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The Team

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Izaak Wapachee


Izaak Wapachee is a dedicated professional with mixed roots from the Eeyou Eenou Istchee Cree Nation and of Dutch Canadian heritage. He is committed to advancing the well-being of First Nations communities in Canada, Izaak brings a diverse business background and expertise in financial analysis, economic & community development, and sustainability. 


He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Guelph, a Business Administration Diploma from Humber College and possesses a strong foundation in finance, economics, and project management. 

Sarah Pineda


Sarah Pineda has a diverse skillset with backgrounds in counselling, program development, and public relations, specializing in serving at-risk individuals and marginalized communities. With experience managing projects aimed at overcoming barriers to education for First Nations communities, Sarah brings a holistic and trauma-informed approach to her work.


She holds a Bachelor of Social Work Honours degree, a Public Relations Postgraduate Certificate, and an Advanced Diploma in Child and Youth Work, and she is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work with a focus on Indigenous Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, advocating for positive change while preserving Indigenous knowledge and cultural traditions.


Wally Wapachee

In House Elder

Wally Abraham Wapachee's journey embodies a quest for balance between his Cree heritage and the opportunities offered by the modern world. Born and raised in Mistissini, surrounded by the beauty of the region and his grandparents' teachings, Wally's early years were deeply rooted in Cree traditions and the land. However, the imposition of Residential School in La Tuque marked the beginning of a new path, leading him to explore employment opportunities outside his community and eventually venturing into urban centres like Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.

Despite facing challenges and systemic barriers, Wally's resilience and determination propelled him forward. From working odd jobs to pursuing higher education, his journey reflects a constant pursuit of knowledge and cultural enrichment. Through experiences such as volunteering with Operation Beaver and holding positions within his community, Wally found fulfillment in connecting with diverse cultures and giving back to his roots. His achievements, from becoming a midwife to winning a Canadian Juno award for music, showcase his multifaceted talents and unwavering commitment to his family and community. Ultimately, Wally's journey is a testament to finding meaning and peace by embracing his heritage, pursuing education, and cultivating a sense of belonging wherever life takes him.

Jason Pepper


Jason Pepper is a passionate entrepreneur and family man with a knack for launching start-up businesses. Jason has carved a dynamic path in the realms of Business and the Arts, giving him a unique blend of strategic acumen and creative flair.

Beyond the realm of business, Jason has always been deeply immersed in the world of music and the arts. From mastering various musical instruments to composing his own original music. Jason has also spent a great deal of time in music production, talent management and visual effects creating the backdrops Artists like Brittany Spears, Cirque du Soleil, Lil John and so many more.

With a relentless drive for innovation, a deep-rooted passion for the arts, and a proven track record of entrepreneurial success, Jason continues to make indelible contributions to the world of business and the arts.

Jason is currently the President and CEO of Colour By Design, an Award winning, multifaceted construction company with a diverse umbrella of services. Jason served as the president of BNI Bloor West from 2022 to 2023, and continues to mentor a variety of small businesses. He is a strategic advisor for Eeyou Consulting.

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Adam Bowman


Adam, a visionary director, founded Twothousand Studios Inc. in 2021, leveraging his expertise cultivated during his Bachelor’s degree in Film at Humber College. His storytelling prowess has earned him accolades, with two award-winning short documentaries under his belt, alongside a feature documentary spotlighting Canada’s independent radio scene.


Balancing his burgeoning filmmaking career with the helm of Twothousand Studios, Adam specializes in Branded Storytelling, crafting narratives to empower small to medium-sized businesses. His portfolio encompasses a wide array of projects, from music videos to corporate events, all driven by his unwavering commitment to optimizing success within the film industry.

Lee Armstrong


Lee is an audio engineer with over 15 years of experience in music and post-production.  His musical background and knack for technology have led him to learn the ins and outs of recording and mixing, as well as studio set-up and maintenance.  


Lee studied recording and music industry business at Metalworks Institute.  Since then, he’s worked in many aspects of pro audio including commercials, podcasts, audiobooks, film, TV, and music.  He has also written original music for brands such as Starbucks as well as his own band and other musical artists. Currently he is mixing TV and films for Tier-A studios and the top streaming services.

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