MEET THE TEAM

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ELIZABETH BIRNIE

Executive Producer

Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western University. She practiced as a Hospice Palliative Care Nurse with the Victorian Order of Nurses for 14 years before starting her own Private Nursing Business.

Together with her mother Lorna Bethell, the two women were instrumental in the Building of Bethell House, a 10 bed Residential Hospice in Inglewood, Ontario. Elizabeth served on the Building and Design Committee and Chaired The Bethell Hospice Foundation from 2011-2013.

 

 

 Elizabeth continues her involvement with Bethell Hospice  as a kitchen volunteer and contributes to ongoing fundraising. She is an Honorary Member of the Board-Bethell Hospice Foundation.

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KASIA SEYDEGART

Executive Producer

Vice-President of ERIN Research Inc. which she co-founded in 1981. Kasia gained a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and worked in the field of addictions and mental health.

Since the early 1980s, Kasia has been an active volunteer in her community. She was the Founding President of East Wellington Community Services, Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Research Analyst Program at Georgian College. She also chaired the Social Planning Board of the United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin. 

In 2011, Kasia was invited to join the Board of Bethell Hospice Foundation and served as Chair for three years, 2013-2016. Since then she has been an active volunteer focusing on awareness and fundraising.

 

Kasia and her family have established two graduate student awards for advancing end-of-life care and research at the 

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. 

 

Was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

in 2012. 

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DOUG ELASH

Music Composer  / Sound Mixer

Professional Musician, Musical Director and Composer Doug was born in a small Saskatchewan town, the population of which is less than the number of residents living in an average city apartment building. He began playing piano at the age of 6 then would go on to play trumpet and keyboards with the junior school band, but it was his teenage love of the rock band KISS that led him to the bass guitar.  

As a professional bass guitarist, he has played and toured with Canadian recording artists Lucie Idlout, Sarah Slean, Tom Barlow, Sonny Boy Mick, Fall From Grace and is the bassist for platinum selling artist Tim Hicks.  

 

He has played thousands of live performances, hundreds of recorded songs, and composed several hundred pieces of music. He has been nominated for four Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards. And when not on tour is Musical Director for a host of local bands.

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STEVEN SANDHU

VFX editor

Cinematographer/Editor Steven Sandhu M.A. has been producing and editing media content for more than 10 years, with a diverse portfolio spanning multiple genres and disciplines including Film, TV, Documentary.

 

His company Zmuda Films is a boutique production house specializing in editing, VFX and sound design for films, commercials, and music videos. He is fluent in both Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve.