The success of Together We Rock! is because of our people. Their unique gifts and experience play an important role in ensuring that we continue to rock!

Our Champions

Our champions are made up of strategic contributors, adventurers and extraordinary leaders who share our goal of creating an accessible and inclusive world. 


Together We Rock! Advisory Team

Cheryl MacLeod   Chair

With us at the start, the Together We Rock! Advisory Team offered up endless support and guidance through the initial development phase of our business. 

Ginny Colling
Formerly Media Art and Design Professor
Durham College

Margaret Greenley
Formerly Vice President of Student Services
Durham College

Janet Finlay
Health Professional

Tim O’Connell

LIVE30 Advisory Team

Beth O’Leary   Chair

An incredible group of forward-thinking individuals, this team provided valuable advice and energy for the launch of the Together We Rock! LIVE30 corporate leadership initiative. 

Stephanie Beatty
Community Volunteer

Marguerite O’Neal
Corporate Leader

Rick Kosteczko
Financial Advisor

Carla Noel

Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann
Community Organization
Executive Leader

Educator Network

Learning is at the heart of everything we do at Together We Rock!, and our educator network has been hugely important in the development of presentations and resources for the elementary and secondary schools we visit: 

  • Hilary Brough
  • Katie Hughes
  • Jay Jutzi
  • David McDraper
  • Lyndsey McDraper
  • Rob McLaren
  • Cathy Murrant

Our Team

Together with our Founder, John Draper, our team believes in possibilities. We are committed to our mission, and it's our mission to show you what possibilities look like.


Together We Rock! Founder

John Draper, Founder of Together We Rock! believes that anything in life is possible and that each and every person can make a difference. Passionate about inclusion and accessibility for all, John celebrates the people who are quick to understand the message of Together We Rock! but, like all great leaders, will never give up on those who need a little more guidance. With a sharp wit, enthusiasm for learning and undying love for sharing a laugh over a couple of mint lattes, John’s engaging personality and infectious energy are always quick to win over his audiences.

After graduating with a Journalism Diploma from Durham College, John continued to develop his writing skills during intern positions at Canadian financial and educational institutions. As a volunteer, John has served on the Canadian Committee for the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Accessibility Advisory Group of a national financial institution, and

several American and Canadian university research initiatives related to inclusive education and augmentative communication. He is a member of the Board of Trade, as well as a writers’ network, in his community. 

John’s efforts to promote accessibility and inclusion have earned him provincial and international recognition and awards, including the honour of being named an Alumnus of Distinction at the 2007 Durham College convocation ceremony. 

With a legendary sense of direction, John turned off the road to becoming a restaurant critic (his combined love of food and writing was sure to equal success!) and carved the path to championing accessible and inclusive communities that would become known as Together We Rock!

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Together We Rock! Team

The Together We Rock! Team is comprised of Learning and Leadership Consultants and Administrative Coordinators who love what we do. Connect with us. Our team will do our best to answer your questions and help you have a memorable experience with Together We Rock! 

Our Partners

Behind the scenes at Together We Rock! are a team of extraordinary professionals whose talents and wisdom help us to bring everything together. From photographers to editors to technical experts, our partners are awesome.  



Christine Cousins
Christine Cousins Photography

Voice Production

Bruce Hayward & Doug Moorhouse 
Bruce Hayward Voice Talent

Graphic Design

Kelly Hogan
Freshly Hatched



Brenda Missen
M I A Communications Inc.

Social Media

Leslie Hughes


Chris Tripp


Assistive Devices

Bill Johnson


KKP Printing

Content Design

Lauren McPhillips
This Renegade Love