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.

Get in touch with Casey at ed@nullyukonyouth.com.

Hana Val

Community Outreach Manager

“I am passionate about empowering youth because youth deserve to feel heard, have access to mental health supports, and pursue their passions.  Youth have the power to make positive change in their communities and innovate new ways of doing things in a good way and I can’t wait to see where they lead us.”

Hana (she/her) is a member of the Haida Nation and has matrilineal connections to the Haisla Nation. She is part of the Raven Clan with family from Old Masset and Skidegate in Haida Gwaii, and aspires to work for her own community in the future. She has been involved with BYTE several times, as a youth straight out of F.H. Collins Secondary School and as a Community Outreach Coordinator from 2017-2019. She is currently halfway through her Indigenous Governance Degree at Yukon University.  

In the Community Outreach Manager position, she manages and supports the Community Outreach Coordinators and co-designs and co-facilitates BYTE’s experiential workshops with the team. 

She loves crafting, board games, binge-watching shows, reading, hanging out with friends, baking, playing her piano, DND, coffee, and dogs. 

Get in touch with Hana at hana@nullyukonyouth.com or communitytours@nullyukonyouth.com

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.

Get in touch with Kylee at kylee@nullyukonyouth.com.

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.

Get in touch with Rita at rita@nullyukonyouth.com.

Dalton Moore

Community Outreach Coordinator

I am passionate about empowering youth because that is exactly what a staff member at BYTE once did for me as a youth. I am inspired to help connect youth with meaningful, lasting relationshops with people who can help further their passion. I believe that expression is the opposite of depression and t hat is the message I hope to carry and reflect in my work.”

Dalton (he/him) was born and raised in the Yukon. Hailing from Haines Junction, he is deeply involved in the local music and art scene throughout the Yukon. It wasn’t always that way. Being raised in a small community he never had the opportunities necessary to pursue his passion. That all changed with his recent move to Whitehorse. Dalton hopes to make a deeper connection with a younger audience through his message of mental health awareness. 

As a new Community Outreach Coordinator, he will be facilitating workshops, communicating with assorted community contacts, and helping organise events. 

When not at work he spends his time writing, recording, and performing hip hop music throughout the territory.

Get in touch with Dalton at dalton@nullyukonyouth.com.