I first heard of Educo at the age of 13 and I decided that I had better give it a shot. As it turns out, Educo as a place and as a community was exactly what I needed in that stage of my life. I continued to attend courses as a student for 4 years. Each time experiencing more personal growth than I thought possible. Each time returning home excitedly proclaiming, “this was the best year yet!”
After completing the Leadership course and reaching the end of the line as a student, I decided I had to find a way to keep this place of passion and discovery in my life. Inevitably, I returned as a volunteer, and later as a staff member. Now, not only do I have the chance to continue my journey along the path of introspection and self discovery, but I have the chance to facilitate growth in current students. This remains the most challenging and rewarding work I have ever had the privilege to engage in.
During the Fall and Winter when I’m not dish partying during the Educo season, I am a fulltime student at Quest University Canada in Squamish, BC. I’m currently aiming to complete a degree in Biology with a focus on ecosystem biodiversity. For study breaks, I’m either playing outside or eating chocolate. Squamish also has incredible access to outdoor recreation and I do my best to take advantage of the hiking, skiing, and climbing in the area.
Heather holds certifications in Wilderness Advanced First Aid (50 hours), Swiftwater Rescue Technician Level 1, Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader Program, Art of Hosting Facilitation Course and from the National Outdoor Leadership School in rockclimbing.