Facilitators

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Erin Fleming

Erin’s educational background in Kinesiology, MBA, and BEd reflect her passions for healing, learning, and supportive relationships. She has additional qualifications as an Attachment Parenting Educator, Sleep Educator, Nonviolent Communication Parenting Support, and Alternative Educator. She offers classes, support groups, and consultations with families regarding natural infant sleep, sharing power within families, and navigating educational choices.

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Charlene Gray

Char is the ECE Supervisor at The Barn School and the Director at Learning in the Woods. She is organized, fair, gentle, and she truly values play for all ages. Char thinks critically about the world around her and uses her skills to support programs at her church and as a volunteer her children’s school. She has an interest in mental health and believes natural learning in a supportive community can play a role in healing.

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Debra Kierstead

Debra has been homeschooling her 4 children for over 20 years. She has taught, facilitated and organized numerous classes, activities and programs. Debra loves working with youth and sharing her knowledge and passions with others. Hockey and drama are her two favourites. She loves to spend her time skating, hiking, swimming and at the beach.

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Steve Kostidis

Steve is a certified teacher with an engineering degree, MBA, LEED AP, and a Real Estate Agent. He has interests in sustainability in technology, construction, and energy. He intends to facilitate teen classes related to science and math and adult classes and organize some men’s chat groups and philosophical conversation groups.

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Liz Videka-Beaulieu

Liz describes herself as a lifelong learner with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. She has a B.A. Hons in Philosophy and B.Ed I/S for Social Science and Humanities, English, and Visual Arts. She has Waldorf, DBT/mindfulness and Special Education training. Liz is also the owner of and sole creator for Sisyphus Creations, an all natural toy shop.