Our Staff


Thea Zerbe


Thea is originally from Minnesota where the 4 seasons are: almost winter, winter, still winter, and construction. She learned how to ski at the ripe age of 2 and spent most of her early days lapping the high speed tow rope on Buck Hill. After moving to BC to attend university, Thea discovered big mountain skiing and quickly fell in love - she swapped out her race skis for pow sticks and her hardtail for full suspension and has never looked back. Thea now works as a patroller on Blackcomb and sits on the Mountain Mentors board as Co-Founder and Director of Programming. She is happiest when she is in motion and learning new skills whether it is out exploring new trails or cooking a tasty meal. 

Thea can be reached at thea@mountainmentors.org


                            Anitra Paris

social media coordinator

Anitra spent her formative years in the Caribou and on the Sunshine Coast. As a winter-fanatic, her dreams are filled with pow and alpine glow. The only thing that gets her more jazzed than recreating in the outdoors is protecting it. Anitra dedicates her time as the Operations & Policy Manager at Clean Energy BC, helping sustain BC’s renewable energy industry and enabling the switch off fossil fuels. She enjoys using her creative eye to support the growth of Mountain Mentors’ online community. 

Brett Trainor

Director of community & Partnerships

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Brett grew up nordic ski racing on Mount Washington. After moving to the mainland 10 years ago, she fell in love with backcountry skiing, and has been spending her weekends in the wilderness ever since.

Her perfect day of touring would involve an alpine start, a group of gal pals, some type-2 fun, and obligatory post-summit parking lot bevvies. As a recent MBA graduate with a background in nonprofit fund development, Brett is passionate about using social entrepreneurship to grow the community of female leaders in BC and beyond. She currently sits on the Mountain Mentors board as Co-Founder and Director of Community & Partnerships.

Brett can be reached at brett@mountainmentors.org


  ebba hassel

program manager

Originally from Sweden, Ebba crossed the Atlantic pond to British Columbia for university and dreams of Canadian powder. Once completing her Geography BA, she carried on skiing around the province and picked up rock climbing - two passions that today shape her everyday life.

Apart from Mountain Mentors, she is currently working as Ski Patrol on Mt Seymour and holds the role as the Catering & Events Manager at the Sea to Sky Gondola.

Ebba loves connecting people who can create magic together. She is also committed to building up her fellow mountain ladies to be their biggest and most sparkling selves!