Meet the Federation

Peter Mellish
Executive Director
Since August 2020, Peter has been working as the Executive Director for the PEI ATV Federation. His days are busy with the general operations of the Federation and the projects that are on the go.
 
He has lived on PEI all his life and currently lives in Summerside with his wife Carolyn, and together, they have 2 adult children; Amanda and Ben. They also have 2 loyal golden doodles, Hershey and Ted, with who they enjoy taking on walks & hikes. For over 30 years, Peter worked in a family business.
 
He started ATV'ing in 2010 when he went to a friend's hunting camp in Nova Scotia and he's been hooked ever since! In those early years, he was actually more familiar with the trail systems in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick than PEI. He decided to become a volunteer with the ATV'ing community on PEI to help make a difference to advance the sport. In 2016, he joined the PEI ATV Federation as the Vice-President. Then, in April of 2017, he became the President of the Federation and in 2019 moved into the role of part-time Executive Director.
 
Other than ATV'ing and his love for the outdoors, he also enjoys operating his "Tonka toys" (heavy machinery). When he's operating one of his machines, he can clear his mind or sometimes comes up with his best ideas.
 
Peter has a vast knowledge of the sport. He has built many strong relationships for the Federation with our stakeholders and counterparts in the industry across Canada. He's very passionate and is enthusiastic about being a part of the future of the ATV community on PEI. Thank you Peter for your knowledge, experience & dedication to our organization. Your motivation to keep forging ahead to bring us to the next level is greatly appreciated
Jennifer Gallant
President

Jennifer grew up in the Evangeline area, and decided to remain there to raise her family. Her husband, Randy, runs his family owned plumbing company. They have 3 kids; Ryan 22, Owen 20, and Alyssa 15.

She has enjoyed ATV’ing since she was about 8 years old, when her father bought his first ATV. It was a beloved family activity that brings back fond childhood memories. Her father is one of the founders of the ATV Club in the Evangeline area.

As her own kids grew up, 2 left the nest to begin their own adult lives, she now had some time to find herself a hobby. She purchased her first ATV in October of 2017. In the fall of 2019, her husband and oldest son have also purchased ATVs. Her daughter, who loves photography and editing go-pro footage from ATV’ing adventures also loves riding. So it has continued to be a great family activity that they all enjoy together.

She got involved with the Evangeline ATV Club, as the secretary of the club almost immediately after buying her ATV, and has been in that position since. In 2018, she joined the board of directors of the PEI ATV Federation. She has worked on a number of projects for the Federation, one of which is the “Advocacy Committee” which consists of monthly meetings with government officials from various departments to advocate for ATV riders to enable us to grow the sport on PEI to become a viable, sustainable industry.

Jennifer is passionate, dedicated and driven to be a part of a bright future for a sport she loves.

Jennifer has been working with CRA since 2000. She has worked in a variety of areas during her career at CRA, from data entry, security, HR, and Excise tax. For the last 9 years, she has been a Business Analyst/Project Manager.

