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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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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. She 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. 




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Joanne

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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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Hello, 
I was born in Philippines and have my degree in Customs Administration. As my parents are in the Philippines, I live here by myself. I joined PNGI in Feb 2023, as an Empowerment coach . Playing music, badminton, and going on outdoor hikes with my mates are some of my hobbies. I also assisted elderly people with disabilities as a volunteer in the Philippines. I have been passionate about helping people and knew I wanted to have a career focused on helping people in some capacity. I am so fulfilled by helping the individuals I serve, and working with amazing staff. I consider myself very lucky to have found what I am passionate about.

Unica Garcia


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Maya Ebling

Hi, my name is Maya and I have been working at PNGI since last May! I am currently the supervisor for the PNGI Kitimat office, and with this I manage all of our Kitimat individuals as well as leading the other coaches that are part of our Kitimat team! I have also recently taken on the responsibility of being the Social Media and Website coordinator!

I was born and raised in Terrace and have spent my whole life here. When I was younger I would often go and visit my family’s farm just outside of Smithers and spend time with my cousins. I also used to travel a lot with my family to watch my brother’s hockey, and I’m very fortunate that I still get a chance to do this while watching him play for the River Kings. Family is very important to me and I value the moments I get to spend with the people I love.

I studied Psychology at Coast Mountain College here in Terrace as I have always had an interest in human behaviour, and because of this I excel in my work at PNGI. I appreciate the opportunities PNGI gives me to make meaningful connections and to help empower people to live their best life. This job is very rewarding in many ways and I am thankful to everyone who I am involved with at PNGI. The next step in my journey is moving to Edmonton in September for a change of pace and to further my education. I will be very sad to leave my job, but I am excited to live my best life!

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