Born in Calgary and raised in British Columbia, Donovon Koch has traversed a diverse range of experiences across Canada. With a heart deeply connected to the Shuswap region of BC, Donovon has returned to his roots after a journey that took him to Toronto and beyond.
Having spent eight years in Toronto, Donovon's journey led him through various industries, reflecting his dynamic nature. From the fast-paced world of technology to the intricacies of logistics, and from the ever-evolving clothing industry to the foundations of administration, his career path mirrors his versatile skills and adaptability.
Throughout his professional journey, Donovon remained rooted in his passion for community service and empowerment. As the Executive Director of Essie's Place, a prominent non-profit organization in Salmon Arm, BC, he has been a driving force in addressing and preventing challenges faced by the LGBTIQ2SA+ community and their families. Under his leadership, Essie's Place has conducted impactful research, organized enlightening workshops, provided crucial access to counseling and support services, and facilitated connections with vital community groups and programs.
With a heart dedicated to making a positive impact, Donovon continues to uplift the LGBTIQ2SA+ community in the Shuswap Region through his multifaceted journey and unwavering commitment to social progress.