Mike is the General Manager for one of Surrey’s largest annual events, the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Association, overseeing daily operations and responsible for strategic corporate planning.
With a background in economics at SFU and radio broadcasting at BCIT Mike possess over 30 years of leadership and management in various executive roles. He brings savvy business acumen and sound leadership skills to the SCPS Board of Directors and the ability to assist with sponsorship opportunities and strategic vision.
Mike’s mission is to represent corporate and community interests with stewardship and integrity.
Matt is a Realtor specializing in Surrey and Langley. Matt works with Keller Williams Elite Realty and enjoys helping people buy and sell their homes. He has lived in Surrey for 10 years and has worked in the crime prevention field for almost 15 years, starting in retail loss prevention before moving into private investigation.
Matt also owned and operated a company that assisted retailers in designing and maintaining their in house security and loss prevention programs. Matt often provided pro bono services to smaller community retailers in order to help them grow.
Matt attended the Police Foundations program at Algonquin College in Ottawa and the Residential Real Estate Trading program at the University Of British Columbia.
Sandra is a Real Estate Professional with over 16 year’s experience assisting people with the biggest decision of their lives when buying or selling a home. She was born and raised in Surrey, BC and raised her daughter, now an adult, in Surrey.
Sandra enjoys her role as a Professional Realtor and currently works with Re/Max Performance Realty in North Delta. Sandra is also very involved as a volunteer and enjoys giving back in her community. Sandra is currently a Director with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.
She is also actively involved with the Surrey Board of Trade and Sandra has been involved in numerous sports organizations at both a local and provincial board level. One of the most rewarding roles Sandra has been involved in is fostering animals through the SPCA. She believes it is everyone’s to responsibility to give back whereever possible.
Perbeen is a Crown Counsel with the Government of Canada, specializing in organized crime and drug prosecutions. Perbeen is also an Adjunct Faculty Professor with the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She holds membership with the Law Society of British Columbia and the Law Society of Alberta having been called to the bar in both provinces.
Perbeen has extensive volunteer and non-profit board experience. She has been involved in training lawyers/legal assistants, representing labour interests of federal lawyers and developing diversity-equity-employment policies in the federal service. Perbeen volunteers with the Canadian Bar Association (CBA – BC branch) in improving Access to Justice and advocating for Indigenous Justice. Perbeen also serves as a Board Trustee with the Surrey Library Board, promoting the value of lifelong learning and equitable access for Surrey’s residents.
Perbeen is passionate about inspiring and engaging our local youth. Her past responsibilities include having served as Trustee Nominations Committee Representative, Career Recruiter, Awards Presenter, and Anti-Gang Youth Workshop Facilitator.
Perbeen resides in the community of South Surrey with her family. She is an enthusiastic gardener, wannabe novelist, and enjoys the many hiking/walking trails offered by the City of Surrey.
UPKAR SINGH TATLAY
Upkar Singh Tatlay is the Managing Director of Oxus Nexus – a technology and innovation firm in British Columbia, Canada where he leads the scientific research and experimental development division. In addition to his extensive experience on various civic boards and committees, he is also the Executive Director of the Opus Prep Foundation, a provincially appointed Commissioner for Vital Statistics, zone coach for Basketball BC, and the Vice President of the Indian Classical Music Society.
As an alumnus of UVic and UBC, Upkar also facilitates enriching experiences for post secondary students through international co-op placements and practicums in the sciences.
Graduating with a Bachelors in Criminology from Kwantlen University as well as being a new homeowner in Surrey, Sammy is looking forward to apply his education to help the city with its unique crime prevention challenges.
With over 10 years of working and volunteering within the Criminal Justice System, Sammy is currently at the forefront of the fast pace and growing field of private and corporate investigations. Being an Investigator with one of Canada’s leading security firms, Sammy tackles a various array of unique challenges with poise and determination.
As a new resident and future investor in Surrey, Sammy is excited to have a positive impact on the communities within the city during an extraordinary time of growth.
Mani Deol-Fallon is a life long community organizer, a wife of 25 years, a mother of 2 young women, and a proud resident of Surrey since 1981. Mani works in the private aviation industry as a marketing, business development professional. Mani is driven by passion and purpose, always working towards a better society for all. Mani has worked with First Nations communities across BC, working on capacity development. This work was a continuation of Mani’s desire to bring communities together by understanding that our shared values as Canadians unite us far more than our differences in age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and politics set us apart.
She has worked to better countless communities in Surrey, including South Asians (Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims), Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos, and the Chaldean (Iraqi Christian) Refugees. Mani brings a depth and breadth of experience she hopes can help make Surrey the best it can be. She is a current volunteer director on the Citizen Advisory Committee for Corrections Canada. She is a former director of the: Diversity Advisory Committee with the City of Surrey; South Asian Family Association; and BC Motion Picture Theatre Association.
Jagtar Dhaliwal is a man of action having more than 10 years of experience in Employment Programs, including employment counseling, case management, workshop facilitation, job development, job mentoring and program management. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in English, Political Science and History from the Punjab University Chandigarh.
When he is not advising or counselling, he is lending a hand to whoever needs help. He sincerely believes that his purpose in life is to be useful to others. Interestingly, his first stint with PICS was back in 2001 when he joined the organization as a counsellor after completing his Life Skills, counselling and coaching Diploma. Jagtar’s efforts to help people in his community and his positive attitude has earned him a Businessman of the Year from Arkansas State in the US. In addition, in 2014 he was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.