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JOB NEWS: Clients employed since January 2017

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Telephone: 902-429-5878
Toll Free: 1-866-429-5878
Fax: (902) 429-5858
Email: info@reachability.org

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3845 Joseph Howe Drive, Suite 201
Halifax, NS B3L 4H9
Business Hours
Monday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Meet the reachAbility team

OFFICE MANAGER & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT – KATIE LEWIS

Katie
What do you love?
My family and friends!
What do you most enjoying learning about?
I love learning! I am happy when I can learn anything new and I do believe we learn something new every day!
What makes you feel alive?
Accomplishing goals and helping other people.
Five Favorites
• Place: Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia. This is where my mom lives and my cottage is! (My happy place!)
• Fruit: Any kind of berries! (Blueberries, Strawberries etc.)
• Season: The summer! I love the beach and the sun
• Animal: My cat, Onyx!
• Colour: Purple

COUNSELLOR – LIRAZ RAHINSHTEIN (ON MATERNITY LEAVE)
What do you love?
I love my husband and my kids. I love my family. I love my friends. I love to practice yoga and relax
What do you most enjoy learning about? I enjoy learning new things every day! For me a day without learning is a wasted day
What makes you feel alive?
Watching the sun set and playing with my kids
Five Favorites
• Movie: Scent of a Woman
• Song/music/band/artist: “Fragile” by Sting. “On and on the rain will fall like tears from a star, on and on the rain will say how fragile we are…”
• Saying: “Thoughts lead to words and words lead to reality.”
• Book: “The Drama of the Gifted Child” by Alice Miller
• TV Show: Seinfeld

CAREER NAVIGATION COUNSELLOR – BRITTANY EISNERBrittney Eisner
What do you love?
My family, friends, animals, the water, bonfires, and food (probably more than I should)
What do you most enjoy learning about?
I love learning from people. Everyone has such unique experiences and stories to share and I enjoy listening to it all!
What makes you feel alive?
Being near the water, kayaking or canoeing, playing with dogs, and being surrounded by the people I care about
Five Favorites
• Celebrity: Will Smith
• Place: My cottage by the lake, but anywhere by water, really
• Comfort Food: Just one? I think it would be a toss-up between pizza or chocolate
• Game: Pictionary, though I struggle even drawing stick figures
• Climate: Fall, perfect temperature and the trees are beautiful

CLIENT NAVIGATOR – NATASHA WHALEN 

What do you love?

My family, my friends, sleeping, the feeling of accomplishing things, and not to forget – my cat Mr.Bean!

What do you most enjoy learning about?
I love learning about the world of business and how entrepreneurs have achieved their success. We all think so differently, it’s incredible really!  I also love learning about how far people have come in their lives and barriers that they’ve overcome. Anyone who’s story starts with “I started from the bottom now I’m here” is normally a story I’d want to hear.

What makes you feel alive?
Helping others. No better feeling than giving back and putting a smile on someone’s face! Also dancing or singing, or singing and dancing.
Five Favorites
• Place: Falls Lake in Windsor. This is my secret summer hideaway, which is not so secret anymore.
• Fruit: Pineapple all the way!

  • Season: Fall – I love all the activities that take place.
  • Summer activity: Kayaking
  • Hobby: Pretending I know how to play the ukulele. Also singing along to songs and making up my own lyrics as I go.

 

LEGAL COORDINATOR- NATHAN KAULBACK
What do you love?
I love my cat, Finnegan, being outdoors, reading, and of course, my friends and family.
What do you most enjoy learning about?
New perspectives on social and political issues as well as anything related to the law. I also try to stay up on current global events as much as possible and to learn about their history.
What makes you feel alive?
Exploring new places!
Five Favorites
• Season: Fall
• Food: Avocado
• Book: Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche
• Place: Paris
• Music: Jazz, ambient, folk, and (almost) anything experimental

