Joel encourages students and educators to take more intelligent risks. With experience as a juggler, musician, and engineer, he has a unique and holistic approach to problem solving and the creative process. Joel strives to create a generation of global citizens. He envisions people everywhere engaging in meaningful journeys in pursuit of a better world.
Brandon Love has dedicated his life to understanding and celebrating the wonders of the mind. As a professional magician, Brandon aims to awaken students to their creative potentials by revealing The Real Secret of Magic. In his wildest dreams, the world is full of self-directed learners, united in their desire to seek and experience wonder.
Katharine has worked in museums, libraries, and the health care sector both in Canada and abroad. She is passionate about civic engagement and preserving cultural and natural heritage for future generations. Katharine wants to see people of all ages find confidence in their individual voice. She believes that all youth should be able to connect with positive mentors, and have access to the best tools to become critical thinkers.
Past Beanstalk Project Team Members
Crystal is an avid outdoors person with a passion for travelling, education and healthy living. Through education, Crystal believes that students should feel inspired and empowered to participate in the community at large. You will surely feel both after attending The Beanstalk Project's upcoming Unconference and meeting her in person!
Karen is an Art Therapist who is passionate about inspiring and assisting youth in meeting their goals. She has a background in psychology and currently runs therapeutic groups in residential treatment settings with children and youth in the foster care system. In her off time, Karen enjoys using her imagination, making art, and doing outdoor activities. She adds an enthusiastic, "I can't wait to work with you at the unconference!"
Hillary spent many years in the camping & outdoor recreation business, both in Canada and England. A talented manager and facilitator, she is great at getting stuff done.
Even More Guests! Facilitators & Mentors
For conferences and programs, The Beanstalk Project is often lucky to invite guests who each bring unique and valuable experiences! Want to get involved? Email us!
While we miss being able to run live, in-person workshops (and, let’s face it, have fun with our friends on stage), our mission is to support teachers and students in better education. We’re committed to doing so in a way that is safe and effective during these times. We’re excited about our new online options for students and will continue to develop and offer these options for as long as necessary.