Charles Holmes, Board Chair
Founder, CE Holmes Consulting Inc.
Facilitator and systems change specialist Charles Holmes first met EPI co-founder Scott Pankratz through a shared learning experience. When Scott shared EPI’s story, Charles was instantly hooked. His passion for and belief in EPI was solidified when he participated in a trip to Costa Rica with his then 17 year-old daughter. They met the staff in San Jose, spent a few days at Pacuare, and spoke with many students at a local school. Both Charles and his daughter were struck by the profound impact that the local students’ experience with EPI was having on them.
Having seen with his own eyes the magic of EPI’s approach to hands-on learning, and the powerful impact it was having on his own daughter, he became committed to helping all children have access to EPI’s programs. He now lends his expertise in organizational design and strategic planning to the Board, and shares a mutual enthusiasm for experiential learning and caring for the environment. In his own life and work, he strives to embody EPI’s core values, be it through supporting his local farmer’s market in North Vancouver, exploring the beautiful BC coastline with his family, or championing organizations that are working to create sustainable systems for the health of the planet and everyone who lives here.