Faculty

V.I. Nainamo: Faculty

Carolyn Herriot

Teacher


Carolyn is a local food activist and farmer, an author and lecturer, inspiring others to grow food and save seeds. For 25 years she developed The Garden Path Centre in Victoria as a plant nursery and teaching garden, and for the production of ‘Seeds of Victoria’.

Nancy Elizabeth Laird, BSc., R.H.N.

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Her recent passions are teaching food workshops in Preserving the Harvest and Fermentation at the Commons, Gabriola Island, and working with Help the Kelp in the restoration of the kelp beds off Gabriola Island where she resides. She is the proud mother of Joseph and Leah.

Stephanie Long, R.H.N.

Teacher


With a special focus on intuitive eating, mindset shifts, and personal coaching, Stephanie is a course instructor for Fundamentals of Business, Mind/Body/Spirit II and Preventative Nutrition.

Rhona McAdam, R.H.N., MLS, MFC, CACE

Teacher


She has been active in Victoria’s urban agriculture and food security network since 2008, particularly with Lifecycles’ Fruit Tree Project, the Gorge Tillicum Urban Farmers and Haliburton Community Organic Farm.

Madison Agrey, R.H.N.

Teacher


Madison graduated from the Nanaimo branch of CSNN in 2015 and has completed over 300 hours in yoga teacher training. She has also received training in mindfulness and birth work.

Dona Bradley, R.H.N.

Teacher


Dona loves the opportunity to educate her students and clients about the healing power of foods and how to prepare them simply for optimum flavor and nutrition.

Dr. Michelle Decker, BSc, MSc, ND

Teacher


Dr. Decker realized her primary passion was working with patients. Dr. Decker graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in 2015 and opened Horizons Holistic Health Clinic, Victoria, in 2016.

Krista Erskine, R.H.N.

Teacher


Through Athletica Food and Fitness, Krista strives to help people discover their best selves through fitness, nutrition and healthy living.  She is passionate about helping others benefit from eating well and taking care of their bodies from the inside out.

Kelli Etheridge

R.H.N. (2013)

Dr. Olena Gill, R.Ac., DIHom, CCH, ND

Teacher


Dr. Olena has wide-ranging experience treating many health conditions, and has a special interest in endocrine disorders, including thyroid health, diabetes and chronic autoimmune disorders.

Dr. Crystal Hadikin, BSc. ND

Teacher


From a young age, Dr. Hadikin has been fascinated by health and medicine.  While working as a pharmacy technician she saw the frustration patients had with their health and started to learn more about nutrition, preventative health and natural wellness.

Dr. Colleen Hartwick, N.D.

Teacher


Dr. Hartwick has always had a passion for health and wellness and a fascination for the human body. Following her passion, she pursued post-secondary studies in the field of Kinesiology and Physical Education, as well as Psychology, at Wilfrid Laurier University.