Meet the 2021 Team


Payton Comazzetto

Founder & Co-Event Coordinator

I can’t think of a better way to kick off the Christmas season than to be a part a festive, fun, family-friendly event! It is wonderful to see everyone come out and run for my brother, Brennan, while helping feed local kids. Plus, I get to volunteer with the BEST people around!




Brett Nagy

Co-Event Coordinator/Brett-of-All-Trades

I’ve decided to contribute my time to BUSR, mainly in support of my girlfriend, Payton, but also in support of the community that we both love.  It’s a great event that I am excited to be a part of for the third time this year, although I have followed the event from afar (Prince George and Victoria respectively) since its inception.  I am excited to see first-hand the effect that this run has on the community, and I am passionately hoping that volunteers are eligible to win prizes at the event, because from what I’ve seen so far, there is going to be some pretty sweet prizes up for grabs on race day.




Jillian Hayes

Media Guru

I’m so excited for this run and the cause that it supports! I’ve decided to volunteer because this is such a beautiful event that brings people together (even virtually) for such an amazing cause. I can’t wait to see how everyone comes together and connects in this new season. Plus, Payton gives me free chai tea lattes, and I’m loving it!





Alison Bowman

BGC Kamloops Representative & Registration

Alison is the Fund Development and Marketing Communications Leader at BGC Kamloops.
She enjoys the run as it is a good excuse get the kids out of the house, be active, and “burn off the crazy” that usually happens when we’re stuck inside. Alison believes Brennan’s Ugly Sweater Run helps to kick off holiday season in Kamloops and is a great community builder. She also loves seeing all the amazing creativity that goes into everyone’s “ugly” costumes and is looking forward to seeing this year’s costumes.





Jacquie Shinkewski

Social Media Team

First, I believe in the importance of movement, especially in December. Second, as a retired teacher, I understand the importance of a good breakfast for children. Most importantly, I understand the pain of loss and the inability to change that. I know that the best way forward is to do what we can. Payton holds a special place in my heart. I met her about 15 years ago and the pain from the loss of her brother was obvious. Her infectious smile, strength of character and conviction took its place in my heart at that moment.