As a director for Project Echo, Thomas Hall is committed to making Winnipeg a better place. A graduate of St Paul's High School, Thomas has been actively involved with CancerCare Manitoba over the past 5 years. As a fundraiser, he and his family have raised over $75,000 for cancer research in Manitoba. He helped to create the Challenge for Life, CancerCare's signature event, which in 4 years has raised close to $4 million.
His passion for community involvement led Thomas to become a leader at the University of Manitoba. As a member of the Bison Football team, Thomas has led his team on and off the field serving as a team captain, director of the Bisons Against Bullying Program and the chair of the University of Manitoba Athlete's Council. He was the 2009 and 2010 CIS Russ Jackson Award winner in acknowledgement of his community service, academic achievement and athletic ability and was also recently named as a 2010 Academic All Canadian Top 8.
Thomas and his family are proud Winnipeggers and he is ecstatic to be working as part of Project Echo.
Janice holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba. She has over 13 years of experience working with elementary students as a teacher in the classroom.
She continually challenges herself to be an engaging, inspiring, and relevant educator knowing that the only way to teach a child these characteristics is to embody them herself. She encourages her students to become people of conscience, competence, and compassion who are actively involved in their communities.
As one of the co-founders of Project-ECHO, Jeff Fisher's vision for this undertaking is simple... "Winnipeg will be a better city because of Project-ECHO".
Jeff's primary career choice suits him well. After 7 successful seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and a trainer for pro and ELITE amateur athletes, Jeff co-founded ELITE Performance in 1998 with fellow Winnipeg Blue Bomber, Wade Miller. Having worked with thousands of athletes over his career, including the likes of Milt Stegall and Doug Brown, has reinforced his mantra: "The harder you work, the luckier you get".
This mantra transcended the sports world into our community through Jeff's desire to improve the quality of life for others. His enthusiasm and dedication to this cause was the impetus behind the initial concept of ECHO: working together and creating opportunities to spread luck to each member of our community in order for all to live a better life.
Troy, a 17 year member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and proud father of two sons, has spent the last two decades devoting his time and energy to numerous charities and local organizations at both the Provincial and National levels. Troy also Co-Hosts on TSN radio 1290 Winnipeg's "The Big Show" which provides Winnipeggers with the latest sports news from a local perspective, weekday mornings at 6:00 am.
Troy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Project Echo team. He has spent six years working in the front lines at social services at a Family Reunification Program and is currently a Board Member of Nova House Woman's Shelter and the Manitoba Children's Museum.
Joe was born and raised in Winnipeg and is the father of two amazing daughters. He is an Elite Performance client, trainer and Mr. Canada 2012!
Joe opened Precision Fitness at the age of 20, and merged with Fitness Depot shortly after. Joe has been the National Sales Manager with Bodyguard Fitness and Canadian Sales Manager and National Sales Trainer for Vision Fitness for the past 5 years. Joe is also the President and co-founder of FunandFitnessInc.com and is a published author (Boutique Thinking in a Big Box World). Joe is also a natural bodybuilding competitor, walking away with 5 trophies at the 2012 World Qualifiers, including best routine and Mr. Natural Canada Classic Overall 2012. On Joe's vision board, it says, " I inspire and empower people to live a better quality of life through total health and exercise."
Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Winnipeg. She has over 15 years marketing experience as an advertising/brand manager and most recently as a director of marketing. Suzanne joined the Project Echo team in December 2011, volunteering her services in a marketing capacity for Sam's Christmas.
She has since become a permanent fixture with Project Echo and has assumed the role of Executive Marketing Director. Suzanne is thrilled to have an opportunity to work with such a dedicated team of individuals and looks forward to continuing to work on Project Echo initiatives. " I couldn't be more pleased that I have been invited to work with the Project Echo team and am looking forward to helping inspire others to become active in the community and spread an "Echo" of positive energy throughout Winnipeg."
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