"Our mentors aren't people who are older or more experienced than you are, they are the men and women who understand your struggle and truly care about you and your recovery. Their mission is to support, guide, and work with you in your continued journey to wellness"
Program Founder/Lead Mentor
Wayne is a 25 Year Army Veteran, Physician Assistant with multiple tours in his service of Canada. He is the founder of Alliance Veterans PTSD Retreat in 2014, and sits on the Board of Directors of it's Canadian non-profit organization. He is the Medical Authority for the program, and Lead Mentor.His medical experience also encompasses Certified Instructor for First Aid, CPR (level C), AED. He is a PADI Advanced diver, qualified in both Dive & Advanced Dive Medicine, and he has additional backgrounds in rappelling, & mountaineer.
Jani sits on the Board of Directors of Alliance Veterans Retreat, and is a Senior Mentor, who is from Nanaimo B.C. She is a retired Military Police Officer, and Emergency Program Manager. She also has worked with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Her experience as a military Commercial Diver, 200H Yoga Alliance accredited Yoga Instructor, Warriors at Ease Instructor Level 1, Trauma based yoga instructor, and a volunteer with the Philippine Red Cross is a true asset to the programs guiding principals.
Julian is a 22 year Toronto Police Officer. He is currently working as an Explosive Technician, active in his duty. He is a PADI Divemaster, and certified Resuce Diver but is an overall sports enthusiast. His years of dedicated service are highlighted in his Exemplary Service Award presented in 2015
Cynthia is the Alliance Veterans Retreat Program Director. With her husband Wayne, she is the co-owner of Cummings Highlands Eco Resort Inc. and Katahimikan Yoga School. She is a certified 200H Yoga Instructor, Warriors at Ease Instructor Level 1, Trauma based yoga instructor, a volunteer with the Philippine Red Cross, and assists as an Adventure Guide and PADI diver.
Lead Yoga Instructor/Island Guide
Starr is our retreat Yoga Alliance Accredited 200H Yoga Instructor specializing in: Trauma Based Yoga & Warriors at Ease Instructor Level 1. She is a Lead Adventure Guide, PADI Dive Instructor, Certified Resuce Diver and POUND fitness instructor. She is a CPR, First Aid, and Emergency First Responder qualified, and her career dedication is to the health and wellness of the military and their families.
William T. Beck
Adventure Guide Assistant
William is from Victoria, BC and is currently serving in his 9th year with the Canadian Royal Navy, as a Naval Communicator. He is lending his skills as an avid outdoorsman. He assists the program guides on the Island when rock climbing, repelling and kayaking .
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Alliance Adventure Veterans Retreat is always looking for volunteer veterans to help with our wellness PTSD adventure program. If you feel you can dedicate some time to helping other veterans in the program, or be a support mentor in Canada we would love to hear from you! Send us an email, and we will give you all the details!