ABOUT US

CORE PROJECT TEAM

Ken How - Project Faciliator

Ken enjoyed a long and fulfilling teaching career at the elementary level where he taught at many of the schools throughout Prince Edward County.   In his younger years, Ken was a long distance runner representing Canada at international level Track Meets and has shared his love of cross country & track as a coach for more than 40 years.  Ken was the brain child behind the construction of the first rubberized six lane track ever built at an elementary school in North America.  Ken was instrumental in developing partnerships and obtaining funding through various grant opportunities and was successful in rallying the local business community to support the project and donate supplies/labour helping offset some of the costs.   

 

Ken has been a member of the Board of Deacons at Emmanuel Baptist Church since 2010 (overseeing Missions) and was also an active participant on a project that resulted in a $1.1M addition to the church building in 2012.  Ken’s involvement on the Housing Ministry provided him first hand knowledge of the great need for affordable seniors housing and ignited his passion to make affordable housing a reality for this vulnerable group.  Ken has been a member of the Poverty Roundtable and the Affordable Housing Working Group for the past 5 years and is excited about the possibilities and valuable impact LoveSong will bring to the seniors of Prince Edward County.  Ken also chairs LoveSong’s Operations Working Group. 

kenjanhow@yahoo.com

Ladislav Kratky - Team Leader Design Development

Ladislav currently lives in South Bay, Prince Edward County with his wife and son. His journey to the County was longer than most, beginning in the former Czechoslovakia. In 1968, after his homeland was invaded by the Warsaw pact, Ladislav managed to travel with a friend to Switzerland.  From Zurich, he had the opportunity to immigrate to Canada ending up in Toronto.  While working odd jobs, he applied and was accepted by the University Of Waterloo School Of Architecture. Upon graduation, Ladislav worked for multiple architectural firms in Toronto. While working for the prestigious WZMH Architectural company, Lad had the opportunity to hone his skills working on a number of high profiles projects including:  the National Trust Building in Vancouver, Morguard office tower in Calgary, Clearing House in New York City, Royal Bank Computer building, College Park, Harbour Front, Allstate Insurance Company and Renaissance building in Toronto, Bow Valley in Calgary and an office building in Halifax Nova Scotia. After gaining invaluable experience, Ladislav opened his own firm in 1981 and continues to this day working on both residential and commercial projects. 

Alexis Bouma - Team Leader Communications

Alexis Bouma was born and raised in Prince Edward County. She is creative and provided both administrative and management support to Theatre, Floristry, and Retail businesses.  Alexis also spent three years in Australia and after travelling the world, chose to make Prince Edward County her home. Through her lifetime, she has seen firsthand the many changes that have come to PEC. She loves the idea of co-housing and being able to give seniors a home that is part of the community.

lovesonghousing@gmail.com

Steve Sensenstein - Team Leader Property Acquisition Working Group

Steve Sensenstein has more than 30 years of experience in the buying and selling of real estate throughout Prince Edward County.  As a full-time realtor, Steve interacts daily with buyers, sellers, banking institutions, property appraisers, home inspectors, lawyers and other professionals involved in the design and construction of residential and commercial real estate.  Steve’s experience also extends to the rental market where he is the owner and landlord of twenty rental properties in the County.  Steve brings a wealth of real estate knowledge and expertise to the team with his keen awareness of current market conditions and trends. Steve is well known and respected throughout the community of Prince Edward County. 

Bonnie Lewis

Bonnie graduated from St Lawrence College as a Veterinary Technician and spent the next 30 years alongside her husband, operating the family dairy farm business in Prince Edward County.  Bonnie managed the administration for the business in addition to assisting with the daily responsibilities of dairy farming.  Since retiring, Bonnie continues to be active and volunteers her time with a number of organizations including:  Storehouse Food bank in Wellington - Treasurer; Breakfast Club at CML Snider Elementary School – assists students;   Canadian Cancer Society – driver.  Bonnie also provides support to seniors, driving them to appointments, assisting with shopping or visiting with those who are isolated.  Bonnie is active at Emmanuel Baptist Church as a member of the Board of Deacons and also assists with the Chapel Services at several Long Term Care Homes in the County.  Bonnie is highly motivated to provide support to those in need, especially seniors, within both the church and wider community of Prince Edward County.

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