Retired  teacher.  Mayor of Perth 1993 – 2003.


Michele moved to Perth in 2007 before heading off to Ottawa University’s Bachelor of Commerce Program. She returned to the Perth area because of the community and the people. She is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant and owner/operator of MQ Accounting Professional Corporation and Busy Books Incorporated. She also studies and teaches Shotokan karate. She has served on the YAK board since 2017 and has appreciated being a part of bringing services to youth.

NATHAN O’NEIL, Secretary


Certified Professional Accountant with 40 plus years of experience in senior financial operations, systems and administrative management roles in the public, private and non for profit sectors. Volunteer to youth development and sports groups for over 30 years. A recipient of a number of volunteer recognition awards.


Lynn has over 30 years of senior management experience in the conservation community with extensive knowledge in the charitable and not-for-profit sector, working at the local, provincial and national level. Lynn has established and served on numerous charitable, not-for profit and for profit organizations and is currently the Executive Director of the Perth and District Community Foundation. In his spare time Lynn grows hops at their farm just outside Perth.


Kathryn was born and raised in Perth; has a Bachelor of Arts from St. Francis Xavier, a Bachelor of Social Work from York University and a Master of Social Work from The University of Toronto. She is currently employed as a Child Protection Worker with Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.


Gilbert was born in Trois-Pistoles Quebec and lived in Ottawa for many years.  In 2017, he and his wife Shelley built their dream home in beautiful Tay Valley just west of Perth.  They are proud parents of three children who all live in Ottawa.  He has spent the last 20 plus years honing his IT skills, setting up and transitioning help desks of all sizes for private and public sector clients.  His hobbies include gardening, cooking, and boating on the Big Rideau Lake.    


Lauren has worked in finance for 10 years including the UHNW sector and has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). She is a business owner providing RESP’s in her community now and serves on the EarlyON board of directors as well. Lauren is married and is a mother of 2 children and plays tennis and golf in her spare time.