Meet the BYTE team!

Casey Albert

Executive Director

I am passionate about empowering youth because so many adults have impacted my life and I am simply returning the favour for the next generation. Youth also have the power to keep our minds open to new ideas and ways, which keeps us wanting to improve.

Casey (she/her) has been involved with BYTE for over 4 years in different roles. She has dedicated her career to youth work and is passionate about upholding youth voices in decision making spaces. In the Executive Director position, she manages the BYTE team, supervises outreach projects, and co-designs and co-facilitates BYTE’s experiential workshops while keeping track of finances. In her spare time, you can find her admiring the trees and landscapes with her dog, Benji.

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Sam McKay

Communications and Events Manager

“I am passionate about empowering youth because they are leaders, change makers, and advocates in their own right. When given the support, knowledge, and space to ask questions and share ideas, youth can thrive as individuals and strive for change in their communities.'”

As Communications and Events Manager, Sam (she/her) manages BYTE’s external communications, supervises project coordinators for annual events, and co-designs and co-facilitates BYTE’s experiential workshops. She is responsible for outreach in the Northwest Territories’ Beaufort Delta region, as well as Old Crow. In her spare time, you can find her baking cookies, crafting, or walking her dog, Sheeni.

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Kylee Fernandes 

Community Outreach Coordinator

I am passionate about empowering youth because they are creative, intelligent and hold incredibly unique mindsets. I believe that youth, given the platform and support needed, with their inspiring stories and meaningful opinions, fuel society to want to do better and push us towards a future with positive change.”

Kylee (she/her) has been deeply involved with dance and movement since she was little. Being raised in the Yukon, she grew up twirling and leaping through the forests to keep herself smiling. Mental health awareness holds a big place in Kylee’s heart and she is always eager to immerse herself in learning to gain more skills. As a new Community Outreach Coordinator, Kylee will be facilitating workshops and communicating with Dawson City, Haines Junction, Carmacks, Faro and Ross River. When not at work she keeps busy by creating, moving, baking, and spending time with her pets and family.

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Marharyta Barieieva

Community Outreach Coordinator

I am passionate about empowering youth because as Nelson Mandela once quoted “Youths of Today are the Leaders of tomorrow”. Young people dream big, they are innovators, they have time and energy to change society and to inspire others to do better by their own example. Youth is active, intelligent, and has many great ideas”. Therefore, helping young people to be better and to achieve their goals is a powerful and meaningful mission.”

Rita (she/her) was born in Ukraine and since she was 18 years old, she has been travelling around the world to explore different cultures. When she finished her Bachelor of Social Science, she moved to China and then Sweden to teach hip-hop dance, DJ, and organize events. In September 2022, Rita moved to Canada and loved it here!

Being raised in a family with a single mum, it was hard to access many opportunities and to pay for expensive programming. As a result, she chose to work in BYTE in order to help to make sure that every young person regardless their life situation has an equal access to build their own future and make their choices. Rita is actively learning about the topics of anti-racism, homophobia and sexism as well as movement as a healing instrument.

As Community Outreach Coordinator, she will facilitate workshops and communicate with Atlin, Teslin, Carcross, Carmacks, Pelly, Watson Lake. Rita’s big passions are dance, music, and art in general. In her free time she is either performing, travelling or practising her craft.

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