Phil is an Islander at heart, being born and raised on Vancouver Island. Phil loves hockey, motocross, rugby, snowboarding, surfing, football, reading, working out and being outside. He played Rugby at his high school, Dover Bay and junior hockey in the BCHL for Nanaimo and Powell River. He has a Masters in Education and a degree in Human Kinetics. Phil is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and runs Best Performance Sports Training. Best Performance works with local hockey players and other athletes, to help maximize their performance in their sport. Phil is the head strength coach for the Fort St. John Chapter of Pacific Sports BC Sports School. Phil will be part of the project based learning team, teaching Math and Science. He is also in charge of the Hockey Academy at the Energetic Learning Campus. Look for Phil to bring the pain, and challenge you at the ELC both physically and mentally.
Elizebeth hails all the way from Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Major in Biology and a Minor in Mathematics. She continued her studies at Acadia University earning her Bachelor of Education. Shortly after graduating Elizebeth was excited to accept an opportunity to teach Science 10 at the ELC. Elizebeth enjoys playing music, hiking, working with animals, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Living and teaching in Fort St. John is a welcomed adventure for this East Coast girl.
Jerrick Salinas was born in the Philippines and moved to Canada at the early age of four. He attended Dr. Kearney and graduated from North Peace Secondary School. Jerrick’s passions are hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He is a loyal Vancouver Canuck fan who loves to play hockey, basketball, badminton, volleyball, softball, martial arts, and dodge ball. Jerrick is a coach of the NPSS Senior Girls Volleyball team, and teaches Socials Studies and PE.
Mike is a prairie boy, who spent the majority of his growing up years in Saskatoon. Mike loves travelling, reading, working out, and doing anything active. He also loves to spend time with his wife, Chantelle, and his two (soon to be three!) daughters,Anna and Avery. Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Saskatchewan, and recently completed a Master’s degree in Organization Leadership from Royal Roads University. He became a teacher because he believes that education is a cornerstone of any healthy democracy, and that the more we learn about something, the more we want to learn about it. With this in mind, Mike is excited to be a part of the team that is introducing Genius Hour for the first time at the ELC. He is also excited to teach a foreign language class: mathematics. Mike is continually focused with optimizing his performance in all areas of his life (father, husband, friend, teacher, and coach), and hopes to inspire others to do the same.