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                                                                     Douglas Bird, BApB, ACP













                                                                Donald Edwards, BSc, AEMT-P, PCP
                                                                         Director of Education

                                                                               Andre Robichaud

                                                                                        Lead Instructor, Wilderness Programs

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Faye Bird, RN

Vice President

Gonzalo Rocha, EMT-P, ACP



Hailing from the great state of Texas, Gonzo has over 25 years of EMS experience under his belt. He has experience as both a ground and air Paramedic. In 2015, he received an award for being the Paramedic with the most cardiac calls in Durham Region. He is an Instructor certified through Heart & Stroke, Canadian Red Cross, and the Emergency Care & Safety Institute.

Brock Bodashefsky

Instructor & Sales Representative

Brock is an Advanced Care Paramedic with over 14 years of experience. He is currently taking the Adult Education Program at Durham College. He is the co-inventor of the R.O.A.M.A. The Rapid Oral Airway Measuring Adjunct.

Karen Kearney, CCMT/CCH

Instructor, Pet First Aid


Karen's multifaceted experience with animals makes her an ideal addition to our team. Her experience includes an Animal Care Specialist Diploma from Universal Career Institute and Animal Care Studies at Durham College. She is  the owner of K9 Motion in Wellness, a Certified Canine Massage Therapist, has experience with K-9 Security Obedience and Dog Handling Program Level 1 & 2, High Risk Sites, and Specialized K-9 dogs, and has taught animal husbandry in elementary schools.

Patricia (Patty) Battle

Lead Consultant, Child Programs (Manitoba)

A graduate of the Durham College Early Childhood Education Program, Patty has vast experience teaching ECE. 

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Amy Thornton, RECE

Lead Instructor, Child Programs (Ontario)

A graduate of the Durham College Early Childhood Education program, Amy is a member of the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators.

Rachel Bird

Office Manager


A graduate of Sir Sandford Fleming College, Rachel keeps the paperwork straight and is our first contact on the phone and the internet.


Training Assistant

Although he does not say much, Yorick assists with all our classes. A huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, Yorick is wearing his favourite DEER STALKER hat in honour of the great detective.

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