Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.
Laurel is Hollyhock’s Director of Social Innovation Programs.
Laurel’s passion for lifelong learning has led her to cross the ocean and the continent, from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, to THNK School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam, to Female Funders (training women to become angel investors) in Vancouver, and finally to Hollyhock. Laurel holds a Master of Science in Psychology, has trained with Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and is a 2020 Radius Fellow and She-EO Activator. Laurel’s most formative experiences are as a comedic improviser and performer. She is a 10th generation settler with ancestry from France, Scotland, Ireland, and England and is grateful for the privilege to call Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh land home.