Daniel grew up in Northern Ontario – Thunder Bay, where he completed his college degree in Business Administration – Human Resources. He started with the board this year and is excited to be prominent in the community on top of his volunteer involvement with The Salvation Army, Turn the Tables on Hunger, and The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Daniel is currently an Employment Coach with Agilec – the local employment resource centre here in Orillia. When he’s not at work or volunteering, he enjoys long distance running, spending time with friends and hanging out with his cats – John and Phil.
Shari has worked with/for a variety of not-for-profit organizations including The Ontario Eco-tourism Society, Green Tourism and a number of volunteer boards. Shari currently works in the literacy world for the Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network and in her spare time dotes on her family and especially her new granddaughter.
Marg has been a snowmobiler since she retired from Bell Canada. Every year, as a member of the Bass Lake Snowmobile Club, she has taken part in the Snowmobile Ride for Literacy. She was always impressed with the hard work that the ODLC did for this event and thought that maybe she could help too. Marg is also a member of the Alzheimer’s Society and the Women’s Institute, whose main functions are helping in the community, so why not help in this much needed community volunteer organization.
Born in Toronto, Lynn relocated to Orillia in 1989. Lynn comes to the ODLC after many years of work in finance and administration, spending her last ten years as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer at the Rama First Nation Government Offices. Since retirement, Lynn has spent much of her time fulfilling her life-long passion to travel by visiting over thirty foreign countries. In her spare time, she has served as a board member or volunteer with other non-profit organizations such as: Office Assistant for Hospice Orillia, Friendly Visitor for Helping Hands, Sight-Mate for the CNIB, Recreation Assistant for the Birchmere Retirement Residence, Treasurer for the Lake Country Probus Club, and Director of the Stephen Leacock Literary Award. Lynn is both enthusiastic and eager to help contribute to the continuing success of the ODLC.
Courtney grew up in Orillia and graduated from McMaster University in 2013 after studying Political Science and History. She first started with the ODLC as a tutor in 2015 and has seen firsthand the difference the ODLC is making the lives of adult learners. Courtney is currently working as an Employment Coach at Agilec – Orillia’s Employment Resource Centre and continues to volunteer with other community partners. In her spare time she enjoys watching documentaries and looking at pictures of giraffes and puppies.
Laura began volunteering at the ODLC as a tutor in 2007. She is thrilled to meet so many different people – students, volunteers, and staff – from her own community. It is a wonderful opportunity to share in others’ successes as they capitalize on their strengths and achieve their goals through hard work and perseverance. She continues to look forward to participating in the activities and events of the ODLC in the years to come.