Who is I Am?

The Crew Behind the 2018 I Am Festival

Maurice Thibodeau

Chief Engineer of Transformational Experiences

Maurice Thibodeau

As a Certified Coach and passionate advocate for Living on Purpose, Maurice brings to the team the vision for creating transformational experiences to allow individuals the opportunity to be free and truly authentic. As a business coach, he works with entrepreneurs to pull them out of the “Doing because I should” auto-pilot mode and moves them to a “Did it because I could” state. He is responsible for making sure you have a great experience at the I Am Festival.

Tracy Thibodeau

Chief Cat Herder and Planning Magician

Also a certified Coach, International Host of Relationship TV and a Certified Project Manager, Tracy has dedicated her life to helping individuals move forward in their lives by helping them imagine the possibility, envision their dreams and build a plan to start moving on. Her current passion project is facilitating Mother-Daughter Workshops designed to help young women understand their own power and source of confidence and happiness. Tracy is responsible for making sure that the vision of the I Am Festival is carried out to ensure your transformational experience.

Tim Barlow (barefootim)

I Am Family Camp Co-Director and General I Am Festival Busybody

Tim Barlow

Songwriter, optimitist, scout leader and dad. Looking forward to grounding myself, connecting with awesome people, and getting some sparks of inspiration flying around the Campfire.

Marisa Cline

Vendor Village Coordinator

Marisa Cline

Marisa is an artist and yoga teacher living in Winnipeg with her husband and their three children. Marisa teaches yoga abroad at her international yoga retreats and locally with her husband as owners of their studio Peg City Yoga.
Marisa brings her love of community and passion for the arts to her role as the director of the vendor village, supporting local artists and makers, at the I Am Festival.

Eric Cox

Director of Sound, Light, and Power

Eric Cox

Eric is excited to be a part of the I Am Festival team. He likes to help with the production part of things, including infrastructure and set up. He’s a tinkerer and generally likes fixing and building things to make the festival better every year!

Trista Gargol

Social Media & Marketing Coordinator

Trista Gargol

Trista is a dreamer that loves to create through music and the arts. She loves adventure and connecting with people from all over the world. Trista fell in love with the community at the I Am Festival and her role as Social Media & Marketing Coordinator is fueled by her desire to bring everyone together.

Mercedes Martinson

Website Maker Person

Mercedes Martinson

Mercedes is passionate about travel, nature, and learning, and loves being part of communities. Having only heard about this festival at a Halloween party in 2016, Mercedes began her I Am journey a year late, but fell in love immediately when she stepped on the grounds in 2017. When the call went out for a volunteer to rebuild the website, Mercedes was pumped. She’d had this fantasy of starting a Digital Nomadic website business, and what better place to start than volunteering for such a great event and with such a fantabulous team? She’s excited to get involved and thanks you for your patience over any bugs you might find. She looks forward to being involved with this wonderful event and is superduper excited about all the connections she hopes to make in the I Am Family.

Sean McGill

Production Manager

Sean McGill

There’s nothing like a beautiful summer evening with a warm, gentle breeze. Sitting around a fire, surrounded by good people, guitars are out, people singing. This is one of the many experiences that I look forward to helping create at the I Am Festival. I take a lot of pride in helping create a space where people can come unwind and nurture their mind, body and soul.

Shannon McGill

Talent Ambassador

Shannon McGill

I’ve been excited to be a part of the I Am journey from the beginning. My role as Talent Ambassador involves making sure our presenters have a great time, and feel part of the I Am family. I love fostering the overall vibe of the festival, where everyone can find a peaceful, happy, and welcoming place — and get to know all of the genuine & beautiful people our festival brings together. With the formation of the board this year, it’s great to collaborate with individuals passionate to help the festival and its participants thrive.

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