The TWS Board of Directors is a small group of individuals in the Squamish/ Sea to Sky corridor who are passionate about wellness.
Their goal is to:
- empower people to live their lives to their fullest by being their healthiest.
- make health services and learning healthy life-skills affordable and accessible for all.
As a Chartered Professional Accountant, Michelle has spent the last decade working in government, private sector, and non-profit roles, but her favourite role is using her financial expertise to improve the decision-making and operations of non-profits. After spending years weekend-warrioring on the Squamish trails, she and her partner finally made the full-time move in early 2021. She is a strong advocate for affordable and diverse mental health services for all, and whole-heartedly believes in TWS’s mission to offer these services to the Squamish community. Michelle is happiest spending hours running or biking on trails, fuelled by coffee and burritos.
With a resume that swings from factory manager, to bartender, to long-time rock club DJ and band leader, Ashley Lightfoot comes to the table of The Tantalus Wellspring Society as a new parent. Pregnancy, birth, and now the study of development through the unique locus of motherhood, has reignited Ashley’s interest in the human condition. She brings a particular passion for pre-natal education, and a strong belief in its ability to relieve maternal stress and lead to better physical and emotional outcomes for mothers and their babies. When not in advocate, study, or mom-mode, Ashley is a volunteer for CASARA (Civil Air Search and Rescue), RCM-SAR (Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue), and a member of the C-Dar Biodynamic Society and Ninety-Nines International Organization for Women Pilots.
Supporting and promoting wellbeing has infused Julia’s work, and life, for over 20 years. The powerful connection between mind, body and spirit has been reinforced time and again in her work with children, youth, families and communities as well as in her personal life. It is exciting that these connections are being recognized more broadly and supported by research. Undergraduate degrees in psychology, criminology and women’s studies and a graduate degree in leadership combined with experience in community social service, advocacy and currently as a learning consultant galvanize her commitment to supporting the development of an organization that is values based, innovative and passionate about enhancing the lives of Sea to Sky community members. Julia is passionate about enjoying skiing, mountain bike riding, rock climbing and her newest discovery, stand up paddle boarding in the local rivers. These activities are most enjoyed when she is out with her family, soaking in the life-affirming beauty of her natural surroundings.
Elizabeth Grant: As a Registered Nurse, Liz has worked in a variety of areas over the last 15 years- from hospital acute care to community Public Health – with a special interest in Aboriginal health and Health Promotion. She has worked in rural Northern Canada as well as done volunteer work in the Philippines and Africa, and currently works in Public Health with Squamish Nation. She especially loves working with young women and families, and greatly values “upstream” approaches to achieving healthier families and communities. She takes a holistic approach to wellness, and appreciates the teachings of the medicine wheel, which acknowledges the person as a whole -the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. As a new mom, an outdoor enthusiast and musician, Elizabeth brings a variety of life experiences to the Tantalus Wellspring table. She joined the TWS board two years ago, as she saw the need for more accessible and affordable mental-wellness services in Squamish, and was inspired by the other members and their vision. It has been an exciting process, watching TWS evolve and to be a part of that dynamic process.
A long-standing interest in the mind & cognition, a desire to help others and a truly great voice made hypnotherapy and mind training a natural fit for Brent.
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In his spare time he likes writing & playing music, reading, mountain biking and playing golf.