now Desjardins Financial Services) after 36 years. During her years at Imperial Life, Lina headed the Charitable Donations Committee for many years, and has subsequently continued volunteer work after retirement.
Else Grech, Treasurer
Else Grech is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) as well as an OCT (Ontario certified teacher). She has an M.A. in education, focusing on improving accounting courses in higher education. In addition to acting as treasurer of SHORA Else teaches accounting at Ryerson University as well as supply teaching for the Peel Board, elementary. In her spare time Else.....chooses to work!
Alvin Tedjo, Editor
Alvin and his wife Rebecca live in Sheridan Homelands with their three children, Jack, Ellie, and newborn Charlie. A second generation Canadian, Alvin’s family immigrated to Canada in the 1980's and has proudly lived in Mississauga for the past three decades. A proud graduate of Queen’s University and the Bader International Study Centre in England, Alvin is a passionate advocate for education and training. Alvin was awarded the Mississauga Young Citizen of the Year (1998) for his devoted volunteerism and youth leadership.
Julianna completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph and her teaching degree at Brock University. She has been teaching elementary school in Mississauga since 2000 and has lived in Sheridan Homelands since March 2004.
James, wife Shannon and two children have lived in the Sheridan Homelands neighbourhood since 2013, after growing up nearby in Glen Abby, Oakville and Lorne Park, Mississauga. His family enjoys the convenience, safety and caring nature of community. On the SHORA board, James want to support events that bring the community together, improve the park and support charity efforts in the Region of Peel. James earned a BAA in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Universit in 2014 and currently works for Rogers Media within Sponsorship Sales and Marketing for NHL programming on Sportsnet.
Shawn was born and raised in Mississauga and moved to Sheridan Homelands in 2005. He graduated from York University as a Political Science Major. In addition to his volunteer work with SHORA, Shawn is also a Leader with Scouts Canada. His professional life as a Software Sales Executive coupled with family keeps him quite busy. His interests include cycling, travelling, hockey and spending time with family and friends.
Leslie is a lifelong resident of Mississauga and moved to Sheridan Homelands with her family in 2011. She is an avid runner completing many races during the year. She is a graduate of Trent University and Georgian College and practices Dental Hygiene in Mississauga.