ONE-STEP-CLOSER FACILITATOR – JOE LANGJoe Lang (2)
What do you love?
Being in a capacity of helping others, community minded
What do you most enjoy learning about?
History
What makes you feel alive?
Being curious
Five Favorites
• Movie: Once upon a time in America
• Song: Lynyrd Skynyrd “Free Bird”
• TV Show: The Simpsons
• Place: Being by the beach and ocean
• Temperature: 24˚C

SUCCESS 40 FACILITATOR –  ANGELA MORASH
What do you love?
My boys – my husband and two sons. Each of them continue to surprise me and make me smile every day. I also love the ocean, it’s my stress free zone where all the troubles of life wash away with the waves.
What do you most enjoy learning about
People. People are so interesting.  Everyone has a different opinion and different outlook on life. You can learn so much from every person you meet if you just listen to them.
What makes you feel alive?
Music. Music touches the soul. There is a song that goes along with every important part of my life.  Music can bring back the moment and feeling of each of those experiences.  It can make you happy, sad, angry, calm…
Five Favorites
• Book: Crime and Punishment… if you haven’t read it – you should!
• Instrument: Guitar – I don’t play it personally, but listening to an acoustic guitar quietly play while sitting next to the fire… so peaceful.
• Summer thing to do – camping!
• Dessert – fresh baked cinnamon rolls… nothing tastes or smells better!
• Personality Trait – Honesty, you just can’t go wrong with being honest

EMPLOYMENT BOOTCAMP FACILITATOR – KATELYN WOOLAVERKatelyn
What do you love?
I love my family and I love a dog named Finn
What do you most enjoy learning about?
Current events. I have an interest in politics. I also enjoy learning about new crafts and DIY projects
What makes you feel alive?
Spending time in nature and learning new skills
Five Favorites
• TV Show: Gilmore Girls
• Scent: Lilac
• Public Person: Rachel Maddow
• Movie: Take this Waltz, Stories We Tell
• Fruit: Watermelon

TRANSITION 101 FACILITATOR – TREVOR MORSE
What do you love?
My wife, my family, my friends and my career! Also, gaming!
What do you most enjoy learning about?
People: their stories, journeys and perspectives. I also get excited about the world, both the natural world and the social world. I love animals and nature, but I’m also fascinated by humanity writ large and cultural / political diversity.
What makes you feel alive?
Helping others, laughing, peaceful quiet moments, being with my wife, succeeding at something new.
Five Favorites
• My Wife
• Games
• People
• Food
• The Internet

SYCLE FACILITATOR- YANA GOLDYana
What do you love?
I love my family, my husband, our amazing daughter and our two wonderful French Bulldogs, Gucci & Churchill. I love my friends and my home.
What do you most enjoy learning about?
History- biographies, Psychology and Zoology
What makes you feel alive?
My daughter’s laughter, being outside in the forest, in the desert or near the ocean, petting my dogs, traveling to new and to known destinations.
Five Favorites
• The smell of nature after the rain.
• The movie Forrest Gump
• Fruits and vegetables
• Wine tasting and wine festivals
• The Autumn

 

 

JOB DEVELOPER – BREA TEASDALE-HINDYBrea Teasdale-Hindy (2)
What do you love?
My family, my friends, my fur babies, my job and adventure!
What do you most enjoy learning about?
I love to discover new things and experiences. I love being able to better understand a variety of perspectives on life!
What makes you feel alive?
Being in the woods with my fiancé and dogs, kayaking and swimming in the ocean
Five Favorites
• Place to Travel: Cape Breton and Newfoundland
• Musical Artist: David Bowie
• Movie Genre: Horror (zombies are the best!) and comedy
• Food: Anything with chocolate or cream cheese
• Role Model: My grandmother–the most honest, caring, and hard working woman I have ever known

SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR- BEN SUTHERLAND
What do you love?
I love my friends, family, and Sophie. But I also love animated shows made in Canada and pretzels.
What do you most enjoy learning about?
I love learning about people, art, and technology. Especially where those subjects intercept.
What makes you feel alive? 
Going on cool adventures with cool people is what makes me feel alive.
Five Favorites
• Watching snow blow past the windows.
• Bread/Bread Sticks.
• The feeling of being in a parked car in the rain.
• Cool looking buildings, and built spaces.
• Movies, Cartoons, Comics, and Games.

