We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you!
Lisa Brock – Founder/CEO
I’m the founder of Planet Hope Christian Enterprising, and I’m so glad you’re here. My passion is helping others to achieve their dreams. My background is in Management, with a little bit of Kinesiology thrown in. I love building teams and developing ideas into practical solutions that can change the world. I’m a mom, a terrible but aspiring gardener, and above all, a beloved daughter of Jesus Christ. I look forward to working with you on your next project!
I’d love to connect with you on the socials! Click below to check it out.
Rachelle Robles – Chief Executive Assistant
Hello, my name is Rachelle and I am the Executive Director here at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. My passion is to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by helping people and the community achieve their goals and dreams.
My background is in Management and what motivates me is enabling others to thrive and succeed as well as being organized and efficient. I was a highly skilled Catering Manager at the Calgary Zoo and through my 15 years with them, I have developed strong leadership skills managing a team of up to 60+ employees. I am the founder of R & R Co.; a global online digital business and I’ve been able to transition my creative side into the digital space. I am a mother of 4 and grandmother of 6 who I love to spoil to pieces! Most importantly, I am a child of God who is devoted to serving in His kingdom in any way I can. I would love to connect these pieces together to create value for you on your next project!
You can connect with me on Facebook and LinkedIn!
Katie Friesen – Client Services Director
Hi! I’m Katie, the Client Services Director at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. I’m also a new WordPress contributor! My background is in customer service, childcare and most recently, the medical field, but really, my passion is working people and making a difference. I love Jesus with everything I am and want to be His hands and feet in everything I do. I love to be creative, to garden, sing and craft. I look forward to working with you on your next project by helping your dreams and goals take flight.
We can connect on Facebook and Instagram.
Nina Gavrilovic-Popovic – Communications Director and Social Media Adviser
Hi, I came to Calgary in 2001. I’ve been with Calgary Public Library since 2012 and currently I am a Library Experience Facilitator. I taught Social Media as a DLIC module (Digital Literacy in Community Library Program). I have strong interest in Social Media Marketing. I’m interested in animals, nature, education and helping people. One of my mottos is: The best way to help someone is to provide them with a job. I find what Planet Hope does is remarkable and I am excited to be a part of this team.
Patrick Antes – Creative Director
I am Patrick Antes the new staff of Planet Christian Enterprising as Creative Director. I have a background in Computer Graphics Design Technology and animation and Multimedia Arts. My skills are graphic design, creativity, marketing, web design, leadership, communication, technical skills. I like to read books, watching tv/movies/animation. My interests are history, science, watching movies, animation, photography & videography.
One of the fun, creative, energetic, enthusiastic member/staff of Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. Nice to meet you!
David Rugamba Muhizi- Research and Development Director
Hello! my name is Rugamba, the new Director of Research and Development at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. I am an experienced international development manager with a wide range of skills including NGO management, private sector development, and strategy development.
My 20-year career spans from Education, Government, Research, and Consultancy for major international and bilateral organizations such as USAID, GIZ, ILO, UN agencies, etc. My work involves developing and implementing successful policies, strategies, and programs while efficiently managing processes and resources and evaluating their impacts.
On the social side, I am a social bird, love music and traveling. I am delighted to work with the selfless, loving, and Christian people at PHCE.
Lana Obeid – Writing Specialist
Hi, my name is Lana and I am a Writing Specialist here at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising.
Sometimes I write large-extravagant-tall-with-a-long-evening-dress-purple-lipstick-heels-and
winged-eyeliner, type writing. Sometimes, it’s a-short-sleeve-with-marked-up-sneakers type of writing. Other times, it’s just a-polka-dotted-splashed-with-tie-dye-and-messy-hair-to-match writing. And most days, it’s all the above. It’s safe to say that I love being creative in my writings and if you can’t, tell poetry is my canvas. To get technical, I have a background in both Creative Writing and Professional Writing Specialized in Institutional Writing, which is just another fancy way of saying Business Writing. I also love Jesus and I love Writing about Him. I look forward to working with you!
Feel free to check out my various writings below.
