BC & Yukon - Award Staff

OFFICE STAFF

Caley Hartney

Caley Hartney

Executive Director

Caley Hartney is the Executive Director for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – British Columbia and Yukon. As the leader of the organization, Caley supports the delivery of organizational objectives to provide youth with opportunities to develop into the best possible versions of themselves through achieving their Award. 
Caley Hartney is an experienced professional working in non-profit organizations (NPO) and education (public and independent schools) within Canada.  Caley brings international experience and relationships through her leadership roles at St. Margaret’s School and Adidas (Reebok Social Purpose Initiative – Build Our Kids Success – BOKS). Caley has also worked across Canada as a teacher in the public education system in multiple provinces and also in the health and physical education sector (PHE Canada). Caley earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Education Degree from Queen’s University, and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability from the University of St. Michaels College.
Caley lives in Victoria, British Columbia with her husband, two children and beloved Springer Spaniel (Goose).
Nikki Tellem

Nikki Tellem

Manager of Operations & Cadet Liaison

Born in South Africa, Nikki has lived in the Middle East, Europe and the USA, before settling in Victoria, BC. ​She is an avid believer in Youth Empowerment, ​and actively volunteers with Cadets. Nikki is also a member of ​the Air Cadet League of Canada, British Columbia Provincial Committee,​ responsible for Public Relations & Communications. Nikki explores her creative side through art and handwork, while fostering cats, attempting to conquer her TBR ​pile, and raising a teenage son. To complete her bucket list, Nikki hopes to ​achieve a degree, ​experience at least one cruise, ​see the breathtaking Gate​s of Petra, and visit Australia.
Teresa Lindsay

Teresa Lindsay

Program Coordinator

Teresa Lindsay formerly co-founded a volunteer-run non-profit for impoverished women reentering the workforce, organized openhouse charity events for the homeless, and dedicated four years of her life curating and writing editorial celebrating youth and diverse talent in our community. To schools and universities, she presents on the importance of personal development and the power of giving. Travelling as a program director for cruise lines, Teresa covered five countries and thirty-five cities in less than two years. After, while living in Germany for six months, she travelled to France and Italy, and then completed several overland adventures through central/western USA and the Yukon. In addition to checking off her bucket-list, she is an experienced martial artist, skier, painter, orchid whisperer and highly acclaimed local designer. As our program coordinator, Teresa endeavours to express the value of education in conjunction with personal goal setting; where passion and persistence leads to personal achievement, improving self-confidence, self-awareness, and mental/emotional wellbeing so young people are prepared to pursue their most fulfilling life.

DIVISION VOLUNTEERS

Craig McCulloch

Craig McCulloch

Lower Mainland Virtual Award Leader & Alumni Liaison

Craig achieved both his Silver and Gold levels of the Award while attending Burnaby North Secondary School in suburban Vancouver. Craig has been active with the Award since the late 1980's, as a participant, achiever, alumnus, Board Member and now Field Officer. Outside of his work with the Award, he enjoys a career in broadcast journalism.  Freelancing for the likes of National Public Radio (NPR), The Voice of America (VOA), KPLU Radio, Joytv, and others, he has met and/or interviewed some of the biggest names of the 20th and 21st Century. In the past he has also contributed to NBC/Mutual Radio, The Christian Science Monitor, CPAC, Independent and National Native News, amongst others
Ramya Mukund

Ramya Mukund

Digital Communications Volunteer

Weaving together words to do her bidding, Ramya Mukund is the Digital Communications Volunteer for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - British Columbia and Yukon. As a Gold Award alumna, she acknowledges the immense value of the Award in her journey, and hopes to expand access to the Award for Canadian youth through digital communication channels and social media.

Having worked as a marketing specialist, opera singer and a radio DJ, Ramya believes in the power of a person’s voice and, as a music coach, champions music as a tool of self-empowerment. She aims to use her unconventional blend of music education and marketing know-how to change the world for the better. And on the side, she also hopes to wow the world with her own voice!