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Some personal notes from our founders.

Stephen Van Deventer

Where are you from and where do call home now?
I was born and raised in South Africa and immigrated to Canada, December of 1986. I have two brothers and two sisters, one sister is my fraternal twin, and also two half-brothers and two half-sisters.

Tell us about something you survived or overcame?
In 2003 I physically collapsed from years of stress. It took me ten months to be able to drive and live a normal life.

What inspires you?
Family, it is most important to me.

What is your funniest quirk?
I love memes; they’re a source of joy and laughter.

The last moment that moved you?
This might sound silly but seeing my dog. I adore her.

Favourite past time?
Relaxing with my wife Kim at our home in West Vancouver and, of course travelling.

The most indulgent thing you do for you?
A love of cars, motorcycles, planes, choppers and anything with an engine feeds my passion for travel and adventure.

Something you’re working on to be a better version of you?
Leading a healthier life and creating a healthier lifestyle for others through prevention.

Kimberly Van Deventer

Where are you from and where do call home now?
I’m originally from Lakewood, Ohio in the U.S.A. West Vancouver is home now.

Tell us about something you survived or overcame?
My immune system was drastically depleted due to over prescribed antibiotics. It took some time to build it back up.

What inspires you?
People do.

What is your funniest quirk?
Always needing to do multiple things at one time.

The last moment that moved you?
I’m moved every day. Music moves me and movies, but I’m sucker for a good story.

Favourite past time?
Travelling, working, and spending time with my family.

Most indulgent thing you do for you?
Taking baths and watching documentaries, often at the same time.

Something you’re working on to be a better version of you?
Leave people to be the way they are; my way isn’t necessarily the only way. Help more comment less.

Brian Harris

Where are you from and where do call home now?
I’m originally from Calgary, Alberta and now reside in Steveston, British Columbia with my wife, Wendy.

Tell us about something you survived or overcame?
Cancer.

What inspires you?
People who stand for something. My wife. My daughter. My sons. My grandkids.

What is your funniest quirk?
I believe I am still 35.

The last moment that moved you?
The genuine delight in the face of my granddaughter when I pick her up from school.

Favourite past time?
Golding with good people.

Most indulgent thing you do for you?
Listening to what’s going on in my head, most of the time it’s all about me. Wendy calls it living in my cave.

Something you’re working on to be a better version of you?
I’ve always liked to read, fiction mostly. Good vs evil, good wins. I think it’s because I’m genuinely trying to work a few things out. What’s important? What constitutes being happy? What do I stand for? What would I like my kids and their kids to remember me by?

Meditation, at least a form that works for me. I now try to start and end each day by giving thanks. I’m also working on forgiveness, which starts with yourself.

So, for me, being part of the founding group at PreveCeutical is a good thing because I believe we have the right intentions and can give back.

Shabira Rajan

Where are you from and where do call home now?
I was born in Tanzania, studied in Tanzania, Kenya, England and Canada. I have lived most of my life in Canada which is my home.

What inspires you?
My mother’s strength has always been my inspiration.  She was very smart and independent.  She worked hard, was non-judgmental, giving and always had a smile and she, of course, had my dad’s support in all she did.

The last moment that moved you?
People’s stories of achievements and positive thinking are very motivating.  It saddens me to see the suffering of people.  This includes young people out in the streets without a home.  Each person has a story of what brings them there. 

Favourite past time?
I love reading and like going for walks.

Something you’re working on to be a better version of you?
I am currently a board member of the Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre (east side) hoping to make a little bit of difference.

Greg Reid

Where are you from and where do call home now?
Del Mar California.

Tell us about something you survived or overcame?
I’ve been sober for 30 years.

What inspires you?
Those who DO.

What is your funniest quirk?
I spend far too much time and money on cars and toys.

The last moment that moved you?
Watching the new class of entrepreneurs come out and do things in their teens that people twice their age could never think of.

Favourite past time?
Tennis, golf and an occasional game of poker.

Most indulgent thing you do for you?
Massages and time away from work to spend with my son.

Something you’re working on to be a better version of you?
Always a student. The more I learn, the more I discover I do not know.

Mak Jawadekar

Where are you from and where do call home now?
Born in India & since my teenage years always wanted to immigrate to the United States and the dream came true in 1976. I now call Connecticut my home.