Jason Muttart
Vice-President/ Canadian Quad Council Liaison/Tech Support
Jason was born and raised in the Borden-Carleton area and was first introduced to dirt bikes at 12 years old. In 2014, he decided to take the plunge from dual purpose dirt bikes to ATVs and hasn't looked back.
He's one of the founding members of East Prince Quad Trax ATV Club, has great passion for trail development and the great outdoors.
He has been a director for the PEI ATV Federation since 2016. He also represents the PEI ATV Federation at the Canadian Quad Council, and is also a director on the board. His dedication to representing PEI at the national level is invaluable to our organization and we very much appreciate that!
Jason looks forward to contributing to the many projects that are on-going to help see the sport reach new levels on PEI.
Although not a new face to the PEI ATV Federation table, we're very excited to have an experienced, knowledgeable Vice-President on our team!
Tracy Hicken
Secretary
Tracy bought her first ATV four and a half years ago from Red Rock after realizing she didn’t want to ride on the back of one. She’s ATV’d the Highland Quest Run in Cape Breton, trails in Riverview, NB and across PEI. Her love of off-roading also extends to her modified Jeep Wrangler. Whether it’s off to the Fox Mountain Campground in the Valley, NS or with the NB crew in Riverview or here at home with the PEI crew, you'll find Tracy off the beaten path! She says the love of both sports is her “escape from reality”....crank up the tunes, put your helmet on and just drive!
She may have been born in Burlington, Ontario but her PEI family roots run deep. Tracy lived in Gaspereaux for most of her life and currently resides in Charlottetown.
She has a daughter (Jenalee) and grandson (Cameron, 6) who reside in Alberta and she’ll answer to her title of “Nanie T” anytime/anywhere! These two are the apple of her eye and she’s their rock even 4,700 kms away.
Her other hobbies include hiking, kickboxing/gym, cooking/baking, learning to play guitar, dance classes (pre-covid), music and spending quality time with family and friends. She’s always on the go!
She has extensive volunteer experience with the Eastern Kings ATV Club, the Eastern Kings Mudfest Annual event, clearing trails, working at events, helping out where needed and in the role of Secretary for the PEI Jeep Club for a short period. She was the President if the MHN Ladies Aid group for her local church, taught Sunday School and organized the Terry Fox Runs in Montague for six years.
She lobster fished for ten years, then went to Holland College and took the Office System Administration program. Tracy is currently in her 24th year working at Veterans Affairs Canada. She’s worked hard throughout her life to get where she is today. She is very independent and strong willed to succeed in any situation she’s thrown into. She’s looking forward to her new role as Secretary with the PEI ATV Federation.
Our meetings can be long, and there's so much to learn, but Tracy has jumped into her role with both feet and we're very pleased to have her in this important position on the PEIATVF Board!
Suzanne Muttart
Treasurer
Back in 2014, after Suzanne's husband Jason bought his first 4-wheeler, she decided to buy her own machine so that they could both enjoy this hobby together, as a couple. Shortly after getting involved in the sport, East Prince Quad Trax was looking for a secretary, so Suzanne stepped up, and offered to take on the role. Then, in 2017, the Federation was looking for a volunteer to take on the secretary role, and once again, being such a dedicated volunteer, she stepped up. Suzanne has a background in accounting, so in 2019 when the Federation was in need of someone to take on the Treasurer position, she did it again and stepped right up! Suzanne is doing an absolute fantastic job at keeping the Federation's books & finances up to snuff! Currently, she works at Veterans Affairs. In her spare time, she enjoys going to seek out new trails with her husband and friends.
Thank you Suzanne for your continued hard work, dedication and for always being willing to do whatever is needed!
Shawn Allain
Director
Shawn is yet another valued veteran volunteer and great pioneer of this sport on PEI. He has been the Vice-President of the Tignish Sportsman Riders ATV Club for 9 years, and has been involved in the ATV Federation since is was first formed in 2007.
 
