The Board Members
Rachel Dickens, Co-Founder
Rachel is of mixed ancestry and a member of the Lax Kw'alaams Band on her fathers side. She was born and raised in Prince Rupert, BC and currently resides on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. She works alongside the Nuu-chah-nulth Peoples as a Dietitian, focusing on wellness, food sovereignty and diabetes prevention.
Rachel is passionate about the healing powers of food and land-based physical activity. She actively works towards decolonizing surfing through the encouragement of inclusivity and diversity in the water.
Alyssa Fleishman, Co-Founder
Alyssa is a passionate educator, facilitator and mental health counsellor that works with communities to develop land-based healing and educational programs.
She is passionate about SUPing, kayaking, gardening, and being outdoors.
Alyssa was raised on Catawba and Potolmac territory in North Carolina, and is grateful to live and play on Tla-o-qui-aht territory.
Hannah, Youth Advisory Committee
Hi! I am Hannah Frank and my parents are Bruce Frank and Iris Frank. I am from Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. I love to paint, surf, and play other sports. I am in grade 9 and love getting in the water with Rising Tide.
Shireen is Métis on her mothers side and Persian on her fathers side and was born and raised on the Traditional Territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən people. She is grateful to now live on the Hahuulthii of the Tla-o-qui-aht Ha'wiih.
Ali is an ocean lover who grew up in Quebec City, with Québécois and Sénégalais background.
Kevin is originally from Barrie, Ontario, a long ways from the ocean, but one thing growing up in that place taught him was a love for being in the water.