Youth Services Team
Whether you are joining into a program or contacting us about what services are available for youth, you’ll hear from one of these smiling faces!
Krista Germyn, Director of Clinical Service Delivery
Krista has been working in the field of youth service for well over a decade. She brings her experience in a variety of roles to Sea to Sky Community Services as the Director of Clinical Service Delivery. Starting her career in the non profit sector in various youth programs, Krista built her foundational skills and knowledge in a multi service youth centre focusing on the drop-in program, youth shelter and the development and coordination of a drug and alcohol prevention program. These experiences helped Krista develop a keen understanding of the needs of vulnerable youth. Additionally, Krista worked as a youth outreach worker ensuring that relationships with young people and community partners were at the heart of her practice. Lastly, as the Youth Services Coordinator for a regional municipality, she focused on community social development, supervising a team of staff and working with internal and external stakeholders to deliver on the Youth Service Plan for the city.
It has been Krista’s greatest privilege to be invited into the lives of young people, assisting in their development as a mentor and creating needed programs and services. As a Registered Social Worker, Krista’s education and training compliment her experience well. She is excited to continue to bring her passion for this work to Squamish and ensure that local young people have what they need to thrive.
Caitlin Anderson (she/her), Manager of Youth Services
Caitlin Anderson has worm many hats at SSCS, now Manager of Youth Services. She started with Sea to Sky Community Services as a Youth Worker at the previous Squamish Youth Resource Centre in 2016 and shortly after began coordinating the youth programs. Caitlin studied Social Work in Sudbury Ontario and it was during that time she discovered her desire to support young people and that she could use her love of experiential learning and the outdoors to do so. She has worked for a variety of wilderness based therapeutic programs for youth including leading extensive coastal canoeing and hiking expeditions in Alaska. She brings her experience working for several outdoor education companies, summer camps, youth drop in centers and outreach services.
Her desire to see youth find happiness and joy in life is what motivates her to provide meaningful and fun programs. You can expect to see her smiling and laughing alongside the youth programs.
BORN: Mississauga, Ontario
FAVOURITE MOVIE: Avatar
FAVOURITE QUOTE: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
I WILL NEVER BE SEEN WITHOUT: A smile
ICE CREAM? Local to Squamish shop Alice and Brohm Raspberry flavor in a donut!
FUN FACT: I’ve been on a 48-day canoe trip in Alaska.
Alyssa McGinnis, Youth Services Coordinator
Bio coming soon!
Craig Krochak (he/him), Youth Worker
Born: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Favorite movie: Shaun of the Dead
Favorite book: The Expanse Series by James S. A. Corey
Favorite quote: “Only focus on what you can control, do not worry yourself with you cannot control”
I will never be seen without: Wearing Tie Dye
Favorite place to travel/visit:Pisew Falls Provincial Park, Northern Manitoba
Fun Fact: I rescued a kitten, which ended up being pregnant, and had six little kittens running around my house at some point. Went from never owning a pet to owning six! They all found homes and the mom (Blake) now lives with me.
Holly Barrington (she/her), Relief Youth Worker
BORN: Cape Breton, NS
FAVOURITE MOVIE: Dirty Dancing
FAVOURITE BOOK: The Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down
FAVOURITE QUOTE: “It’s the way she goes!”
I WILL NEVER BE SEEN WITHOUT: My glasses
FAVORITE PLACE TO TRAVEL/VISIT? Los Angeles
FUN FACT: I can dance!
Mishal Saeed, Relief Youth Worker
Born: Virginia, USA
Favorite movie: The Dark Knight
Favorite book: Harry Potter series
Favorite quote:“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
I will never be seen without: my nose ring!
Favorite place to travel/visit: any beaches with a beautiful sunset
Fun Fact: I’ve been on road trips where we drove all across Canada and across the US!
Mackenze Vanstone (she/her), Relief Youth Worker
BORN: Campbell River, BC
FAVOURITE MOVIE:Theory of Everything
FAVOURITE BOOK: The Happiness Project
I WILL NEVER BE SEEN WITHOUT: Chapstick or a toque
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Loving yourself is the greatest revolution”
FAVE PLACE TO TRAVEL/VISIT? Sunshine Coast!
FUN FACT ABOUT ME? I am gluten free!!
BORN: Kelowna, BC
FAVOURITE QUOTE: “In the beauty of our landscape, we are made whole in spirit” -Unknown
HOW DID YOU GET INTO YOUTH WORK? I grew up in a family of 8 with 4 older brothers. I’ve always loved people and community environments. Working with youth is fun, rewarding and a way to connect with Squamish.
TRAVEL WISHES? Spain, New Zealand, Iceland, Denmark, Japan… and many more
FOOD? Pizza! Sushi! Chocolate!
FUN FACT: I can make a loon call.
Pearce Mundy, Relief Youth Worker
Alyssa McGinnis, Coordinator of Youth Services
firstname.lastname@example.org | 604 848 4653
Caitlin Anderson, Manager of Youth Services
email@example.com | 604 892 5796 ext. 234