Linking Art, Environment and People in the Okanagan

Our Board & Staff

Our board and staff are made up of an enthusiastic group of people who reside in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.

Andrzej Matysiak

Andy Matysiak | President

Andy Matysiak is president of the Ogopogo Environmental & Engineering Consultants Ltd. Andy has five children. Andy associates with people who love nature as deeply as he does while always keeping a sense of wonder at the world of living things.

Mica  Phelan

Mika Phelan | Vice President

Mika works with diverse cultures. She is open minded and has pride in her work. Mika and her family embrace the life of nature in Okanagan. Originally from Japan. Mika Gladly offers her excellent interpersonal skills to Ogopogo Fundation

Evan Rafuse

Evan Rafuse | Secretary

Evan Rafuse is an Environmental Technologist, Natural Farmer, and Program Facilitator with the Invasive Species Council of BC. He lives and works in the Okanagan and is interested in all aspects of art and natural history, working with nature, wholistic living and in creating food and water security

Heinrich Metzger

Heinrich Metzger | Treasurer

Heinrich Metzger moved to the Okanagan Valley two years ago.  He really loves this area and would like to help connect local people, in particular children, more with the nature, history and the legends of the Okanagan Valley.

Meagan Louise

Meagan Louis | Director

Meagan Louise is a Carrier Cree from Southbank, BC. Meagan has two children and is married to Jeremiah Louis. Meagan enjoys all kinds of creativity and is excited to be part of the Ogopogo Foundation.

Kornelia Kumik-Matysiak | Director