Writer, Registered Psychotherapist, Wellness Educator
Lavlet Forde has been working in the counselling field for the past 14 years and has counselled individuals, couples and families. As a wellness enthusiast, Lavlet regularly facilitates workshops on the topic of self-care and wellness. She is always happy to connect with others, feel free to connect through her website: therapywithlavlet, or Instagram @therapywithlavlet
Claudine Gervais got her start as a reporter for her hometown newspaper in Devils Lake, North Dakota. A Western Magazine Gold Award winner, she’s written about polar bears, David Suzuki’s underwear and a mosasaur named Bruce. With more than 20 years as a reporter, editor and advertising copywriter, she has turned the “talks too much and distracts others” comments on her report cards into a career path.
Kailynn did a work placement with WEOC when she was a student at Red River College in the Creative Communications program. She graduated from the program in 2020 with a specialization in Public Relations. Prior to her time at RRC, she lived in Vancouver and attended the University of British Columbia for five years, where she studied English literature and film, and earned a Bachelor of Arts. Whether it’s reading books and watching movies, or writing communications, Kailynn tries to keep storytelling at the heart of everything she does.
Gabrielle Piché is a community journalist in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She’s previously reported for the Winnipeg Free Press, the Headingley Headliner, the Selkirk Record and the Stonewall Teulon Tribune. Headshot photo by James Turner.
Diana Prodan has always had a passion for storytelling, and while it may have gotten her in trouble in grade school it has blossomed into a successful career in journalism and content marketing. She has spent more than a decade helping businesses tell their story in a meaningful way and especially loves sharing ideas and discussing leadership, entrepreneurship, culture, remote work, and workplace productivity.
Roxanne Tackie holds a B.Comm (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba and has over 10 years experience writing grants, proposals and reports in the non-profit sector. In her work as an Executive Director, Roxanne successfully secured major grants from government sources, foundations, and businesses.Working alongside her sister as co-founder of Story Point Consulting, Roxanne currently provides coaching and training for nonprofit staff and volunteers that lack formal instruction in fundraising.