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Through the common thread of peer mentoring and lived experience, we, the board of directors, each bring our own passions and insights to spearheading our various creative projects. Until we we are able to introduce each and every one of peers and volunteers, we’d like to introduce ourselves.

Mara sought out a career in the mental health field to give back the support she recieved during her own journey. With a background in politics and legislation, Mara is blending her past experience with passion in the start up of a nonprofit that encourages growth through creativity, whether it’s individual or communal.

Kate was raised between Northern California and England. She graduated from University of Victoria with a BA in anthropology, and an MA in International and Intercultural Communication from Royal Roads University while living with mental health issues and addiction. She is a professional ballet dancer, and today lives and works in LA as a documentarian, peer mentor and actress.

Erika was a client and patient long before she was afforded the opportunity to help others going through similar challenges in life. She has always sought safety in the self expression found in literature and writing. She co-runs AGITF's Creative Writing Group and facilitates our collaborative digital anthology. 

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