Dr. Troy Patenaude, PhD (he/him)
Georgian Bay Métis scholar, educator, curator, and ACMG hiking guide who has spent his life exploring the intersection between nature, arts, culture, and social change.
Rob Patenaude (he/him)
Georgian Bay Métis guide, builder, innovator, and entrepreneur whose sense of adventure, strong work ethic, and enduring relationship with Marilyn, laid the foundation for Cross River.
Marilyn Patenaude (she/her)
Settler Canadian (British/Scottish), artist, educator, homemaker, and supporter with a knack for making people feel at home around her, which is also part of the fabric of Cross River.
Erica Olmstead, MMEd (she/her)
Settler Canadian (Welsh/French), free-choice learning educator with interests in cross-curricular, aesthetic, affective, participatory, and dialogic learning models.
Melaina Patenaude, MA (she/her)
Georgian Bay Métis plant specialist, wildcrafter, and medicine maker with a reverence for the traditional knowledge about plants, food systems, and ecology that was passed down to her.
Rocky Courtoreille (he/him)
Cree/Iroquois/French member of Driftpile First Nation and skilled social worker who values the opportunity to connect through humour, and make a difference in lives of youth he meets.
Delmar Williams (he/him)
Squamish/Lil’wat skills practitioner, hunter, archer, fisher, harvester, and ACMG hiking guide who trains youth, adults, and teachers in ancestral skills, knowledges, and resourcefulness.
Teresa Fritz (she/her)
Settler Canadian cook, hospitality artisan, mother, and nature lover whose mission is to create community and connectedness through thoughtful and shared meals and experiences.