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Stephanie joined Adults in Motion in 2015 in the Kitchener Day Program as the Program Coordinator and then later transitioned to the position of Program Manager. Prior to joining Adults in Motion, Stephanie enjoyed 15+ years of experience in the social services field and has been committed to this field her entire career. Stephanie has a Psychology/Sociology University degree and a diploma in Early Childhood Education. Even before her younger brother with autism was born, Stephanie had a strong interest in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Stephanie has supported individuals in various settings such as group homes, day programs, camps, and 1:1 support in the community. She has even been friends with a couple Adults in Motion participants for over 20 years! Stephanie also volunteered at Grand River Hospital and acted as an evening supervisor for KW’s Out of The Cold program for over 6 years. Stephanie is so happy to be a part of the Adults in Motion team and is committed to providing exceptional support to the programs and participants.
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Ashley joined Adults in Motion with over 8 experience working as a direct support professional and personal support worker. After obtaining her Counselling Diploma, she spent time working in group homes, respite services, camps and retreats as an events coordinator and providing in-home care with adults and individuals with disabilities. Ashley received her Autism training through Kerry’s Place and is also a certified Reiki Healer. Ashley enjoys spending her free time with her family, in nature, jewelry making, creating songs and dancing, and learning new hobbies. Ashley is very passionate about advocacy and empowering others. Ashley is very proud to join the Adults in Motion team, and is very excited to bring her knowledge and experiences to the program while continuing to grow and learn both personally and professionally!
Brian came to Adults in Motion with over 20 years of experience in the social work field. While attending University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a Sociology Major, Brian also experienced living with a nephew that was born with special needs who was cared for in his family home. This experience led him to seek a caregiver role as weekend counsellor and relief staff member at KW Habilitation. After graduating he pursued his career at Elmira District for Community Living (EDCL) as a job coach, then moved onto their supported employment coordinator. To further his experience, he became a manager of an independent living home, assisted living home and respite services for EDCL. For the last fourteen years Brian has worked as a rehabilitation support worker for Bartimaeus Rehab assisting individuals who have suffered an Acquired Brain Injury. In this role Brian supported his clients by providing opportunities to return to some pre-accident recreation, education and community reintegration. While growing up Brian spent many summers as a camper, leader-in-training and later as a counsellor at Camp Tawingo. This, along with his work history has enabled Brian to see the importance of providing meaningful programs offering a social and fun experience for all.
Erin career includes an abundance of experience working with both children and adults of all abilities. After completing her Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree from Brock University, Erin pursued and cultivated a 15-year long career as a dance educator and choreographer on both the recreational and competitive levels. After having achieved a successful dance career, Erin decided a change was in store and returned to school, this time to earn her Honors Diploma in Educational Support from Mohawk College in Hamilton. Studying through Covid, Erin was bitten by the academic bug once again, having recently completed her Masters in Education from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. While completing her Masters, Erin worked as an Education Support with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, balancing work and academia. Using her energy, compassion, and leadership skills, Erin strives to support, encourage, and guide everyone with whom she works with and encounters. Erin is passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusion and believes strongly that everyone has a voice and a gift to offer the world. Born and raised in Waterloo, Erin is a proud mom to a beautiful daughter who begins 5th grade in the fall. She loves taking her dog Duncan for walks in Waterloo Park, watching movies with her daughter, and completing arts and craft projects of all kinds. Erin is passionate to be part of the member of the Adults in Motion community and all its incredible participants.
Nicole is a compassionate, kind soul that enjoys working alongside people in the community. Nicole joined the Kitchener team with over 15 years experience working in Mental health. She has worked in a number of group homes over the years and has experience working with many different personalities. With a strong focus to Mental health, developmental disabilities and dual diagnosis clients. Nicole helped run a youth program at a local community centre in the last two years, and has acquired many connections through volunteering. With her experience, Nicole has gained skills to create a fun safe environment in a recreational setting. Nicole has a drive for advocacy, she has a love for learning about others and their life stories. In her free time you can find Nicole chasing waterfalls, adventuring with her three beautiful children, sitting by a campfire, or watching a good Halloween movie.
Kaitlyn is a dedicated and energetic individual. You will always find her with a smile on her face, no matter the task at hand. She graduated from the Recreation Therapy intensive program at Mohawk College in 2016. Kaitlyn has continued a leadership role at Mohawk by helping to teach hands-on skills to students in Recreation Therapy as a technician, assisting professors. Kaitlyn has worked with seniors and persons with disabilities for more than ten years. She is extremely passionate about breaking down barriers people with disabilities face and finding ways to create possibilities. Kaitlyn is creative and enjoys using painting and other mediums as an act of self expression.
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