THE BEE ME KIDZ LEADERSHIP TEAM
Bryan Elliott is a successful businessman with a strong Christian background and social conscience. Bryan is President and CEO of Consolidated Energy Solutions Inc. (CES), an industry leader in innovative dehumidification HVAC systems for the supermarket industry.
Born in Saint John and educated at the University of New Brunswick, Bryan has always had a passion for helping others to succeed and contributing to strong, happy communities. His company is already a long-term sponsor of several projects designed to help at-risk children break the cycle of poverty and build a foundation of hope for the future.
Bee Me Kidz is an initiative that realizes Bryan’s ultimate vision: leveling the playing field for underprivileged children by building the skills that will enable them to succeed in school and in life.
Bob Owens has over 40 years of experience in the financial service industry. Bob is the CEO of Owens MacFadyen Group, which he started with his partner in 1995. With years of financial service experience and his vast knowledge, he has become a leader in the industry and is a coveted speaker across North America.
Bob graduated from Acadia University. He is a board member to national and local charity boards because of the vast array of knowledge and passion he brings to helping children reach their full potential. This is how he became involved with Bee Me Kidz. Bob joined the board of Bee Me Kidz in 2019 and has been instrumental in helping Bee Me Kidz move towards our long-term goals.
Victoria Elliott’s interest in children goes back to her teen years when she started teaching dance and gymnastics to young children. Today, Victoria is a successful television and film actor, an instructor in the acclaimed Dancing with Parkinson’s program and a certified yoga instructor.
Victoria has a strong interest in finding ways to increase the access less privileged people have to valuable resources and opportunities, and has plans to establish yoga programs in shelters for women and youth. Victoria is thrilled to have the opportunity to help establish Bee Me Kidz as a program that increases the learning potential and life opportunities of young, at-risk children.
From an early age, Missy was driven to provide children with an equal opportunity to succeed. After completing a Masters in Business Administration and working for several years in the corporate world, Melissa had an opportunity to be the Executive Director of a Saint John non-profit organization where she met Bryan. Knowing that there are many disadvantaged children who don’t have the social and emotional skills required to reach their full potential, she has now partnered with Bryan and Victoria to create Bee Me Kidz.