BAFF DIRECTOR- SARAH MARSHALL
What do you love?
I love my cat Yuno, my significant other, and above all else, taking naps. I’m also a big fan of coffee and breakfast foods.
What do you most enjoy learning about?
I enjoy learning about arts and culture in our local community. We live in such a unique, talented, and exciting province.
What makes you feel alive?
Getting outside on a beautiful day, going for a run, painting, or a lovely dinner date.
Five Favourites 
•Food: Anything sweet, i’m a dessert fiend. I especially enjoy pie.
•Animal: It’s hard to pick, but I like foxes the most. I would love a pet fox.
•Genre: Time-travel literature, especially anime.
•Hobby: Taking snapchats of my cat.
•Colour: I like cool, relaxing colours, like shades of blues and purples.

ASSET COORDINATOR – AMANDA GRINTER

What do you love?
I love interacting with a variety of people who have different backgrounds, experiences and personalities.
I’m a serious foodie! Trying new food (and eating in general) is my favorite thing to do.
I’m a geology nerd. I have a huge collection of rocks, crystals, gems and minerals that I cherish.
And saving the best for last, I love my family, friends and kitties!

What do you most enjoy learning about?
Psychology, art & creativity, holistic healing and therapeutic modalities/spirituality, different cultures of the world.

What makes you feel alive?
Laughing uncontrollably until it hurts! Doing things that require all of my courage. Saying yes to those split second, now or never moments that scare me. I love facing my fears.

Five Favorites
Color: Green
Scent: Vanilla/Coconut
Snack: Pickles
Sport: Baseball
Quote: “Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of others” – Carl Jung

GATEWAY COORDINATOR – JOE HOLLERY 

What do you love?
I love my wife, children, family, friends and drum set.
What do you most enjoy learning about? Everything I can absorb, but mostly I enjoy learning how to play new songs on the drums.
What makes you feel alive?
Laughing, having fun with family and friends, playing to an active audience and, most importantly, watching my children grow, learn and develop a sense of humour.
Five Favorites
• Movie: Jaws
• Song/music/band/artist: I listen to as much as possible. Currently, The Four Seasons, Eagles, Matchbox Twenty and Metallica
• Saying: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde
• Book: “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson
• TV Show: Walking Dead & It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

 

HOUSE ADVOCATE – PAUL VIENNEAU PAUL

Halifax photographer Paul Vienneau formally trained as a musician at St Francis Xavier and the University of Toronto, where he studied jazz bass. He is from a musical family.
After a life spent in music, or as he calls it, “The First Half”, Paul switched his focus to photography. Music had always been the job, photography the hobby. Now photography is his job, and music is his hobby.
Paul is fascinated with all genres of photography. After years of only photographing landscapes and urban details, Paul began to photograph people a few years ago. He finds it to be a great way to meet and get to know people, and he strives to reveal the Real Person behind the cliched “say cheese”. Paul finds this moment similar to musical rhythm, where the unguarded Real Person is “between the beats” and an ideal portrait session will be a conversation and a collaboration between photographer and subject.

 

THERAPY DOG- GUCCIGuicci

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Five Favorites
• French cheese, sushi, blueberries
• Bum & belly scratches
• Playing with basketballs, soccer balls, and tennis balls well… as long as it jumps & it’s chewable
• Being around people
• Spending time outside exploring & stretching my legs

THERAPY BEARDED DRAGON- HENRYhenry

Five Favorites
•Worms
•Blueberries
•Hanging out with my friends
•My wooden hut
•Sitting on my pillow

THERAPY DOG- CHURCHILL

Five Favorites
• Reciving affection
• Food- in general
• Hanging out with my Moms – Gucci and Yana
• Being “bad” and jumping on the couch
• Going for walks

 

 

THERAPY FISH- Reachie

Five Favorites
• Swimming
• Eating my food
• Blue rocks
• Peace
• Exploring my water tank

                                                                                                                     

 

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Toll Free 1-866-429-5878
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