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Meet our remarkable team.

Marg Anderson and Chris Arnold

Marg and Chris are the two superheroes that founded PNGI in 1992. They started by providing professional support to Northern Communities. At that time Professional Support was mostly spent understanding people through observation, creating plans and then teaching their team and family members how to best work with them. Then they added life skills support as they learned there are many life skills associated with being employed. 

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Chris Arnold

Chris was a Behavioural Therapist, author, teacher, public speaker, and entrepreneur.

He had an M.Sc. degree in psychology and was a master level trainer in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. Chris was the Clinical Director and CEO of PNGI and worked in the field of disability services for 30 years. Also, he was a Psychology instructor at Coast Mountain College. 

Chris was a successful entrepreneur who opened and operated an old-fashioned ice cream shop called the CHILL Soda Shop and a very successful document destruction company, The Confidential Shredding Company.

Chris suddenly passed away in 2017. He shared a house with his wife, four large parrots, and a couple of dogs. He loved to travel and enjoyed Central America. Also, he was an avid collector of "Art with a Pulse:" tattoos. 

Kristie Ebeling (CEO)

Kristie has been passionate about inclusion and diversity since she was a young girl. She is finding her calling, working in the field empowering people with diverse abilities when she was 19 years old. Her ability to connect with people, holding supported space that is non- judgemental and welcoming is top-notch. Empowering people to identify, celebrate and own their talents and gifts is a strength that Kristie prides herself on.
Kristie has been in constant motion, working hard, connecting with people and empowering people to live their best life her entire adult life. 

She began her career working directly with people, moving into empowered leadership through Management, Area Manager, Northwest Director and presently holding the C.E.O. Of her agency, Provincial Networking Group Inc. She is forever grateful for all the opportunities that have been offered to her and encourage everyone to say Yes to opportunities, stepping outside of their comfort zone.

Kristie looks forward to using this new position to have a louder voice to create more welcoming communities, celebrating everyone’s diverse talents and gifts to develop a more profound sense of inclusion for all.
Kristie is the mother of two teenagers she prides on because they are genuinely kind and compassionate. She likes to have fun and surrounds herself with beautiful people who are full of love and laughter.

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Hello, my name is Douglas van der Meulen, and I joined PNGI in May 2021. I am currently the supervisor at PNGI. I oversee our coaches and help lead our team as we seek to empower people towards excellence at every level of life. I believe that when we focus on helping and developing others, we are helping them to live their best life. I have previous experiences in managing businesses as well as leading large teams of people and I am excited with the opportunity I have to lead the amazing PNGI Team. 

I grew up in Terrace and have spent most of my life here. I have my degree in Human Kinetics from Trinity Western University in Langley B.C., and I have volunteered as a student athletic therapist with varsity level sports teams. I also spend time volunteering with the Canucks Autism Network. 
In 2019 my wife and I had a son, in addition to our small collection of two cats and a dog. Some hobbies I have are playing and watching sports such as hockey, baseball, and volleyball and hanging out with family and friends. 

Douglas van der Meulen (Team Lead)

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Paula Hamer

I have been working with PNGI since 2007 as a Life Skills Coach. My position is a rewarding job, as I can help individuals achieve their goals. I have gone on many fun adventures with the young adults I help. I have travelled to watch WWE wrestling in New Orleans. I went to Prince George to see Headly. I have also helped a client get her licence and attended her wedding.

I was born in Quesnel but spent most of my childhood years in several rural communities across B.C. And Alberta. I enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at Coast Mountain College in 1999. I worked as a Special Education Assistant for School District 82 for ten years. Then I took additional courses to upgrade my credentials to secure a more qualified position. 

Now I specialize in working with Autistic children. I reach out to families and educate them on how to raise a child with special needs, therefore, strengthing the family unit. I love my job. 

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Hello friends. I joined PNGI two months ago to develop their social media strategy, create a new website, and work as a coach. 

I was born and raised in Terrace, B.C. I have a Marketing Degree from Camosun College in Victoria, B.C. I'm in school again to become an Educational Assistant. I look forward to helping children lead their best lives. 

I love to shred deep powder on my snowboard, kick up dirt on my mountain bike, and hook native trout on my 7ft 3wt fly rod. Eventually, I'll own a camper and truck to journey through North, Central, and South America. 

Mick Miller

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Hi, my name is Robin, and I've been working for PNGI as an empowerment coach since Jan 2019. 

Manitoba born and raised, I have made a few moves consistently west from there to now call Terrace home since 2012. I went to college for Travel and Tourism Management and have gained a lot of experience. I love guiding people to find unique places to enjoy within their home area. Working for PNGI has enabled me to explore and enjoy what the Northwest has to offer and seeing new places with our group. 

During our recent time at home, I decided to take the plunge and study to get my first level of yoga teaching. I have enjoyed the process so far and have been sharing new things with our group on zoom. I love that everyone is so patient and kind while helping me learn! I'm excited to share as I grow.

During the interview process, my interviewee asked my superpower, and I explained how I could cook anything in a toaster oven. Name a meal, and I can do it. I also enjoy cultivating my garden, DIY projects, swimming, gaming, and spending time at home with my boyfriend and three cats. 

Robin Woodman

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Sheryl (Shooie) Harrison

Sheryl (Shooie) Harrison is excited to be working at PNGI, supporting individuals to enjoy their best lives with friends and family while encouraging meaningful pursuits and employment. She has worked in the K-12 school system, taught at UBC, SFU, Douglas College and now enjoys working with Service Providers developing positive planning and practice. 

Shooie has a Masters of Special Education with a concentration in Positive Behaviour Supports and Augmentative and Alternative Communication, both useful in supporting coaches and teams. Shooie lives on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and enjoys walking on the beach, cooking up a storm, and fun with friends and family.

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