Emmy McKirgan – Writing Specialist
Hello everyone my name is Emmy McKirgan. I have always enjoyed writing, I have journaled through many times in my life : during the highs and lows, the easy and the hard, the questions and answers. I find it much easier to “speak” with written words rather than trying to explain myself verbally.
I am a new member of WordPress and of PHCE. I am looking forward to learning the craft of writing for the purpose of sharing my authentic self with others. Applying for this internship was a leap of faith as I have never formally been trained to write. I don’t have the same eloquence of writing as some do. But what I do have is a desire to learn and to help others with the stories of my hard times, of overcoming obstacles and fears because of my faith and belief in God, even while questioning the circumstances of life.
I hope you will check out more of my stories as I branch out and walk out this dream in my heart. May something I say resonate with you and help you in some way. I want to share with you about my recovery after a car accident,my struggles with anxiety and depression along with my passion and heart for helping those who have suffered, those enduring homelessness or other frailties of this life. And how to bring joy and hope into each story, including my own.
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Bolade Afolabi – Marketing Services Manager
Hi , I’m Bolade, the Marketing Services Manager at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. I’m currently in the 4th-year of my Business Management degree at the University of British Columbia- Okanagan and I plan on going into the marketing field once I graduate. I have experience working alongside a non-profit before which has allowed me to obtain the skills I currently possess. I enjoy watching movies and true crime documentaries. I love being creative whether that’s through art or film. I look forward to working alongside you.
I would love to connect with you through my Instagram and email below!
Emefa Tagboto- Human Resources Manager
My name is Angela Emefa Tagboto, but I go by my middle name, Emefa. I am the Human Resources Manager at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. My family is originally from Ghana in West Africa, however I was born and raised in the UK. I moved to Canada during secondary school, and completed my bachelor’s degree at Dalhousie University majoring in psychology and minoring in health studies. I plan to continue my education through undertaking a master’s in human resources and organizations abroad commencing in the fall of 2021. My personal and professional experiences have fueled my interest towards the field of human resources, especially in improving diversity and inclusion within the workplace. I would like to help aid in furthering the mission of an organization like Planet Hope, by improving company culture, talent acquisition, and by recognizing one of the greatest assets to the workplace, it’s people.
Sofia Perez Segoviano – Multimedia Department Manager
Hey! My name is Sofia Perez Segoviano and I am the MultiMedia Department Manager here at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. I am currently a 5th-year student at the University of Calgary working towards an Honours degree in Psychology and a minor in Visual Art and Art History. My greatest passions are Psychology and Art, I love learning the life stories of others and sharing them through art, and I thoroughly enjoy the process of giving back to those around me through the skills I have been blessed with. I feel my greatest strengths in creative settings are drawing with graphite pencils, digital art, and multimedia art. I am most inspired by new media, my immediate surroundings, and the passion of those with a vision. Outside of work and academia, you will most likely find me thrifting, leisurely taking in nature, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with loved ones.
I am eager to make a difference through my role with PHCE, and I anticipate a rewarding experience with the team here and the clients we will service.
Busayo Afolabi – Social Media Community Manager
Hi! My name is Busayo and I am the Social Media Community Manager here at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. I enjoy meeting new people and getting to hear about their stories and passions. I am entering my third year in Engineering at the University of British Columbia this fall, and hope to one day use the skills that I learn to open my own physical rehabilitation clinic.
I love all things creative, such as painting, baking, and crocheting, as well as reading and spending time in nature. I am looking forward to connecting with and getting to know you all here at Planet Hope!
Feel free to connect with me through my LinkedIn and Instagram below!
Jackson J. Liang – Assistant Executive Director
Hi my name is Jackson, I am completing my 4th Year Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting Degree at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Polytechnic. With future goals of obtaining his CPA Designation.
As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting student, I have been part of SAIT’s Accounting Society VP of Administration. Which has assisted in organizing events, coordinating with accounting professors to promote the club, promoting transparency and the integrity of the club, and lastly compiling reports to student relations at SAITSA.
