Our Team






Meet the Solid Ground Family

  • Emily-Jane

    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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  • Halley
    Fitness Coordinator and Support Worker

    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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  • D’Arcy
    Addiction 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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  • Kassandra
    Yoga Instructor

    Kassandra is certified in Hatha, Ashtanga & Kundalini Yoga. Presently she is working on the 5-year Level 2 Instructor's program in KriyaYoga & Meditation at Yoga West in Vancouver. And…

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  • John

    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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  • Rebecca

    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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  • VIcky Shearer

    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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  • Prestonne
    Solid Ground yoga program

    Prestonne brings a relaxed and healing energy to the Solid Ground yoga program—making it easy and fun for our clients to do the vital mindfulness work that has been repeatedly…

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  • Carrie
    mental health & addictions

    Carrie has been working in mental health and addictions since 2008. As a paramedic and peer support worker Carrie has worked with some of the countries most disenfranchised and vulnerable…

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  • Lisa
    holistic health practitioner

    Lisa is a holistic health practitioner and has studied raw and living food nutrition with Dr. Gabriel Cousins. She is currently completing her Holistic Nutrition Diploma. She is a Certified…

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  • Noel
    Residential Treatment and Support

    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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  • Angela
    spiritual recovery

    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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  • Cory Wint
    Chief Executive Officer

    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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