Meet The 2020 StriveYPG Executive

The StriveYPG executive board is comprised of hardworking, member elected, volunteers who are young professionals in Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding area.

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Derek Jackson


"Here to change the future while I have lots of time to enjoy it."


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Kurtis McDermid

Vice Chair

"I'd rather take my breakthrough than a break."


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Carly Dool


"A smile is the best thing you can wear."

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Robin Weber


"Stay optimistic and always be true to yourself "

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Carly Creagh


"Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way."

Swami Sivananda 

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Connie Carello


Firm believer in using communications and marketing tools to empower others! "Believe in yourself and follow your bliss. In doing so, the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls"

- Joseph Campbell

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Emily Cormier


"We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change."

- Sheryl Sandberg

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Mikaela McDermid


"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist."

-Mark Twain

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Dylan Turgeon


Aw, man. All the orange soda spilled out of my cereal.

- Jake Peralta

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Jeremy Henderson

Marketing Officer

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."

-Albert Einstein

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Steven McCoy

Member at Large

"Your inner talk will dictate what kind of life you have. Pay attention to your inner talk because continued thought patterns will eventually manifest themselves into the life you live."

- Steven McCoy

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Naomi Sayers

Member at Large

"Diversity is like being invited to a party, inclusion is being asked to dance, and belonging is dancing like no one’s watching."

- Gregory Lewis.

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Francesca Bruni

Member at Large

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Terri Sheth

Chamber of Commerce Liaison

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Ashlee Gerard

Past Chair

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

― Margaret Mead


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