Our Team

Mount Forest Team

Hartley

Camp Lead @ Mount Forest

I have been involved in Life Gears for 4 years now starting off as a participant, then a volunteer and now a staff member. In my free time I am a part of Girl Guides, love to bake and of course explore everything STEM! The majority of my work will be done in the Wellington North area. I can’t wait to continue to meet new friends and teach youth all about the fabtastic world of STEM!

Pidge

Camp Manager @ Mount Forest

I am a neurodivergent teenager who is very interested in nature and everything in it. I plan on going to university for Earth and Environmental science. I have a huge passion for science and want to inspire future generations to get into STEM. I have done a few summer camps in the past both as a volunteer and attendee. I'm very excited to create an inclusive and inviting learning space for all the kids!

Guelph Team

Julianna

Camp Manager @ Guelph

Julianna previously worked with Life Gears to create a virtual camp at the start of the pandemic and is excited to see the return of camps. She is studying Child and Youth Studies in St. Catharines. She adores anything involving the arts and kids! Julianna is looking forward to this new learning opportunity and meeting everyone!

Gouri

Camp Lead @ Guelph

Gouri is attending the University of Guelph for Biological Sciences with a minor in Studio Art. She loves kids and has worked with many camps. She loves to explore aspects of the world and help others understand them as well! She is creative, compassionate, and curious

Mia

Rainbow Mentors and LGA Camp Lead

Mia is a highschool student attending Centennial and has attended this camp in past years. She plans to further explore computer science, digital design and environmental sciences. They enjoy working on art projects in their free time, as well as learning about nature. Mia is eager to meet new people and help campers feel comfortable while having fun!

Hanifa

STEM Activity Programmer

Hanifa completed a Bachelor of Science at the American University of Beirut along with a Master of Science in Genomics at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar. After 4 years of teaching Science at the middle school level, she decided to pursue her passion of becoming a physician. Currently, she is in her last year of Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph, after which she will be applying to medical school. As a neurodivergent, she has developed her interests into skills in floral design, photography, and creative writing. She volunteers in multiple capacities with Homewood Health; Canadian Blood Services; Human Anatomy Lab and as an Emergency First Responder with St. John's ambulance. And most importantly, she absolutely lovessssssssssssssssssssssss horses.

Meher

STEM Activity Programmer

Meher is a grade 9 student attending GCVI in September. She is really excited to work with kids interested in the sciences just like her! In her free time, Meher enjoys reading; watching T.V; baking; and playing games with her younger sister. Meher is very excited to meet new people with bright minds and great ideas!

Masa

Camp Leader

This is Masa's first year working at a summer camp so she is very excited to explore STEM with all the kids! She is a teenager who likes to bake and loves indie music. Her favourite subject is science and she would like to study Medicine at the UofT. Business is another one of her interests and she'd like to start her own one day!

Emily

HR and Administrative Assistant

Emily is in her last year of school at the University of Guelph, majoring in Business Management. She is passionate about accessibility and inclusion; creating equal opportunities for everyone. As a neurodivergent, she has experienced the drastic increase in potential that exists when given proper supports and accommodations. As such, Emily encourages others to embrace their uniqueness and know that not everyone fits in the same box, and that's okay!

Sarah

President and Founder of Life Gears Academy

Sarah completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph with a focus in Mathematics, Physics, and Studio Arts and later completed a Bachelor of Education at Queen's University.

With 8 years of experience running STEM outreach programs/camps, she loves what she does and teaching has always been a passion of hers. Sarah's favourite part about teaching/ training is building confidence and excitement in others and being a part of that moment when someone realizes their potential.

Past Team Members

Julian

Virtual Programming Instructor (Guelph/Online)

Julian is a Software Engineering student currently at the University of Guelph. He loves computers and programming, and is always excited to share his interests with kids who want to know more.

Kendell

Virtual Programming Instructor and Manager (Guelph/Online)

Kendell has just earned her Bachelor of Education from St. Thomas University and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph, with a focus in Mathematics, Statistics, and Business. Kendell has run STEM clubs and camps and is looking forward to pursuing a career in the education field.

Abbey

Camp Instructor (Guelph)

Abbey is excellent with children. She has tons of experience working with kids at camp, as well as babysitting for many families.

Alex

Club Instructor (Guelph)

Alex is studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph and loves working with kids. She especially enjoys running our all girls programs and the kids love her!