about dan hines

I'm a facilitator, a consultant, a coach, a community activist, a priest, and a founder of a housing co-operative. But I must also add that my life experience was enhanced over the years of my being a zoo manager, a contractor, a project manager, and a university instructor.


I travel for my work and I love the various cultural settings in China, Central America and throughout North America over these past years of invitations to provide what I offer. It has been amazing.


The richest roles of my life have been to experience the joys, sorrows and learning of being the dad of two amazing young women and as a very grateful spouse to the ever-inspiring Robyn!


Another significant piece of life has been my journey with nine other loving people in creating an intentional living community together: the RareBirds Housing Co-operative in Kamloops BC: my home. As co-founder of this intentional community, I have a passion for exploring alternative living, innovative housing and a more sustainable relationship to the land.


I feel the most integrated and in connection with Source when I am reading, meditating, moving in yoga, hiking and camping... but cooking and sharing a good meal with friends is always a delight!


I was born, raised and lives in the unceded and traditional territory of the Secwépemc people (Kamloops, BC) and my ancestors have been ranchers, loggers, and government employees in the valley for three generations.


Mostly, I am learning to:

be present to my life;

and to make the world better for having shown up here.


​I am learning to listen to how my life speaks to me.



How I Approach My Work

I strive to create a more just, compassionate and healthy world. One of my callings is to help nurture personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it. I've found that when leaders bring integrity and humanity to the places where they live and work, it is life giving. It helps to overcome the destructive results of so much of what I witness everyday: moral failure, distrust, stress, isolation, fatigue and burnout.


I am inspired by the competent and compassionate individuals who provide leadership in some of society’s most crucial roles: educating children and young adults, healing others, caring for patients, leading faith communities and congregations, guiding teams and organizations, serving in government, and fostering civic community.