Tell us about something you survived or overcame?
When I was only 14, my father was in a serious car accident, luckily someone stopped and saved him by bringing him to a nearby hospital. It was late at night. I was so young and didn’t know what had happened until two days later. He was very fortunate. So, I survived the drama and the shock of that in the 9th grade. My father has been a significant influence in my life. My mother instilled in me, the value of focus and hard work.

What inspires you?
Anything that creates value in the long term, long range impact on humanity as a whole & Giving back. Getting an opportunity to work on projects like that is what inspires me. A very few get to work on things that can save lives or improve the quality of life. When a human-being gets to set foot on the moon, so many people are involved to make that huge thing happen, and that is what inspires me. Being a part of such a successful team!!

What is your funniest quirk?
People tell me that laughter comes easily to me. I don’t need deep jokes to get the laughter. My youngest sister, Nandini, is the same way. I’m very quick to laugh. Laughter is ingrained in me.

The last moment that moved you?
My middle sister, Nalini went through a major breast cancer scare 15 years ago. We are very close. I dropped everything to attend to her illness. She came though the scare bravely. She is doing excellent, health-wise now. You realize in these critical moments nothing else really matters. I had all of this schooling & Pharma R & D experience at the biggest and great Pharma company in the world, & I realized that I would do anything and everything possible in my scope to help her.

Favourite past time?
Tennis. I love tennis. In 2004, travelled with India's Davis Cup team led by Ramesh Krishnan to New Zealand, where India won the Davis Tie Vs New Zealand.

Most indulgent thing you do for you?
After lots of hard work, I like to take a nice relaxing vacation. Something serene and on ocean front with no distractions.

Nicole Goncalves-Krysinski

Where are you from and where do call home now?
I’m a California girl trapped in a New Yorker’s body. Originally from Orange County California. Home is Jersey City, New Jersey.

Tell us about something you survived or overcame?
I wore braces for seven years as a child.

What inspires you?
Exercise and travelling.

What is your funniest quirk?
My intense, paralysing fear of sharks versus my obsession with surfing.

The last moment that moved you?
Walking the streets of New York, the day after former president Obama’s election. Not for political reasons but to see so many people in the streets united and celebrating like that.

Favourite past time?
Yoga, eating. Yoga, eating, wine.

Most indulgent thing you do for you?
Chicken wings and massages, not at the same time.

Lish Rebman

Where are you from and where do call home now?
I was born and raised in Prince George, BC. I moved to Vancouver in 1998 and now call it home.

Tell us about something you survived or overcame?
I almost bled to death once, that was scary waking up in an ambulance. I had to quit climbing as resulting vertigo lasted almost a year.

What inspires you?
Agh, so many things! Art, music, people. My wonderful family and friends. The sweetest parents anyone could ask for and my twin sister.

What is your funniest quirk?
I do NOT have a poker face. I often over express with my face, ha. I also make random noises when I think even when in conversation with someone. Now that I think about it I have loads of quirks.

The last moment that moved you?
A conversation with my parents. It’s amazing how well you think you might know your parents but the parent child dynamic always adds a layer. As we get older and start to see our parents as people with their complexities, it’s very humbling, and touching.

Favourite past time?
Dancing, making art and cooking. To add without shame, comfy sweats, a bowl of popcorn and a good cinema binge is another happy place.

Most indulgent thing you do for you?
Floatation therapy sessions, they’re the best.

Something you’re working on to be a better version of you?
Taking better care of my overall health and practising patience and empathy.

Sydney Cole

Where are you from and where do call home now?
I am from and currently reside in Vancouver, BC, after three years of living in southern Ontario.

Tell us about something you survived or overcame?
I am still relatively young and have not had to survive much. I am very proud of my ability to keep a cool head when under pressure and being able to think several steps ahead in most situations.

What inspires you?
I gather inspiration from those around me, such as my mother, who has shown herself capable of surviving just about anything.

What is your funniest quirk?
Out of all my quirks, and there are many, I would have to say my oddest one is my tendency to wander around in circles when I’m thinking, something my family loves to tease me about.

Favourite past time?
My favourite pastimes are baking, especially cookies, as well as reading, mostly historical facts and fiction.

Most indulgent thing you do for you?
These two things, above, of course, lead to me spending far too much money on books and eating an excess of baked goods.

Something you’re working on to be a better version of you?
I am always attempting to improve myself, a task that I feel is never truly complete.  I especially feel this when it comes to being aware of the needs of those around me, especially when it comes to being better at helping then rather than hindering them.

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