STAFF AND BOARD MEMBERS
Lynne Teneycke, Executive Director of Group Group Youth (GGY), brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and creativity to the Drop-In Centre. She attended Matthew Halton High School and in 1992, as a single working mom, earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree through the University of Calgary. She has been employed with GGY since that time and has enthusiastically seen the Society through the challenges of a non-profit organization.
Lynne has served on, and continues to serve on, various Boards and Committees in the community. Lynne has spent nearly 20 years as a foster parent with close to 20 youngsters being placed in her home over those years; most of them staying long-term.
Always a country girl at heart, Lynne also runs a small cow/calf operation at the foot of the Porcupine Hills and stays actively involved with immediate and extended family.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
Being involved with a community's youth has provided me with a very interesting perspective. It's been a continuous learning experience.
Many of the kids who attended the Drop-In during those early years now have children of their own. And, yes, we now see some of them
taking part in Group Group Youth programming as well. I feel privileged to be able to see so many youngsters mature and grow to follow their dreams.
Our youth are indeed our future. Much appreciation to those who support and contribute to the well-being of our community's young people.
Executive Director's Assistant
Liane lived in Pincher Creek with her son for 14 years and worked as an Educational Assistant at Canyon Elementary School and Matthew Halton High School as well working part time at Group Group Youth. She has volunteered with many community organizations throughout the years such as PCSPCA, Pincher Creek Search & Rescue and Ranchlands Victim Services.
In 2016, Liane moved up to Fort McMurray where she worked as an Educational Assistant for the Fort McMurray Catholic School Board and was a Big Sister with the Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo for 4 years. In June of 2021, Liane's husband retired and they made Pincher Creek their "forever" home.
Currently Liane works part-time at Canyon School in their Early Learning Centre as well as with Group Group Youth.
Sara Gaudry started coming to Group Group Youth at the age of 11 when she moved to the community of Pincher Creek. She started working as a Junior Staff Member approximately 7 years ago.
Sara currently attends Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek and has plans to go to the University of Calgary to study Astronomy and Astrophysics once she graduates.
Alta Pharis is a rancher’s wife, a retired school teacher and a mother of five children. She has served on various boards through the years including Sun Country Child and Family Services and Mountain Plains Community Services. Mountain Plains dealt with troubled youth. Alta claims Pincher Creek as their “main centre” although the family lives 55 kilometers away.
Symone Yellow Horn
Vice - President
Lou moved to Pincher Creek in 1977, and is a long time volunteer in the community. She held the position of Treasurer on the original Group Group Board when it was first formed By Y Lebel.
Lou managed the meat counter in the IGA for Hansen’s for many years. She also owned and managed H & R Block and built it to where it is today.
With her long time partner and husband Dick, Lou has three children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She and Dick are both retired and enjoying the life of retirement.
Darryll was born and raised on the Pikani Nation in a family of nine children. He attended NAIT to obtain a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology and worked in the pipeline industry for many years, both in Calgary and Edmonton, before returning to this area as a farmer/rancher and business owner. He has served on the Pikani Board of Education and the Pincher Creek Friendship Center Board.
Darryll is married with 3 children, and enjoys hiking and cross-country skiing whenever he can.
Will recently moved in May of 2021 from Ontario. He enjoys volunteering and being a part of the community. Will wanted to be a part of the Youth Centre.