Donna Richmond – I lead classes in personal growth and development with topics such as​ self-acceptance, empathy, empowerment, communication, healthy relationships, and healthy boundaries. I hold a B.Sc. (H, Psy) and a M.A.Psych as well I’m certified ​and licensed​ in many coaching modalities including Erickson Coaching, Louise Hay Heal Your Life, MBSR, IIN Health Coaching, & others.

Empowering kids is my passion! I believe the most valuable ​education is one that connects the heart and mind while inspiring us in ways we never imagined before. I feel learning happens best when we invite curiosity and foster connection. I enjoy the challenge of finding creative, meaningful, and fun ways for kids to learn these concepts that align with each child’s learning style.

I am an international coach, speaker, and educator. My primary focus is as an educator is helping kids develop skills to help them thrive. I believe that when kids learn and acquire social-emotional skills, like gratitude, empathy, self-worth, and resilience they better understand themselves, the world around them, and are better equipped for all that life may bring.

I’m mom to four boys who range in age from 11 – 25 yrs old, I currently home educate my 11 and 13yr old. I live on the stunning west coast of Canada on beautiful Vancouver Island. I am an avid book lover, rock hound, a slight science geek, and I enjoy all things travel, nature, and outdoors! ​


Kelly Wiebe – Go with the flow! Painting is an amazing way to use art and creativity as a tool for helping to manage stress, anxiety, and feelings of overwhelm. My name is Kelly Wiebe. I grew up in the prairies in Manitoba, Canada but now live on beautiful Vancouver Island. Surrounded by such natural beauty, I started painting with watercolours to share my love of nature. I have over 18 years experience teaching children, with specialized training working with children with ASD, FASD and anxiety disorders. I have always used art as a way to help students de-stress and be in the moment. Seeing students gain a feeling of accomplishment and self esteem by creating beautiful works of art is such a passion of mine I would love to share with you how watercolour paint moves and flows on the page to create beautiful works of art. Hope to see you in one of my classes. 🖌️
Nicole Monaghan – My name is Nicole Monaghan and I’m a 32 year old wife, mother and professional makeup artist/body painter. I live in Vegreville, Alberta with my husband and our 4 children. I have over 6 years of experience with makeup, face & body painting and special effects. What started out as a simple hobby quickly grew to a very large passion of mine. I’ve poured hundreds and hundreds of hours into self education and practice to perfect my skills.  I work with many makeup and paint mediums, including glitter and UV paints. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others so they to can experience the joy that comes from creating.


Our team is growing. If you feel you have something wonderful to offer to our community, we invite you to see if teaching with Northern Lights Academy might be a good fit for you here.

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