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Kimberly Willey, Social Worker at Splatsin Stsmamlt Services
“I am of Métis heritage and a proud mother to four sons. I grew up in Lac La Biche, AB surrounded by an extensive family, rich with culture and tradition. I am excited to join the Stsmamlt Services team and have the opportunity to work within an agency that is so highly regarded for the work that they do. I attended the University of Calgary where I obtained a Bachelor Degree in Social Work. I have spent the past eight years practising as a Family Support worker for WJS Canada, working in partnership with Lac La Biche Children’s Services. Seeing families supporting each other and succeed is what inspires me in my practice. I look forward to working in and getting to know your community.”
Rebecca Telford, Social Worker at Splatsin Stsmamlt Services
Rebecca is honoured and grateful to be given the opportunity to work with the Splatsin and looks forward to building relationships with the community. Rebecca grew up in the North Okanagan and moved away after high school. She has over fifteen years of experience working with children, youth, and their families from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds. Rebecca recently graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care. Rebecca now resides in the Enderby area with her husband and three children. Together they enjoy outdoor family activities and caring for their small herd of dairy cows.
Kenthen Thomas, Teacher at Shihiya School
Kenthen Thomas is Secwepemc from Salmon Arm. His grandparents are Dr. Mary Thomas, Mark Thomas, Herbie and Vera Johnny. His parents are Phyllis and Gerry Thomas. His son is Susep Soulle. He has a partner Melissa who has children named Trystan and Lexxus. Kenthen is an educator and a storyteller. He has performed all over British Columbia and with many theatre companies. The last being Caravan in the summer of 2019 in the production of “Coyotes.” Kenten earned his Education Degree from UBC in 2016 and today Kenthen teaches and shares stories back home in the Salmon Arm area.