Lorraine is a McGill graduate and is a CPA, CA. Lorraine brings her strong business experience gathered from working in different industries and her volunteer experience from many non profit boards over the years. She is an avid cyclist and enjoys golfing. Having raised three children she understands that there are three important ingredients to building self esteem in youth – competence, connection and contribution. Pleins Rayons, she states, offers these in spades to its participants.
Michele is from the public relations and management business sector, having founded her own successful PR firm, BDDS the first woman to do so in Quebec. She worked as a director for Québecor, vice-president for the Festival Just for Laughs and the Conseil du Patronat. Michele has also written 250 texts for TV series and has published several literary works and has participated in seminars at Harvard (Decision making-Strategy of Pursuasion) and at Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina with Dr. Gerard D. Bell. She is presently active on several non-profit Boards and is writing a new novel.
Stephan Marcoux is a career pro-cycliste who has major work experience in the field of recreational therapy. He is also a trained technician working with special needs children and young adults on the autistic spectrum. Stephane has implemented programs with the Brome-Missisquoi Association for Handicapped Persons as well as in the state of Maine. He has worked as a counselor, aide, teacher, and bike shop owner/operator. He brings major energy, enthusiasm and experience to the team.
Myriam de Clausel de Coussergues is a specialized educator with a cumulative baccalaureate in mental health intervention, intellectual disabilities intervention and victimology. She also learned sign language to communicate with children having language difficulties. Myriam has hosted several physical activity programs to promote healthy life habits among youth and adolescents with special needs. In addition to working with the elementary and intellectually handicapped associations, she was a family support worker with visible minorities in Brome-Missisquoi.