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.
VP Partnerships & Development
John has served charities for more than 30 years. His most recent roles have been Director of Development at Impact Society and management positions at the Metropolitan Calgary Foundation.
John joined The Robb Nash Project because of his long held belief that every person is uniquely gifted to serve others and this personal discovery is vital to teens identifying their life purpose.
John has a Masters degree from Andrews University and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
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.