Our Board

Adrian James "A.J." Dhalla
Executive Director

A.J. has worked in marketing, communications, public/media relations & education for 25 years. He has produced webseries, documentaries, ebooks & films, including Dan, Ann and their Magic Band, which won awards at animation festivals in Canada & the US. 

Ron Manke
Director-at-Large

Ron has been a leader in the eLearning industry for 25+ years. His previous clients include Microsoft, the University of Alberta, Apple, the Alberta Government, WestJet, the University of Athabasca, Air Canada, and the Canadian Encyclopedia.

David Green
Director-at-Large

David is a Professor in the Centre for Wildlife Ecology and Department of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He completed a BSc at the University of Sussex in the UK, a MSc at Simon Fraser University and a PhD the Australian National University before joining SFU in 2003.  

David and his students study birds in pristine and modified landscapes from the Arctic to Central America. They conduct research, in partnership with scientists and conservation biologists in government and non-governmental agencies, that addresses fundamental questions in avian ecology and helps inform the conservation and management of birds and their habitat.

Marcel Casarini
Director-at-Large

Marcel is an award-winning game developer and professor with a focus on creating memorable game experiences. 

He has 7+ years in the industry, developing new game IPs as producer and lead game designer. Marcel has a master’s degree in games and  semiotics, and teaches game design at LaSalle College in Vancouver, BC.

Willy Campos  
Director-at-Large

Willy is a game developer with over 15 years of programming experience and has worked on over 150 video games in his career. 

He is a senior Unity developer, consultant and a senior instructor at VFS teaching Unity and programming for games.