Shawn lives in Alma with his wife Krista. They have 3 grown children together, and 5 adorable grandsons. He works at Home Hardware in Alberton as a sales associate. He enjoys spending quality time with his family and getting together with friends, both on and off the trail.
We're so very fortunate to have veterans, such as Shawn, with long-term experience, expertise and knowledge mixed with many new folks which brings a well-balanced perspective to our Board.
Tom Fitzpatrick
Director
Represents Eastern Kings ATV Club / Member of the PEIATVF Advocacy & Finance Committees
Tom lives in Charlottetown with his wife Tanya and his 3 children Cameron, Alex and Ava. He is self employed in the construction industry. He enjoys volunteering, spending time doing outdoor activities, and cooking for large family events (and eating too!).
Tom has been a Director for the Federation for a few years now. He's recently been appointed to our Finance Committee and is also a member of our Advocacy Committee. His past volunteer and work experiences are certainly an asset to our team and we greatly appreciate Tom's contribution.
Janelle MacDonald
Director
Originally from Saint Peter's Bay, Janelle grew up in Charlottetown, and is currently living in Winslow as a single mom of two kids; Ella and Cohen. She's currently enrolled in the carpentry program at Holland College and works part-time for Arsenault Brothers.
Janelle purchased her first ATV 3 years ago, and just recently upgraded to a brand new 2021 XMR 570.
Janelle leads a very busy and hectic life with her kids who are involved in Judo, hockey and swimming lessons. But she's not only busy with the kids, she loves to volunteer as much as she can for the RedIsle ATV Club and the Federation. From trail work, coordinating trail pass sales, or fundraising, she loves to be on the go!
Janelle has some great ideas and is motivated to jump right in to help out. We're excited to welcome another new face to the team and expand the diverse talents across this board!
Jason Matheson
Director
Jason started ATV'ing in 2001. He's a very loyal Yamaha man who's always owned, and always will own a Yamaha. He lived in Truro, Nova Scotia for almost 4 years and during that time, he was heavily involved in The South Colchester ATV Club. When Jason decided to make the move back to PEI in 2018, he joined East Prince Quad Trax. Today, Jason is the Vice-President of that club. He is very talented in graphic design and has even designed some of the Club logos and the Federation's logo. It's such an asset to have such diverse talents around our table!
"When I moved away from PEI there weren't any legal trails or a Federation and now it's hard to believe what everyone has accomplished. It's amazing to see what our sport has grown into and is still growing and I am so happy to be a part of that." - Jason Matheson
Jason, we're happy to have you as part of the team, and we thank you for your creativity and dedication!
Jamie Venieris
Director
Represents the Evangeline ATV Club / PEI ATV Federation Safety Training Coordinator
Jamie is originally from the greater Moncton area. He moved to Summerside, PEI in the spring of 2017. He has 2 grown children who also enjoy ATVing. He's also a proud grandfather of 2 grandchildren.
Jamie got involved with organized ATVing in 1997 with the Moncton Mudrunners. He has been involved at the Club and Federation levels for 20+ years. From Trail Manager, Vice-President, ATV Safety instructor, to NBATV Federation Representative for over 5 years, Jamie has vast experience in many levels of the sport. He is currently working on his re-certification to be the PEI ATV Federation's ATV Rider Trainer for the province of PEI.
Jamie is another great example of the diversity, knowledge, experience and talent that is your PEI ATV Federation!
Andrew Bevan
Director
Andrew moved to western Canada in 2003, and worked for over a decade as a commercial & industrial plumber and pipe fitter. In 2014, he decided to move back home to Charlottetown to work with his father in their family business.
Andrew is an avid hunter, golfer and ATV'er. Wherever you find him, you'll likely see his loyal buddy Bo, the Labrador Retriever right by his side!
We're very excited to Andrew on the team and to support the Cornwall Trail Blazers club, as they get their new club off the ground.
Sandy Rundle
Advocacy Chairman
Sandy is originally from Westville Nova Scotia, and moved to Summerside, PEI in 1997. He was the Publisher for The Journal Pioneer for 19 years. Currently he's the Chief Operating Officer for Key Murray Law. He lives in Summerside with his wife Ruth, and they have three adult children. Sandy enjoys volunteering in the community. He's been a member of the Summerside Rotary Club since 1997.
Sandy is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for hunting, fishing and ATV'ing. He got hooked on ATV'ing in 2009 and hasn't looked back! He's a member of the Easter Prince Quad Trax ATV Club.
He has been a Director on the Federation's board for a few years now. Over the last 2 years, he has acted as the Chairman of the Federation's Advocacy Committee. This committee liaises with various Government departments and groups to advocate for positive change for our sport. Sandy's calm, cool & collected demeanour is the perfect fit for this job, as we all know that change can't just happen overnight.
Thank you Sandy for the role you play in advocating for the sport and riders across the island! We greatly appreciate your drive to keep moving forward!
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