Sonya De Vellis
Special Projects, Programs and Marketing Coordinator
Sonya De Vellis is Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill’s Special Projects, Programs and Marketing Coordinator. Since joining SCMRH in July 2015, Sonya has used her communications, interpersonal and management skills to create website and social media content, build relationships with workplace ambassadors, and lead projects that aim to reduce single-occupant vehicle travel within Markham and Richmond Hill. Sonya has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts degree in Planning from the University of Waterloo. She has worked on research projects, outreach initiatives and event management in the fields of environmental conservation, sustainable energy, solid waste diversion and active transportation. Sonya has always been interested in the complexities of urban environments, and enjoys experiencing new and familiar areas by bike, or on foot!
Coordinator, Programs and Special Projects
Calvin holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Honours Planning – Urban Design Specialization degree from the University of Waterloo. He is a proud team member of Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill and has been an avid carpooler since May 2016. As the Coordinator, Programs and Special Projects, Calvin is responsible for delivering program services to Smart Commute workplaces such as the workplace travel survey, Smart Commute Online Tool, Carpool Parking Pass Program and Emergency Ride Home. With his data analysis, researching and interpersonal skills, Calvin has led projects aiming to increase transit usage in the workplace and developing project reports detailing recommendations and next steps. He enjoys building relationships with workplace ambassadors, helping them to create a successful Smart Commute Workplace Program and reach their workplace sustainability goals. It’s always easy and very tempting to drive alone in a car, but there’s smarter options out there and Calvin is here to help you explore your options!
Social Media and Administrative Coordinator
Samantha is the Social Media/Administrative Coordinator at Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill. Samantha joined the Smart Commute MRH team in April of 2017. She oversees, and is responsible for, writing and creating content for Smart Commute MRH’s communications and the program’s social media platforms. Samantha has a degree in English Literature with Honours from York University and a Post-Grad Certification in Marketing Management from Seneca College. Prior to joining Smart Commute MRH, Samantha worked for Indigo Books and Music as a Customer Experience Representative, which allowed her to interact with people who shared similar passions and interests. As a social media connoisseur, Samantha enjoys reading up on daily and celebrity news and uses social media to inform others about the world around them. Some of her interests include blogging, travelling, writing, creating YouTube videos with friends, and reading. Samantha is committed to teaching individuals about sustainable commuting options and providing them with the correct resources to do so.
Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre
3600 Steeles Avenue East, C104
Richmond Hill Board of Trade
376 Church Street South
Richmond Hill, Ontario