is a published writer, artist, international workshop facilitator, and a daily diner at the banquet of life. After dropping out of high school at 17, she went on to study Business Administration & Management at Ryerson as a supposedly mature student before completing her B.A. at York University with studies in Psychology and Law & Society. She is an avid collector of life experiences, both personal (as an adopted middle child, sister, friend, wife, mother, single parent, divorcee and grandmother) and professional (in the private, public, and non-profit sectors). Her interactive approach to community building begins with each individual identifying their strengths, challenges and ways to contribute to the co-creation of a respectful, collaborative and dynamic workshop experience that culminates with profound new understandings and newly developed skills to integrate into their wider communities. Lynda loves living near large bodies of water with expansive beaches for long walks and water clean and warm enough for soaking her head.