About

Everyone has a goal or a dream for themselves, their family or their community. SHIFT brings the under forties together to turn goals and dreams into reality. We socialize, mobilize, and realize our potential to drive ourselves, each other and Thunder Bay forward.  

SHIFT is an incredibly diverse group of young people representing many professions and backgrounds. From business owners, entrepreneurs and trades people; to students, health specialists, and government employees, the uniqueness and connectedness of our members sets us apart. Every SHIFTer shares a common value that we believe in what's next for Thunder Bay and we want to help drive the community forward. 

SHIFT is led by a 12 member Executive and Board of Directors

Mission

SHIFT brings the under 40 demographic together to socialize, mobilize and realize personal, professional and community development.

Vision

To retain and attract young professionals in Thunder Bay, and support young professionals to realize their goals while making a positive impact in the community.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about the benefits and how your business/company/organization can partner with young professionals.

  • Socialize [soh-shuh-lahyz] 
  1. to talk to and do things with other people in a friendly way
  2. to take part in social activities.
  • Mobilize [moh-buh-lahyz]
  1. to organize for a purpose
  2. to be or become assembled, excited, ready  
  • Realize [ree-uh-lahyz] 
  1. to make real; give reality to (a hope, plan, dream, goal)
  2. to become conscious or aware of (something)

Board of Directors

The SHIFT Board of Directors is a group of dedicated and hard-working individuals who believe in what's next for Thunder Bay. We encourage members of different industries, organizations, and opinions to participate. Elections are held annually in May at our Annual General Meeting.

Executive Team

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Samantha Mihalus

President (Jones & Associates Insurance)

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Dani Ashley

Vice-President (Canadian Cancer Society)

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Zahid Hasan

Treasurer (Lakehead University)

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David George Noonan

Secretary (Superior Foods)

Directors

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Lexie Penko

Director at Large (Community Economic Development Commission)

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Ashleigh Quarrell

Director of Membership Services (Confederation College)

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Madeline Dennhardt

Director of Social Programs (Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce)

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Kateri Banning Skaarup

Director of Diversity and Community Inclusion (Skaarup Construction)


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Hannah Gladstone

Director of Policy & Research (Weiler Maloney Nelson)

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Syed Kabir

Director of Professional & Personal Development (The Chronicle Journal)

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Krishna Mohan Tangilapalli

Director of Communications (Bombardier)

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Jessica Fernandez

Director of Fund Development (Weiler Maloney Nelson)

Mobilize

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