Outside of extracurricular activities, I have 3 years of experience with payroll, budgeted analysis, and forecasting. With the knowledge of ‘Quickbooks’, I have the skill set to create accurate and timely payroll processes, procuring orders, and reporting and data analysis.
As for my contributions to Planet Hope Christian Enterprising, I hope to make an impact with my role as an Assistant Executive Director. I hope to create new prospective ideas to help Planet Hope Christian Enterprising succeed as a whole. As well as, obtaining new experiences at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising and the great team behind it as well.
Lastly, outside of those activities, I like to play video games, I’m an avid hockey fanatic (Big Colorado Avalanche fan), and I enjoy working out.
We can connect through Linkedin, Twitter, and through Gmail.
Olayinka Akinniyi – Research and Development Manager
Hi! My name is Yinka and I’m the new Research and Development Manager. My background is in film and photography with a dash of design, editing, and sales.
Working in an environment that is both creative and God-centred is, to me, an uncommon luxury and bonus. I’m excited about seeing the word excellence become synonymous with Christianity, and about collectively digging into the creative wealth of an immensely creative creator.
I look forward to contributing my best to this diverse team, and to working on exciting new projects. Connect with me on LinkedIn!
Zohaib Rehman – Fiscal Clerk
Hi, I am Zohaib Rehman, the Fiscal Clerk at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising this summer. I am a 3rd year B.B.A. student at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am majoring in Accounting, minoring in Economics hoping to one day attain my CPA designation.
I am very passionate about accounting and finance, as it is the heart of any business. I would like to use my skills to make sure that Planet Hope not only meets its financial goals but strives for new ones as well. In pursuit of such opportunities, I have become certified in the world-class accounting software known as QuickBooks®.
Besides Accounting being my specialization, I am a B.B.A, so I have taken multiple courses in Marketing, Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour. I have a working knowledge in each of those subjects.
In addition to attaining a CPA, I am also interested in attaining a bookkeeping designation such as the RPB (Registered Professional Bookkeeper). My hobbies include working out, going on walks, occasional coding, and music composition.
Without a doubt in my mind, my time at Planet Hope will be of great value to me.
Angel Nieva – Client Services Clerk
Hello! My name is Angel Nieva and I am the Client Services Clerk at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising for the summer. One of my greatest passions is helping others by listening to them and being empathetic and understanding. I also love to sing, write music, practice martial arts, read books, and write stories.
I am a student at the University of Calgary and my main field of study is Sociology with a minor in Philosophy. I have background experience working with lots of non-profit organizations, mostly as a volunteer, like Children’s Wish Foundation and Lion’s Eyeglasses. I am also a close member of my church and I regularly volunteer my services to them by organizing events, church lessons, song selection, and anything involving PowerPoint (we all know how important those slides are haha). I look forward to working with you on your project and would love to connect with you by contacting the links below.
Patricia Lee – Revenue Manager
Hello, my name is Patricia, and I am the Revenue Manager at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. My passions include music, education, and making a difference in the lives of those around me. My background includes a Bachelor’s in Music and a Minor in Psychology, and I plan to pursue a Master’s in Music Therapy in the fall. I have plenty of financial experience through treasurer positions on multiple boards and committees. I am currently still the treasurer of the Calgary Youth Wind Ensemble (CYWE), and I hope to bring the knowledge and expertise I’ve gained from them to this position.
I enjoy meeting new people and building relationships. Getting to know people personally and showing God’s love in the process is something I strive to achieve. As a child of God, I hope to use what He has given me to serve the people in our community. I’m very excited to be a part of this team, and I look forward to working with you!
We can get connected through Facebook and Instagram!
Jasmine Lei – Revenue Supervisor
Hi, my name is Jasmine Lei and I am the Revenue Supervisor here at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. I am passionate about promoting the importance of wellness, self-care, and mental health.
I am currently a high school student, but have gained work experience through founding and managing a nonprofit organization called Cards For A Cause: Calgary, which aims to connect communities via card-giving and encourage people through difficult times. I am excited to work with you on your next project and help you turn your dream into a reality!
I would love to connect with you! Click below to check out my socials.