Candidate Profiles

The candidates standing for election to the 2019 Board of Directors are listed below. Members can review the candidates profile (their reasons, skills etc.) and vote between May 15th and May 29th 2019. 

Candidates are asked to identify which Board Role they are seeking. They may indicate "no preference". Final position assignments will be decided at the first Board meeting.           

The Director positions are:

President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Facilities, Hospitality, Player Development and Director at Large, Past-President (note: non elected position) 

Profile Brent MacKinnon

Profile: Candidate for President

  • 30 years designing and managing programs in the non-profit sector with a focus on youth, mental health, employment, community development etc.  
  • Board President with the ACTC for over 10 years; ACTC member since 2000.
  • Successful history of expanding ACTC programs; 
  • Successful in bringing in over $150,000 in grant money that improves all programs including LED Lights, Clubhouse Renovations; Pickleball Programs/equipment, summer student grants etc;
  • Strong history of Board Director roles on community non-profit organizations;
  • My priorities for future ACTC Development - mentor/guide new leadership to take on Board duties in 2020; Review the original Constitution and update to meet current ACTC challenges; 
  • Strengthen our existing Houseleague, InterCounty, Pickleball and Hi-Performance Programs; 

Bill Reid

Candidate for - Treasurer and Facilities positions

Experience: ACTC Board Director since 2000, Retired Certified Tennis Instructor, Retired Ministry of Education Administrator, 

Projects completed:Renovated Clubhouse, windscreens, cushioned court surface, park benches, gazebo, rebound net, led lighting, gas grill, upper deck awning, signage banners, ball machines, grant writing;

Summer Student monitor, Pickleball promotion, 

Fleury Park Playhouse, on line electoral system, survey system for greater inclusion;

Goals: Complete led lighting conversion, revamp constitutions and operations manual,

Encourage volunteers for: Board, team captains, events, facilities maintenance, drafting grant applications.

John Stephenson

Standing for the Vice President and Play Director positions.

I've volunteered on the Board for over 8 years. As member of the Executive, I've contributed to many improvement to the club including the purchase of our LED lighting system, cushioned court installation and a major club house renovation project funded by the  Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant. 

In my capacity as a professional graphic designer I have contributed my graphic skills with club by designing various logo compositions, signage etc.. I also helped develop the pickleball program by selecting the appropriate colour for the pickleball court lines, ensuring minimum conflict with the tennis lines. 

As Play Director I've provided direction and support for conflicts that arise from time to time. I also provide support to Inter-County teams and Houseleague registration.

Andres Marco

Standing for the Member at Large role.

I have been a member of the club for the past 5 years. I'm an ATP/ITF Professional Coach since many years. I've previously owned the second largest tennis academy in Spain. As well, I have been a National Coach for the German, the British, the Norwegian and the Finnish Tennis Federations. Since my arrival to Canada,  I have earned 5 Excellence Coaching Awards for training National Champions.

Over the past 5 years I've called the ACTC home for my Hi-Performance Junior Program. I also provide mini tennis workshops to our ACTC InterCounty teams. I believe my passion for teaching tennis and desire to improve our facility and court operations greatly add to the Board.  

It would be a pleasure for me to contribute, and use my business and tennis related skills to help improve the Club. 

Alla Marchenko


Candidate for Social Director/Hospitality


⦁ Board Director with the ACTC for the last five years; ACTC member since 2010

⦁ President at Philosophy Club at Aurora Public Library

⦁ Member of Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) CondominiumCommittee

⦁ Real Estate Representative with Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd. Brokerage in Newmarket

⦁ Master degree in Engineering and works in a Real Estate field

⦁ Marketing Management Post Graduate Diploma from Humber Colledge

⦁ Successful history of expanding ACTC programs

⦁ Approving and implementing LED Lights Project in ACTC to improve ligthening at the courts and saving a lot of energy as well

⦁ Organizing the social events, tournaments and Barbeques with ACTC

⦁ Creating and managing Social Media/Facebook Page for ACTC

⦁ Managing and communicating with volunteers for Board, team captains, events, facilities   maintenance


⦁ Promotion tennis, good sportsmanship, and community spirit of the Club

⦁ Constant improving Houseleague, InterCounty, Pickleball Programs and Facilities

⦁ Getting members and volunteers to have even more active role in running the Aurora     CommunityTennis Club

Paul Jian

Profile: Standing for the Tournament Play Director Position

I have served on the Board for the past 2 years. Each year I've organized tournaments for the members. I rarely miss a Board meeting and I participate in all discussions about the club, our programs and improving our facilities. I love tennis and enjoy helping others take part in ACTC programs.

I'm a successful real estate professional serving the York Region area.

Christine Zarebski


Running for position of Vice-President

Committed to being an active Board member representing the interests of all ACTC members in an open and transparent manner

Experience working in a professional capacity with nonprofit Boards funded by multiple levels of government to ensure good governance, fiscal viability, development of asset management strategies and implementation of effective operating procedures

Currently a volunteer Board member of a Community Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Goals- To increase membership at ACTC, expand programs for children and youth, revitalize the clubhouse.

Linda Graber

I am seeking nomination as Treasurer on the Board of ACTC.

I have many years of experience in the Financial and Accounting field.  Currently, I am employed as a Sr. Financial Analyst at a large international corporation.  My background also consists of being a Staff Accountant at various CA/CGA firms across Canada.

My volunteer experience consists of working with Inn From The Cold, Southlake Regional Health Center Giftshop and CHATS.  Currently, I volunteer at my workplace as the Social Committee Treasurer.

If elected, I will provide transparent oversight concerning ACTC Financials.  Also, it is important to encourage increased membership, and promote a vibrant Tennis Club within the community.  I look forward to being active and approachable Board member, that welcomes input from ACTC membership and the community at large.

Tennis and/or Pickleball - a game for life 

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