Teresa followed in her Grandfather & Father’s footsteps in attending the agriculture program at the University of Guelph. As a 2007 aggie she developed a strong passion for the industry and gained a degree in Animal Science. As her passion for the industry grew Teresa continued her education and gained leadership skills through the Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program graduating Class 14, in 2013. Teresa is soon to be a newlywed and spends her spare time at home in the beautiful town of Georgina just off Lake Simcoe with her fiancé and Labrador Oakley.
Lindsay Goodtimes is a Toronto based performing artist. She co-founded Femmes Du Feu a contemporary circus company - Their most current work TWEET TWEET is an early years circus show that draws inspiration from birds and nature. The show endeavors to create a forest bathing experience for the youngest audiences. Lindsay loves living in a city and a place where her roots run deep, where her children have the great opportunity to attend a school that focuses on Social Justice, community and environment and where her husband and she can walk everywhere and be active members of their community. She is committed to a sustainable lifestyle to support the environment whenever possible. Lindsay and her family love getting out of the city too, they love hiking, canoeing, paddle boarding and visiting friends in the country. She is very excited to be part of the board and carry on her grandfather’s legacy.
FUN FACT: Her dear friends own the house that Grandpa Ernest Ford spent his early childhood in and maybe was born in.
Emma is the 4th youngest of the 15 Crossland Grandchildren, making her the youngest on the committee. Although she is young she has vast experiences working within committees and organizations. During her time in University she was President of the Lakehead University Student Union, and sat on many committees involving not only the university administration but also local and municipal politicians. She was a member of the Varsity wrestling team and in turn a member on the varsity council as a representative for the women’s wrestling program. Emma has an Honors Degree in Sociology with a specialization in Gerontology as well as a Diploma in Recreation and Leisure services. She hopes to work with Active seniors teaching the importance of recreation and helping individuals stay active as they age. She joined the committee for the love of her grandfather and the desire to keep his legacy alive. She also realizes the need to financially support students through their educational journey.
Aidan grew up in rural Ontario. She attended Trent University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Native Studies. After graduating she moved to Toronto where she was introduced to the Montessori Method of Education and decided to pursue further studies. After completing the teachers training at the 3 – 6 year old and 6 – 12 year old level she worked in the classroom until her first child was born. In 2010 she established her own Montessori school for children aged 18 months - 6 years. Since opening the school she has had two more children. She and her husband live with their three children and one cat in Toronto.
Sandy is the eldest of Jean and Ernie Crossland’s 7 children and grew up on the family farm in Newmarket. Her educational background is as a Registered Nurse graduating from the Hospital for Sick Children. Sandy worked her entire career in mental health moving into the community with the Canadian Mental Health Association/ Peel Branch. Her post graduate studies were at the Shulich School of Business where she studied Voluntary Sector Management. That education along with over 30 years in non profit management brings strength to the CEF’s board in carrying forward her parents’ legacy and ensuring the environment stays healthy for her grandchildren.
Biography to come.