Chief Executive Officer
Tom Hiebert is an action-oriented individual who, over the last 27 years, has served as the senior executive in a number of information technology companies including Systemhouse - Manitoba, INSI Integrated Systems and the Kesitah Group of companies (as owner). For nine years he was owner and general manager of the small but influential alternative rock radio station FREQ107 until it was sold in 2008. He was also the executive producer and manager of the rock band Live On Arrival, which had two top 10 hits in Canada.
His partnership with Robb Nash started in 2002 with a shared vision "To Gain Influence to Use Influence." The influence gained with FREQ107 and Live On Arrival allowed the formation of The Robb Nash Project, and ultimately, the ability to have a profound impact on the lives of youth across Canada. Tom currently serves in a full-time capacity as the CEO of this organization.
Ernie is the founder and president of an international consulting organization that works with boards and executives to improve organizational performance through executive coaching, organization development and design, executive search and governance redesign.
An active member of his community, Ernie is dedicated to helping the young people of our country. He joined the Robb Nash Project two years ago to lend his support and expertise to the organization, believing that the Robb Nash Project’s powerful ability to reach out to young people in a very immediate way is essential to its success and impact.
Tyler began his adventures in live production and touring at the early age of 16 as a sound technician for his father’s country music band. Searching for the ‘why’ behind his hereditary interests, he wound up studying both engineering and business management in university. Years later he has garnered an impressive resume of working with all levels of musical and theatrical groups, from local town festivals to mega artists like Celine Dion and U2.
A skilled project manager, Tyler is responsible for the daily logistics and operations of the tour. He has worked alongside Robb in most of his endeavours since 2001, and continues to show his passion and gifts in our most recent school tours. Whether he is controlling our live shows wirelessly from an iPad or is in a cold parking lot with his legs sticking out of the engine compartment trying to fix the bus, Tyler’s dedication and skill set are a huge asset to our team.
Brian has earned a reputation as a leader in visual communication. As Managing Director of Rainmaker Visual Effects in Vancouver, Brian built and oversaw a team of 150 in Canada and Europe, delivering stunning effects work for over 300 projects including “IRobot”, and “The DaVinci Code”. He now designs and produces outstanding visual communication for corporate clients and government agencies. From script writing, video and animation design and production, to sound design and delivery for web, Brian’s services are a complete package. Clients like BC Hydro, BCLC and Best Buy have come to depend on his creativity, reliability and technical expertise.
After attending a presentation by Robb in 2008, Brian made the easy decision to commit his skills to the development and effective communication of Robb’s message.
After attending one presentation by Robb Nash, Laurel felt strongly that his message could benefit countless youth. She immediately committed to help the project reach as many youth as possible. Bringing years of experience from marketing and creative domains, Laurel primarily focuses on the sustainability of the project.
She and her family are avid supporters of a number of youth-directed philanthropic initiatives and enjoy a hands-on approach to the causes they support. Her husband, Rob, and her children, Simpson, Bretton and Kara, have all been involved in growth of the Robb Nash Project..
Events and Support Manager
Karen is a passionate individual with a heart for youth. She has 20 years of experience in event coordination, administration and office management, and has worked with senior executives, boards and volunteers in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. After graduating with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Calgary, Karen began working in the field of medical research. However, not long after graduating she chose to put her scientific career on hold to stay home and raise her two children. Being a mother gave Karen a new perspective on the struggles that young people encounter, and after hearing about Robb Nash’s work across the country, she knew she had found a fit for her passions and skill set. In taking care of the administrative details of the organization, Karen puts “feet on vision” for The Robb Nash Project.
Lor is an experienced financial counsellor with a specialty of helping individuals in financial crisis. She has guest lectured on financial viability, financial counselling and insolvency to professional institutions including the Manitoba Bar Association, credit unions, Manitoba Student Aid and Air Canada.
Lor has served on the boards of many organizations that help people in need, including a term as President of the Manitoba Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals. Her involvement with The Robb Nash Project stems from a strong personal desire to see the lives of young people transformed for the good in spite of the negative pressures found in our society.
Paul became keenly interested in the Robb Nash Project when he and his wife Susan attended a Robb Nash concert. They were deeply impacted by Robb’s message of hope, and the very positive effect this has on young people.
Paul is a Winnipeg businessman whose present focus is on commercial real estate investments. He is also part-owner of a consumer finance company. He is involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors in Winnipeg and abroad. Previously, he has been an Information Technology Professional in both government and private organizations. He has also had careers in pastoral ministry and in social services. He has an undergraduate degree in Theology and a Master’s Degree in Counselling/Psychology.
Paul and Susan have lived in Winnipeg for the past eighteen years. They love to travel, are avid readers, and enjoy life with their dog and two cats.