Tinda Holland has a wonderful creative background complemented by her strong business acumen. Her 48 year career has evolved around dance, theatre, special events and the charitable sector, garnering her much success and accolades from her peers as a serious fund development officer. Her own inexhaustible commitment to volunteering is a model for others to do the same. She has held such titles as:
- Founder & President, Artistic Director & Dance Educator of her own Dance Studio/Touring Company/Summer Theatre Dance Camp
- Manager, National Corporate Sponsorship/Special Events – Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
- Director of Development – Reach for the Rainbow, a children’s charity
- Research & Special Event Consultant – CNIB, Heart & Stroke Foundation
Douglas Hurst, the newest staff member at The Concerned Kids, has been a volunteer puppeteer with our organization for the last three years. In his new role as Program Coordinator / Puppeteer / Trainer he brings more than 16 years creative experience working with children and youth. When not working for The Concerned Kids, he is the resident artist for Art Starts teaching visual art for after school programming and workshop inter-city camps. In addition, he remains the resident drama teacher at Windermere Kids and Green Apple Kids preschool using his puppetry skills.