Executive Director and Educator
Heather is a trilingual certified teacher, world traveller and permanent student! She founded Shepherd My Sheep in 2020 after surviving an abusive relationship.
As a certified advocate, she has walked alongside many other women fleeing domestic violence. As the Executive Director, she designs the curriculum for R.E.S.T. and conducts training sessions, as well as her administrative duties.
In her spare time, Heather loves to garden, read and travel.
Social Media, Fundraising
Cydney is a born and raised British Columbian. Growing up in Vancouver, and settling in the Okanagan 20 years ago, Cydney has established deep roots in the communities she has lived, worked and played in. Cydney's professional background has been all in healthcare.
From acute care, to community care, Cydney's passion has always been the people she is serving. Cydney is a fierce human rights advocate, believing and pushing for equal rights and acceptance for all and has served in varying volunteer roles within her community on various boards and nonprofit leadership roles. Outside of work, Cydney and her partner are passionate organic farmers, who focus on sustainable, regenerative, small scale agriculture. In our free time we enjoy all the Okanagan has to offer, are avid outdoor enthusiasts, and travellers.
Assistant to the E.D., Educator
Drew has a Bachelor of Applied Arts. Prior to joining Shepherd My Sheep, Drew worked for Nexus BC, creating and delivering educational programs to seniors on Emergency Preparedness. Currently, he works as the Assistant to the Executive Director and leads the training in local schools and community groups.
Before moving to B.C. during COVID, Drew worked for many years with the Children's Aid Society of Ontario, as a family support worker. This gave him in-depth knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and the trauma it causes. Drew is hoping to continue his education in 2023, with a focus on counselling.
In his spare time, Drew enjoys spending time on his boat, skiing and playing cribbage with his family.
Barbara is currently studying for a master's in linguistics, emphasizing Cultural intelligence & Acquisition. She hopes to work with teenagers and women at risk; and aspires to help people understand and navigate cultural nuances, including family, country and ethnicity.
During her leisure time, Barbara loves to take her boy out in nature, read fiction with her husband and play the ukelele.