Tinda Holland, Executive Director, has a wonderful creative background complemented by her strong business acumen. Her 49 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, Program Director, Performing Puppeteer / Trainer / Script Writer, has a 22 year history working with children and youth, as resident artist for Art Starts’ after school programming/workshop inter-city camps; remains the resident drama teacher at Windermere Kids and Green Apple Kids preschool using his puppetry skills.
Courtney Lamanna, Resident Puppeteer / Trainer / Script Writer, has been with The Concerned Kids for the last 2 years. A graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, specializing in acting / singing / dancing. Courtney believes theatre and puppetry can be life-changing for young minds.
Douglas and Courtney are the backbone of the organization and both know 23 scripts, plus train new puppeteer recruits.