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meet our dockhands!

Yana is an optimist with an excitable puzzle-challenge solving brain. She is all about learning, connecting and experimenting with possibilities. What if everyone in the world took a pause? A pause to simply take a breath, not rush; a pause to ask themselves as what is truly important to them and how such values are reflected in each of their actions? What if we boldly and openly shared & pursued our dreams? These are some of the questions embodied in Yana’s work. Currently she is working on a tech platform to help facilitate answers and see them in actions.




Having recently moved to Victoria, Colin is pivoting  from corporate video to documentary filmmaking and more other socially relevant projects.  He loves learning about what other members of the Dock are up to and finding new ways to connect the community and animate the space.







For most of her adult life Eilen has been engaged in work for non-profit organizations, either as a contractor, employee, volunteer, or board member. Most recently her contracting activities revolve around helping various US-based authors and spiritual teachers with their communications, website content development, membership and fundraising, events and retreat coordination, and building their local and virtual networks. She’s a long-time meditator, now training to teach mindfulness to youth or socially marginalized groups.  Her dream is that one day there is a place downtown where anyone from any walk of life can drop in and sit in meditation or share some meaningful conversation over a cup of tea in an accessible, welcoming space.




Alison is an aquatic ecologist, and her business Edwards Technical Writing focuses on scientific writing and editing. Alison launched the business in February, 2018. While she builds her business, Alison volunteers as a grant writer for local environmental charities.







interested in building a community?

Join theDock for free in exchange for helping around the space.    Please fill out our form here.

Our dockhands fill shifts to help out with basic administrative tasks such as answer emails and phone inquiries, give tours to potential new members, maintain social media, water plants, and otherwise engage their creative powers to contribute to our co-working community.  In return, they receive a 24 hour coworking membership.  

Don't worry, we'll orient you to our systems and provide training and mentoring opportunities.  We require a minimum 3 month commitment when joining the team. 

Come join our social impact community!