Lisa Brown

Founder, Director- Lisa’s Playhouse / Tír na nÓg Forest School /Shining Light Conference

Lisa was born and raised in Roachville. She has a diploma in Graphic Design and in Human Resource Management, is a certified ECE and Forest School Practitioner. Lisa is the visionary who brought Lisa’s Playhouse and Tír na nÓg Forest School to life. She loves the outdoors, the environment, animals, children and family. She is a proud mom of Caragh. Lisa and Seamus live here in Roachville with their four-legged children- Finn, Herbie, Lucy and Squeak.


Lisa Brown

What do you value most in your friends? Loyalty, honesty and downright silly at times! Which of your characteristics do you value most? I think my key strength is respecting other's needs and willing to accommodate. People tell me I am compassionate with a caring and concerned approach on my good days :) What do you consider your greatest achievement? My family- 27 years of marriage and my 25 year old daughter! What is your  greatest regret? Not spending more time with my grandparents. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Simple, quiet, uncluttered life. Working in the garden. Hiking with Finn. Snuggling my 3 black kitties and hanging with the people that matter most to me. What is your current state of mind? I am 50 now! Feeling great and looking forward to the next chapter of my life! Which living person do you most admire?  I can't choose just one! My parents- David and Sherry Sharp. Oh and my husband, Seamus ;) Which words or phrases do you most overuse? 1. What day is it?  2. What did I come in this room for? 3. What's for supper, Seamus? 4. Landsakes!! 5. It is what it is! Where would you like to live? I am happy right here in Roachville but my heart is in Northern Ireland too! Maybe someday Seamus and I will live part time in both places! What talent would you most like to have? I wish I learned to play a musical instrument! What is it you most dislike? When I say Good morning or Hello to someone and they do not have the interest or respect to look me in the eye and make me feel that I matter. What is your favourite travel destination? Castlewellan, Co Down Northern Ireland or Medicine Hat, Alberta where my daughter Caragh lives. What is your greatest fear? I fear the day that my parents are no longer here. They have been my greatest cheerleaders and confidants. I cherish everyday that I spend with them. What is your motto? Less is more!

Our educators

A.k.a., The people who will love your children as if they were our own. 
Lisa Brown
Founder, Director- Lisa’s Playhouse / Tír na nÓg Forest School /Shining Light Conference
Seamus Brown
Owner/ Maintenance/ Security
Norah Deveau
Administrative Director
Juanita Guptill
Social Media Manager/ Administrative Assistant
Bernadette 'Bertie' Sears
Team Supervisor/ Schedule Manager/Forest School Educator
Erica Baxter
Preschool Lead Educator/Team Supervisor
Kim Otis
Preschool Educator
Crystal Fudge
Lead Infant Educator
Samantha Armstrong
Infant Educator
Karen Peterson
Toddler Educator
Gail Keirstead
Educational Aide- Apohaqui After School Director
Lorilee Parlee
Educational Aide
Heather Keating
Head of Housekeeping/Support Staff
Sharmon O'Donnell
Support Staff
Hannah Sears
Forest School Educator
Keatin Deveau
Summer Student
Haley Wiggins
Toddler Educator
Jenna Peterson
Preschool Educator
Gillian MacLean
Twos Room Educator
Finnbar Brown
Christa McFarlane
Assistant Educator
Reegan Dickinson
Summer Student