Krystle tenBrink joined the Quest Student Life Team in August 2012, bringing along with her a strong background in outdoor recreation; community outreach; volunteer and project management; and environmental sustainability.
Krystle holds a bachelor’s degree of Tourism Management from Capilano University, North Vancouver. Krystle is also a Director of the local non-profit Squamish CAN (Climate Action Network). Since working with Squamish CAN, Krystle has co-directed many community based projects, including the downtown Squamish CAN Grow Community Garden and the Mamquam Edible School Yard Project (MESY), and founded the Squamish Food Policy Council. She continues to build strong community support in efforts to advance sustainable food systems in Squamish and the Corridor.
Krystle’s community connections and local knowledge of the outdoors have provided Quest students with opportunities for volunteering, outdoor recreating, and networking. As Manager, Residence Life and one of the Quest Village Advisor’s, she is committed to supporting students to have meaningful experiences both on and off campus, improving campus sustainability, and getting connected to the larger community.
When not at work, Krystle enjoys exploring the backcountry by means of split boarding, rock climbing, and mountain biking with her husband, Scott. Krystle also enjoys edible gardening, relaxing with her cats, travelling, pottery, and reading historical non-fiction.
If Krystle were to attend Quest as a student, her Question would be: “How can we create a food system that allows for all people to have access to enough nutritious, safe, ecologically sustainable, and culturally appropriate food at all time”.