A photograph of the Zero Ceiling team. They are dressed in bright colours and standing in front of a bright mural by Chilli Thom Our Team Our Team



Meet the team

Great relationships are at the heart of everything we do at Zero Ceiling. Every member of our team is engaged with Zero Ceiling because of a strong belief in the organization’s transformational work, and each person involved moves mountains to make that work happen.

Sean Easton

Sean Easton

Co-Executive Director

Chris Wrightson

Chris Wrightson

Co-Executive Director

Melissa Henderson

Melissa Henderson

Work 2 Live Program Manager

Anita Patrick

Anita Patrick

Zero Ceiling Auntie

Cedy Nkunzumwami

Cedy Nkunzumwami

Adventure Session Coordinator

Eugene Tong

Eugene Tong

Overnight Support Worker (On-Call)

Jason McSkimming

Jason McSkimming

Overnight Support Supervisor

Laura Rudderforth

Laura Rudderforth

Support Worker (On-Call)

Mike Cesario

Mike Cesario

Overnight Support Worker

Lizi McLoughlin

Lizi McLoughlin

Development Manager

Atlin Fraser

Atlin Fraser

Life Skills Coordinator

Dez Lederer

Dez Lederer

Overnight Support Worker

Fran Posselt

Fran Posselt

HR & Operations Coordinator

Kievan Blackwell

Kievan Blackwell

Supportive Employment Coordinator

Lincoln McCardle

Lincoln McCardle

Overnight Support Worker (On-Call)

Paul Park-Baxter

Paul Park-Baxter

Overnight Support Worker

Jill Patrick

Jill Patrick

Manager of Grants & Culture

Bridgit Muldoon

Bridgit Muldoon

Support Worker (On-Call)

Diana Cavill

Diana Cavill

Development & Operations Coordinator

Holly Meadows

Holly Meadows

Overnight Support Worker (On-Call)

Kim McGauley

Kim McGauley

Youth Case Worker

Max Somerville

Max Somerville

Overnight Support Worker (On-Call)

Tom Graham

Tom Graham

Overnight Support Worker

Meet the Board

Nicole Chetwynd, Chair

Nicole Chetwynd, Chair

Business Owner

Mathieu Bouchard, Treasurer

Mathieu Bouchard, Treasurer

Accountant, Gordon Wiber and Associates

Brett Trainor - Secretary

Brett Trainor - Secretary

ESG & Sustainability Strategy

Catherine Power-Chartrand

Catherine Power-Chartrand

General Manager, Whistler Magazine

Nicola Bentley

Nicola Bentley

Strategist, Facilitator and Educator

Jon Dietrich

Jon Dietrich

President, Couloir Project Management

Russ Wood

Russ Wood

Senior Director of Snow and Bike School, Whistler Blackcomb

Jill Johnston - Past Chair

Jill Johnston - Past Chair

Director of Communications, Family Services of the North Shore

Tanya Kong

Tanya Kong

Lawyer & Life Enthusiast

 

FOUNDER

Chris Winter

Chris Winter

Founder of Zero Ceiling, Founder of Big Mountain Bike Adventures

Chris Winter founded Zero Ceiling in 1997 after being given an opportunity to help several street youth from Vancouver have a chance to experience an adventure of a lifetime on the slopes of Whistler.

From personal experience, Chris knew the value of living an active and healthy lifestyle and he knew bringing disadvantaged youth to the mountains would be an amazing opportunity for them. Chris has spent over 20 years living in the Whistler area and he travels the world with his mountain bike and road bike touring companies, Big Mountain Bike Adventures and Cycleventures.