Robin Hethey joins our learning family!
A new Operations Manager joins the 7S team!
We warmly welcome founding board member and past president, Robin Hethey to our team! As Operations Manager, Robin Hethey replaces Ann Quarterman who has joined the BC Wildfire Services in Castlegar after seven years of working with “wonderful people” and enjoying “great experiences” during her time at our Learning Centre.
“I will miss the Centre very much but know it will be in the capable hands of old and new staff and board,” says Ann who helped with the transition, training and mentoring of her replacement over the Summer. “The Centre and its students will always hold a special place in my heart,” she adds.
“We would like to thank Ann for her years of service, commitment and dedication to our Centre and wish her all the best in her new position,” says 7S board member Christine DeMarco. “Robin brings her history, unique style, experience, skills, qualities, passion and shared vision to the position and we look forward to working with her,” she adds on behalf of the hiring committee for Seven Summits Centre for Learning.
Robin’s active support for 7S over the years, her interest in local initiatives and her underlying passion for community sustainability is reflected in her working life as well as her return to school in 2017 to pursue a Master’s degree in Sustainable Leisure Management. As Rossland’s Pool Manager and the City’s Recreation Programmer, she has been responsible for the development and management of a range of social and physical assets over a 14 year period that continues to contribute enormous benefit to local youth and families, including its pool camps, advanced bike skills park, skate park, and Rossland’s Youth Action Network. Most recently she held the position of Supervisor of Guest Services at The Josie Hotel.
“Climate change and a global pandemic have highlighted the need for localized knowledge and community sustainability, and my vision for the Centre is to help position the students as young people who have skills for the future. In my role as Operations Support for 7S, I hope to explore personal sustainability with the students, including beekeeping and DIY skills,” says Robin whose recent graduate thesis explored personal sustainability and eradicating single-use grocery plastic. Both concepts were put to the test while attending VIU in Nanaimo, where she experienced ‘tiny house living’ in a forested campground beside Westwood Lake in a 24ft RV with her 16-year-old daughter and dog.