Our Staff

Roxanne Carter-Thompson (Executive Director)

Lynn Glydon (Co-coordinator / Facilitator)

Denise Cheverie (Co-coordinator / Facilitator)

Raeanne Sheehan (Facilitator)

Kirstin Lund (Consultant)

 

Roxanne Carter-Thompson

Roxanne Carter-Thompson, is the Executive Director of the Adventure Group. She started working with the organization in 1993. Over the years Roxanne has developed, co-ordinated and implemented projects in the areas of crime prevention, drug and alcohol prevention, literacy, parenting, and social development with children to name a few.

A faculty member of UPEI's Centre for Conflict Resolution Studies since 2000, Roxanne previously taught a course called: At The End of Your ROPE: Unravelling Group Conflict. This course counted as 14 credits towards Conflict Resolution Certification.

Roxanne has been teaching the benefits of Adventure Based Programming to first year Holland College Sport and Leisure students for several years now . She also teaches an elective course to the second year Sports and Leisure program.

Roxanne has a strong background and extensive training in Adventure Based Programming, Behaviourial Sciences, Human Relations, Organizational Behavior, Communications and Management Development. Roxanne has facilitated over 400 workshops in such areas as respect and diversity, personal growth and self awareness, leadership, problem solving and team building for the community, government and corporate sectors.

 

Lynn Glydon

Lynn Glydon is a spirited, energetic and devoted member of the Adventure Group family.  From the inception of the Adventure Group in 1992, Lynn has been contributing her love for fun, her ability to connect with others and her problem solving skills as a Facilitator of Personal Growth Workshops and summer programs, reaching youth from over Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

She is passionate about helping others discover and utilize their own potential.  She has a strong background in the areas of Life Skills Training, Adventure Based Facilitation, Leadership Development and Self-Esteem programming. Lynn has been delivering life, parenting and employability skills programs since 2004 to youth ages 16-30; over hundreds of youth have successfully completed these programs with Lynn’s guidance and as a result, they were able to make significant changes in their personal and work lives.

Lynn mentored under Clara Roche for two years before completing her Life Skills Coach Training in March of 2006 through Holland College. Since then she has attended numerous training days and conferences that have contributed to her skills in adventure based facilitation. In 2015 Lynn received The Adventure Group “Champion for Youth Award” for her dedication to work with the youth of Prince Edward Island.

 

Denise Cheverie

Denise previously worked with the Adventure Group back in 2001-2004 and during that time she created the After-School Program that ran for a number of years to youth in junior high schools within Charlottetown.

Denise returned in the fall of 2010 bringing her previous adventure based programming skills, her background in management and various skills she gained from being a business owner. To date, Denise has facilitated over 100 workshops including personal growth, conflict resolution and team building. She currently interacts with high schools throughout central Prince Edward Island providing adventure based programming in the classroom and at our R.O.P.E.S course. She is also the co-coordinator/facilitator for our Life Management Program delivering life, parenting and employability skills to youth aged 18-30.

Denise has obtained various training to enhance her skills such as; Life Skills Coach Training, Conflict to Collaboration Skills Development, Mental Health First Aid for Youth certification and most recently Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) training receiving her Level 2 accreditation from AAMET International. Denise is passionate about learning holistic healing and is driven to continue educating herself to support those individuals she works closely with and is passionate when it comes to cultivation new ways to approach life and its challenges.

 

Raeanne Sheehan

Raeanne Sheehan was first involved with the Adventure Group as a youth leader from 1994-1997. In 2006 she returned as coordinator of the After School Program where she has worked with more than 200 intermediate school age youth to improve their self-confidence and sense of worth.

Since 2006 Raeanne has also facilitated 200 personal growth workshops and teambuilding days utilizing the organization’s ROPES Course.

In 2007-09 she worked within the school system as a substitute teacher which has helped build skills to effectively engage the youth she works with.

In 2011 she took time with the birth of her 3rd child to create a work/life balance that works for her family.

She has returned and is committed to helping others overcome barriers and letting them see their true potential. She uses her background in Psychology, her eagerness for continuous learning and her positive attitude and energy to deliver quality programs.

Kirstin Lund

Kirstin Lund is a conflict resolution consultant offering services in mediation, facilitation and conflict resolution training. Since leaving the practice of law in 1996, Kristin has co-ordinated many Provincial and Atlantic projects focused on conflict resolution, family violence prevention, problem solving for parents and children and social justice.

A faculty member of UPEI's Centre for Conflict Resolution Studies since 1998, Kirstin teaches several courses, including Introduction to Internet-Based Conflict Resolution, Interest Based Mediation, At the End of Your ROPE: Unravelling Group Conflict, and the Advanced Practice Seminar. She is one of two assessors for UPEI's certificate program applicants and is an assessor for Family Mediation Canada's national Certification Program.

Kirstin has been involved in the development of the Adventure Group's Transformative Parenting Program, which she continues to facilitate with Roxanne Carter-Thompson, and is currently working with the Adventure Group on the Rural Parents Network Project as a facilitator. Her involvement in both projects has assisted her to develop new skills to try out with her two boys, Bobby and Eddie.

In Memory Of:

Clara Roche


Clara Roche believed that life was an adventure, designed to be lived to the fullest. Over the course of her career as a social services worker, she has contibuted to the community and the lives of many through her vibrant spirit, her warm hugs and her vigor for life.  She believed that the most remarkable thing about life, and the only thing we can control, is attitude.  She inspired the attitudes of everyone she met, guiding through compassion, respect and dedication.  

Clara had the gift of making whomever was in her presence feel like they were important. She always took the time to care, listening with an open mind and heart, not because she had to but because she wanted to.  She modeled the power of conviction, never taking "No" for an answer and never accepting the words, "I can't".  At the Adventure Group, she helped others move forward with their lives and recognize their worth, helping them climb the ladder, cross the rope and let everything else go.  

For the last decade, at the end of each program she would say her final goodbyes, and announce her retirement; however, she always found a reason to come back.  She could not retire from being herself.  

Clara Roche was an incredible mentor, leader and co-worker. She will be truly missed and never forgotten.

 


 

 

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