Staff

Kira Blumer, Regional Director
Kira is beginning her third year as the Regional Director of Northwest Canada BBYO. She started her BBYO career as a volunteer advisor in 2007, and became the City Supervisor in 2010. Kira has worked as a counsellor at Camp BB, the Assistant Director of Camp JCC, and the Director of Calgary Hillel.

Kira spent the third year of her degree studying in Haifa, Israel. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary. Kira is married to Steven Wagner.

Joey Tappenden, Edmonton City Supervisor
Joseph was born in Edmonton, Alberta. Joey grew up attending Talmud Torah School where he was educated in both the English and Hebrew until the end of Junior High. He spent many of his summers at Camp BB Riback as both a camper and staff member. Serving 5 years as staff at Camp BB Riback Joey has held Counselor, Specialist, and Unit Coordinator positions. Joey is a BBYO alumni and during his years in BBYO he served on both Chapter and Regional board. Currently, Joey is earning his Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting. Joey is also the Director of Community Relations at the Edmonton Jewish Federation.

Joshua Harendorf, Calgary Youth and Teen Coordinator
Josh was born and raised in Toronto, where he was an active BBYO participant in Lake Ontario Region. He held multiple leadership positions, such as Regional Godol, or President, and International Mazkir, or Secretary. Josh majored in Communications at the University of Windsor, where he continued to volunteer with BBYO as a chapter advisor in Ohio Northern Region. He has also worked as Leadership Staff at BBYO Summer Programs.