Meet our team

Our team shares a love for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant. Have you had a chance to meet them yet?

Sam Ponting lives off Commercial Drive and cherishes her short walk to the office. She has a passion for community building and has worked in communications, community education, and research. Sam has a Master’s in Political Economy from Carleton University. When she’s not in the office, you can find Sam working as the Program Coordinator for Next Up BC, where she delivers a variety of leadership training programs that empower people to be catalysts for social change. She loves music and is currently enthralled in the drums. One of her favourite places in VMP is her drum space off Clark Drive, and would love it if VMP had more community spaces for the arts to flourish.

Hilary McNaughton  spends a lot of her time in the office working with constituents. She values collaboration, empowering people, and strategizing together to find solutions. She’s an attentive listener, keen organizer, and creative thinker. Hilary loves the variety of amazing small businesses, parks, and community hubs across the neighbourhoods of VMP—especially the food! You might see her out grabbing donuts, sharing a plate of Ethiopian food, browsing the specialty grocer’s, or walking down the street with a slice of pizza. Most of all, Hilary cherishes the vibrancy of VMP’s overlapping communities. She is also the office plant mom!