Deborah Armour is the Chief Legal Officer for the Law Society of BC. For most of her legal career, she has held senior in house positions with various corporate and regulatory bodies which positions have included General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. She is adjunct faculty at UBC Law School teaching Ethics and Professionalism. She has served on the board of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and the Audit Committee of the Law Society of British Columbia and been actively involved in many other organizations.
Deborah has been to the Project Somos family village in Guatemala twice including a volunteering trip with her husband and 2 sons.
Joe is a Vancouver native and the managing partner of Camp Fiorante Matthews, a Vancouver law firm which specializes in complex aviation, product liability and class action cases. The firm has an extensive history of pro bono representation of the disadvantaged and representation of victims in mass tort and product liability cases. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America and a former Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Aviation and Space Law group.
Joe and his wife Karen Chua have been married for 20 years and have four school age children. His interest in Guatemala stems from his back packing travels in the country in the early 1990’s.
Judy has been a passionate advocate for Project Somos since 2010 and joined the board in 2015. As a recent co-chair of The KidSafe Project, she has seen first-hand the positive power of providing vulnerable children with a safe, nurturing environment.
Judy is a Partner in Social Venture Partners Vancouver and founder of Blue Planet Links, an environmental education foundation. Her background includes a career in advertising and communications, an MBA and an international studies degree.
Nicole spent her professional career as a Project and Product Manager for Telus Communications in Marketing. In 2002, Nicole left the business world to focus on her family and support various charitable organizations through her volunteer efforts.
Over the last 10 years Nicole has been very involved in both local and international nonprofits. Her passion for helping others in evident in everything she does. Nicole, together with her husband Paul, became involved with Project Somos in the beginning of 2011 and she is very excited to be helping make the Project Somos dream a reality.
Greg es el Gerente de Proyectos en Guatemala y es cofundador y director de Compassion Fruit Society. Llegó en febrero de 2011 para abrir terreno y supervisar la construcción con el equipo local. Es una ventaja que él es bilingüe y tiene conocimiento previo de la construcción.
Su interés de toda la vida en la creación de espacios armoniosos, eficientes y hermosos para vivir llevó Greg a ejecutar negocios de renovación exitosa en Canadá, especializándose primero en casas de patrimonio y más tarde en cuartos de baño y cocinas de alta gama. Con su cuidado por el medio ambiente y la capacidad de descubrir soluciones creativas a los problemas estructurales y de diseño, ha sido el motor de la sólida y ecológica construcción sostenible del Proyecto Somos.
Greg particularmente disfruta de la construcción de muebles y está deseando aprender el arte de hacer los muebles del bambú cultivado localmente. Con la ayuda de voluntarios, ha transformado su casa vacía y centro de operaciones en una casa encantadora y oficina productiva.