Jennifer Wong
Carl James Schwarz
Lenita Wong
Karla Mukai


Raised in the Lower Mainland of BC, Jennifer Wong appreciates all that is offered by this beautiful and diverse part of the world. Jennifer has worked in community development, marketing and fundraising for numerous organizations in the non-profit sector including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon, Science World British Columbia and the Department of Athletics at University of British Columbia. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.

Jennifer enjoys active living and experiencing the natural beauty B.C. and the Pacific Northwest has to offer. While long distance running was a large part of her past, Jennifer’s joints are thankful she enjoys cycling equally as much. Whether it is mountain trails or the open road, Jennifer can’t wait for her two and half year old son, Riley to get comfortable on two wheels so she and her husband can ride at the same time! This winter, you can bet she will be strapping the skis on Riley to see how he fares.

Carl James Schwarz is a faculty member in Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University with expertise in counting wildlife (people and animals).

Born and raised in multicultural Vancouver, Lenita Wong finds her interests and hobbies to be as eclectic and diverse as the city she lives in. She studied International Business, Human Resources and Marketing at Simon Fraser University, but has chosen a technical field in Business System Analysis. Her passion lies in traveling because she enjoys being immersed in different cultures, learning about various behaviours and of course, tasting different varieties of foods. She began volunteering for the Powell Street Festival in 2009 because of its rich arts and culture and its connection to the community.

Karla Mukai is a lawyer with expertise in contractual disputes and personal injury litigation.  As a former director of Tonari Gumi, she has a special interest in elder law and estate litigation.