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Meet Our Team

Laura Ferguson: Manager, Recreation & Services

Laura joined the Athletics Department in July 2019, and plays a key role in the execution and delivery of ActiveU.  She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University before heading down to Ohio State for graduate school, and is very excited to have joined the Thunderwolves Family.  She is passionate about developing children's programs and wellness initiatives and looks to expand and create even more opportunities and programs for children in the near future. Laura is very excited to deliver a top-notch program to children in the community, allowing them to explore a variety of new activities and educational experiences.




Vanessa Fernandes: ActiveU Student Coordinator, Programming & Leadership

This is Vanessa's 2nd year working at Lakehead Athletics, but she has worked in camps since 2015! She just finished her degree in Outdoor Rec, and will be going to teachers college in the fall! She is very passionate about community programming and is excited to launch the first ever L.I.T. Camp for ActiveU!






Nolan M: Counselor

Nolan is returning for his 2nd summer with ActiveU! He loves his 2 cats, Stella & Flurry, and his dog, Sidney. Nolan enjoys playing football and spending time with friends and family at camp. He is really looking forward to greeting campers and creating a fun and engaging camp with them!






Erin W: Programmer

This is Erin’s 2nd summer working for ActiveU! She started her degree at the University of Toronto before transferring into the Lakehead Concurrent Education program. Erin loves to bake, garden, colour, and crochet! This summer, she is so excited to work with you all and spend her days having fun in the sun!







Taylee M: Programmer

Taylee is back for her 3rd summer with the ActiveU program. Taylee plays on the Thunder Bay Queens hockey team and enjoys traveling, being active, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to see returning campers and meet new kids this year!