Meet the Team and the Mini Crew

Annie & Sebastian

Sebastian is a super happy and active 2-year old boy who loves pizza, tacos, Shaun the Sheep, visits to his Abuela's and playing with his mum! Annie is an entrepreneur who grew up in West Vancouver and after a short stint in the UK came back home to start a family. Running a business plus being a full-time mum keeps her super busy, but Sebastian is undoubtedly her #1 priority and they are always on the lookout for classes, activities and fun things to do together.  

 

That's why she thought of a platform to gather all kid-friendly activities and events in the North Shore.  Instead of spending lots of time researching, everyone can now have more time to play and learn!.... So, along with Sebastian’s best friends and their parents, NSK aims to canvass the beautiful North Shore to bring you amazing ideas so you and your kids can enjoy to the fullest the most beautiful place in the world!

Kathy & Bridget

American by birth and Canadian by choice, Kathy immigrated to Vancouver from Los Angeles. She met her husband Shane here, and after years of trying to get pregnant, they finally became parents at age 46. Kathy quickly realized that, being from a foreign country, she knew nothing about the resources available here for supporting parents and their kids. She felt constantly behind the curve, not knowing about StrongStart, Mother Goose, or Thrive programs except through the occasional tips from fellow moms. That’s why she was eager to start North Shore Kids -- to give other parents a one-stop shop for information on raising kids in this community. 

 

At their home in Deep Cove, spunky Bridget keeps Kathy and Shane on their toes. Among Bridget’s interests are: climbing on furniture; pretending to talk on the phone; and dancing and singing along with the Wiggles. (Lachy, the purple Wiggle, is her special favourite.) When not parenting or working, Kathy likes to row, run, and do the physical fitness activity formerly known as Crossfit. She also likes to eat ice cream and baked goods -- hence all the exercising.

Maris & Henrik

While Henrik was born on the North Shore, Maris is a transplant from overseas.  She had been active in the outdoors - trail running, climbing, hiking - prior to having kids, and is currently working on finding ways to cultivate the same passion for the outdoors in her son.  That means you can often find them hiking, (stroller) running or camping, or generally enjoying the amazing natural environment on the North Shore.

Nicole & Maribel

Born in Calgary, moved to Kelowna at 13 and subsequently to North Vancouver at 17, Nicole is a photography enthusiast, amateur pianist, aspiring chef, craft addict, amigurumi artist, crochet master, and most importantly Mummy to Maribel. 

Maribel is a happy go-getter toddler, she loves her doggy Emme and going on new adventures. Her favourite foods are cheese, apples, cheese, noodles, cheese, berries  and oh did I say cheese? Her favourite things to do are reading books, sing mother goose songs, ride the electric bike with mom, go for dog walks, play in playgrounds, make chalk drawings, and her favourite thing of all is a trip to Maplewood Farm. Nicole and Maribel are very excited to share their adventures and stories with North Shore Kids.

Acknowledgements
Icons from the Noun Project and made by Becris / Made / Saruja / Larea / Pixelz Studio / Rizki / K. Armstrong / Alison / B.Davies /  365 / A.Oleynik
Capilano Lake Image by Gregozphotos
Family Image on Homepage by freepic.diller