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Kisae Petersen – Operations Director

Kisae Petersen is responsible for grant management, financial reporting and overall operations of the Foundation.  She has been an island resident for 19 years and has raised her two sons on the island.  During her career as a bookkeeper, Kisae enjoyed using her business and organizational skills to support many non-profit organizations on Salt Spring Island.  One of Kisae’s passions is volunteering in the community, with a focus on youth, social programs and affordable housing.  She is dedicated to positive governance, building community relationships and social change.  Kisae enjoys working with the Foundation to improve the quality of life on Salt Spring for all residents.  Outside of the office, Kisae enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing in her garden.

Taryn Hancock – Administrative Assistant

Taryn Hancock is the Administrative Assistant at the Salt Spring Island Foundation. She has been an Island resident for over 6 years and lives here with her husband Allan and their children, Ezra and Sage. Since moving to Salt Spring Island, Taryn has been involved with various non-profit groups and has developed a growing passion for our community and the people in it. She is enthusiastic about helping to improve the quality of life for all Islanders through volunteer efforts and her work with the Salt Spring Island Foundation. During her free time Taryn enjoys spending time outdoors with her family as well as a number of creative hobbies.