Board of Directors

Ross Green

Founder, Director, Treasurer

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In the 80’s, Ross was a singer/performer in Western Canada. He was awarded recording grants through the A.M.P. (Alberta Music Project) and FACTOR (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Record) to pursue his original music. In 1998 he completed his first CD, ‘Biting the Hand’, and more recently, 'Life in a Spiral' - both of which can be heard on Bandcamp. 100% of the funds from sales of his music go directly to Music Seeds International (M.S.I.)

Ross left the ‘road’ in 1987 and studied TV/Radio/Stage and Film production at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He was awarded the ‘Regional Directors Award’ at the CBC Broadcast Festival in 1989, the highest award possible at the festival for his music video ‘Youth’.

For the past 25 years Ross has worked as a video editor, producer, cameraman, audio engineer, singer and lighting technician. When he is not in the field working with MSI, he is enjoying the boom of TV production in Vancouver Canada.

M.S.I. allows his songwriting, singing, recording, and videography skills to be of service in an environment that helps youth around the world.


Suzanne Armstrong

Director/Secretary

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'Zanna' Armstrong is a professional photographer currently living in Montreal Canada and is the proud Mother of two fully grown children. Zanna studied photography at Focal Point in Vancouver, BC and with her mentor Nathalie Luyer of VisAVis, in Paris, France. Zanna has a background in communications, graphics and costume design fields where she studied and worked both in Australia and Canada. http://zannastrongphotography.com/


Ellen Searle

Director


Ellen is an Orton-Gillingham therapeutic tutor in private practice in the Vancouver, BC area. She has 24 years experience working with learning-disabled children, teens and young adults and teaches reading, spelling, writing and math with a multi-sensory, humourous approach. Ellen specializes in working with dyslexic children, but has experience with students exhibiting a wide variety of learning styles from Aspergers and brain injury to gifted, ADHD, and severe behavioural issues. With a passion for helping all children reach full educational potential in all subject areas, Ellen is known for her extraordinary patience, playfulness and ability to find creative ways to help children be successful in school and life. Her extensive volunteer background includes six years on the board of the BC Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and a year on the board of Phoenix Montessori School. Education, music and singing have been lifelong interests now passed on to her daughter who is a classically-trained musician and teacher.