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Avery Linde

Executive Director

Avery is a compassionate individual whose kind heart has been shaped by God and her life experiences, which instilled in her a deep understanding of the struggles faced by children. This understanding developed into a passion for helping those with special needs, leading her to complete the Educational Assistant Special Needs Support program and counseling courses through CCEF. For the past 8 years, Avery has applied the skills she acquired from her education, working alongside adults and children with developmental disabilities. In March of 2020, Avery joined the River’s Edge team and became the Executive Director in August of 2023. Avery’s experience and education continue to be invaluable as she works alongside River’s Edge’s staff, board, committees, and volunteers. Her fun-filled spirit and kind heart have a positive impact on both the children she serves and the staff she works with.

Megan Devries

Lead Mentor / Horse Manager

Megan’s past work experiences have definitely been a blessing from God for us here at River’s Edge. Megan spent some time working with behaviourally challenged youth by supporting them in their needs. She also worked with mothers who were learning to care for their children. The skills Megan learned from these jobs are easily applied here at River’s Edge. Still, Megan has more to offer! From a young age, she has been involved with horses by working on a breeding farm as well as on a youth ranch in Alberta. It’s no surprise, then, that Megan is able to equip the staff and volunteers at River’s Edge with the proper training needed to work with the horses. She began her career at River’s Edge in August 2020. Megan’s compassionate heart and love for those who come to the farm has been a blessing in creating a positive environment.

Melanie Heemskerk

Lead Mentor

A fun and exciting bio coming soon….