Our Team

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Solid Ground Family

  • Caleb
    Director and Counsellor

    MSW, BSW, BA, Caleb earned a Master’s degree (hons) from the University of Victoria, a Bachelors’ degree in Social Work (hons), a Political Philosophy/ Religious Studies (hons) degree from UBC,…

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  • Noel
    Lead Counselor

    Noel has extensive experience working in Residential Treatment and Support Services with an emphasis on Stabilization and Transitional Living. Holding a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of British…

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  • John
    Counselor

    Responsible for group facilitation, group and individual counselling, John Paterson holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and received his therapeutic training in Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy. For the past 39…

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  • Angela
    Counselor

    Along with extensive study in psychology, Angela has received practical and theoretical counseling training through Vancouver Community College and The Satir Institute of the Pacific. She specializes in the spiritual…

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  • Emily-Jane
    Chef and Operations Manager

    Emily-Jane has been a Journeyman Red Seal Chef since 2009, and has over 20 years of professional culinary experience. She has owned and operated eating establishments for many years, ranging…

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  • D’Arcy
    Community Liaison and Support

    D’Arcy possesses the personal attributes that Solid Ground prides itself on—strength of character, emotional and philosophical open-mindedness, a non-judgmental attitude, and the ability to see beyond how addiction is typically…

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  • Halley
    Recreation Therapy Lead and Support

    Halley is a certified BCRPA personal trainer with an extensive background working with addicted people at all levels of recovery. Her recovery philosophy is based on the well-researched link between…

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  • Rebecca
    Chef and Support

    Rebecca is a 1997 Honours graduate of the Pierre Dubruelle French Culinary Program. Rebecca has extensive experience working with people suffering from active addiction, and is a highly skilled mental…

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  • Cory
    Advisory Board

    Cory is the Chief Executive Officer at HeartQuest and has worked in a variety of disciplines within the Social Services and Human Development field. With a degree in Human and…

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  • VIcky
    Advisory Board

    Vicky’s background is in social work and case management for some of Canada’s most addicted, traumatized and socially disadvantaged populations. She has been working with addicted people for over a…

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  • Rosaline
    Yoga Instructor

    Rosaline Madhavan is completing her medical degree and pursuing Family Medicine with speciality in Sports/Rehabilitation Medicine along with teaching yoga and fitness. Rosaline began her educational career at Thompson Rivers…

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  • Larry
    Kick Boxing Instructor

    As a life-long athlete brought up in a whirlwind of sports,  I have had the experience of a wide variety of coaching and competition opportunities for all ages and all levels. For example, currently…

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