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Our Team
Our Staff
Beth MulloyExecutive Director

Beth is the longest serving member of the YLC staff, in fact she is one of the founders of the Yukon Literacy Coalition. She studied theatre and communications and applies her love of learning to the ever-evolving challenges of running a Yukon not-for-profit. When Beth is not at work she can be found on a hill, in a valley or in her greenhouse.

Victoria BlackwoodFinancial Officer/Program Manager

Victoria grew up in St. John's, Newfoundland and has been in the Yukon since the summer of 2018. She loves the outdoors and is blown away by the beauty that the Yukon offers every single day. She has a background in both Business Accounting and Early Childhood Education, with a strong desire to continue to learn new skills. As the old saying goes, you learn something new every day!

Carrie-Anne McPhee Family Literacy Program Manager

Carrie-Anne holds a Bachelor of Education and an Associate of Arts Degree in General Arts. Her work with children and families spans the continent and two decades and includes daycare; teaching; intervention therapy; summer camp; and support for folks with special needs. Carrie-Anne's lifelong love of reading and crafting are put to great use in our Outreach Program and at the Family Literacy Centre, where she runs literacy-based programming with enthusiasm and joy. Carrie-Anne believes whole-heartedly that everyone is capable of learning- regardless of personal limitations, and she hopes to spend the next two decades involved in meaningful work in her community.

Lisa YoungDirector of Operations

Lisa has worked in education for 14 years. She holds an education degree from Memorial University and was raised in Flowers Cove, Newfoundland. She moved to the Yukon in 2008 and worked as a teacher in rural Yukon before moving to Whitehorse. Lisa also has a daughter who is a valued member of the YLC community!

Darby MacWilliamProgram Manager

Darby grew up on Vancouver Island and in 2016 discovered the magic and mystery of living in the Yukon. Darby values life-long learning and contributing to healthy community endeavours. She is a strong believer in hands-on learning and is invested in helping people enhance their overall sense of well-being through ongoing literacy and essential skills development. She believes this happens through fostering trusting and caring individual, and community relationships.

Mark SteudleYouth Program Coordinator

Mark was born and raised in Calgary, AB. He is a Graduate of the Glass Faculty at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), where he was granted a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. His background in teaching the art of glassblowing and working creatively have made his skills a good addition at YLC. He has quickly adapted to the lifestyle of the Yukon with his love of the outdoors and all things wild, and has called the Territory home since 2013.

David MartinYouth Program Coordinator

David was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2014. He loves biking, skiing and anything that will take him outside. His passion for art and the outdoors brought him to the Yukon in 2016 where he worked as a ski technician and as a hot glass instructor. The skills gained from these positions will continue to expand as he learns and grows at the YLC.

Lisa MooreFamily Literacy Program Coordinator

Lisa grew up playing in the ravines and by the lake in Toronto, moving north in 2005. She studied Natural Resource Management and has varied experience working for all levels of government, First Nations, NGO’s and as a consultant. She has a passion for the outdoors and loves to teach through play, observation, curiosity and exploration. She has been involved with the Family Literacy Centre since 2017 and fills her spare time teaching art and natural science to children, youth and adults. When she is not at the Literacy Centre she can be found in the woods, in the garden, playing music or at the pottery studio.

Kiana PalamarProgram Coordinator

Kiana is a born and raised Yukoner! She has been involved in the community since a young age, from working at her family’s grocery store, to playing/coaching a variety of sports. After spending a few years living on Vancouver Island, she decided to move back home in 2021. In her free time, she enjoys pottery, biking, and spending time outdoors with her dog and friends.

Anya ZimmermanYouth Program Coordinator

Anya was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon and has always had a passion for the outdoors. Growing up on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council was a privilege that Anya credits to developing her strong connection to the land and our environment. She holds a bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Education through the Yukon Native Teacher Education Program. Anya is an experienced educator with a passion for land-based education. She strives to promote fun and positive educational experiences to enrich the lives of children and youth of all ages. By creating a community of engaged learners and leaders, she hopes to provide an environment of acceptance, connection and belonging. In her free time, Anya can be found riding her mountain bike, skiing, canoeing or hiking. There is nothing Anya loves more than being in nature.

Larissa WinsladeProgram Coordinator

Larissa was born in Tauranga, New Zealand, but grew up in the Philippines. In January 2018, she relocated to the Yukon and now considers this stunning Territory as her home. Larissa has a degree in Tourism Management and is enthusiastic about community development and cross-cultural communication. When she's not at work, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, snowboarding, or playing soccer.

Our Board
The Yukon Literacy Coalition board is representative of 8 Yukon regions with representation from the Yukon French community and holds a designated seat for a Yukon First Nations Elder.
Kelly JohnstonPresidentTeslin/Carcross/Tagish
Dawn MarinoTreasurer/SecretaryCarmacks/Pelly
Deb ChadwickDirectorWatson Lake
Patricia BrennanVice PresidentFrancophone
Sam JohnstonFirst Nations ElderYukon
Shelaine CharlandDirectorWhitehorse