Our Team

Experienced Certified First Aid Instructors

Gill McCulloch, Company Director

Gill McCulloch is the Owner/Director of Safe + Sound First Aid Training Ltd. She has lived in Coquitlam with her family since 1998 and is an active member of the Tri-Cities community. Gill is a Canadian Cancer Society volunteer and was a Relay for Life team captain for 11 years. She enjoys singing with a Coquitlam choir, hiking, baking and spending time with family and friends.

Safe + Sound provides onsite first aid training to businesses in Metro Vancouver, public first aid classes in Coquitlam and online safety training. Gill holds a BSc (Hons) in Human Biological Sciences and was a Canadian Red Cross first aid instructor for 12 years (1999-2011). She has 20 years experience as a business owner in the first aid industry. As a proud member of Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, Gill enjoys providing training for local businesses and organizations and helping people get the training and certification they require.

Gill has provided first aid to members of the public on many occasions. She is currently advocating for every workplace, school and public building in Canada, to have a lifesaving defibrillator on-site. Gill’s mission is to create safer, happier communities through education and training. Together with her team of highly skilled instructors she makes every effort to ensure that clients have an exceptional training experience.

Gill McCulloch

Safe + Sound Instructors

Our courses are taught by certified Red Cross First Aid Instructors who can tailor the course based on class composition. Our instructors bring a wealth of personal experience to their courses and their use of real life examples will make your first aid class entertaining and memorable.

Brent Livingstone


Brent discovered his passion for first aid providing emergency medical care as a first responder. He has been working as a professional firefighter since 2006 and became a Red Cross First Aid Instructor in 2010. Brent loves teaching people to use life saving skills and develop the confidence to act if they are faced with a medical emergency.

Pauline Morrow


Pauline is a certified Red Cross First Aid Instructor and enjoys the challenge of teaching students of all levels. She brings energy and humour to her classes and uses personal stories to illustrate her message. Pauline’s goal is to give her students the skills to face future first aid emergencies with confidence and make a difference in someone else’s life.

Reza M. Shariatzade


As a retired doctor of medicine, university professor and infectious disease specialist, Reza brings a wealth of experience to his role as a Red Cross first aid instructor. As well as teaching courses regularly for Safe + Sound, Reza also volunteers as an instructor for the Canadian Red Cross Smart Start Program. His ability to speak Farsi, Azerbaijani and Turkish as well as English is of great benefit to many of our students.

Carla Abichahine


Carla is a Master Trainer for the Mental Health First Aid program on behalf of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and delivers courses across Canada. Carla’s training gives people understanding, knowledge and effective strategies needed to support an individual experiencing or developing a mental health crisis. She is an experienced trainer who can deliver sensitive information in a professional manner. And her energy, enthusiasm and humour help her create a positive learning experience for participants.

Nicole Boiselle

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Nicole has been a Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED Instructor since 2013. She instructs monthly Emergency First Aid courses in her workplace and also teaches classes for Safe + Sound First Aid Training Ltd.

As well as teaching adult first aid & CPR classes, Nicole also conducts Red Cross Babysitting classes for groups of 11-15 year olds.

Nicole is enthusiastic about first aid and brings high energy and passion into each course she instructs.

Jaimie Topp

Jaimie Topp

Jaimie started down the first aid path in 2000 as an occupational first aid attendant. After working and volunteering as a first aid attendant in many different capacities, she became a first aid instructor in 2005. She also works as a Corporate Instructional Designer and Trainer.

Jaimie has a passion for teaching and aims to make her first aid & CPR classes fun and interesting for students.


Donna Bonertz

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Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Certified Career Development Practitioner

I have been working as a Certified Career Development Practitioner in vocational rehabilitation within the mental health/substance use field for over 28 years and truly enjoy my additional role delivering Mental Health First Aid Basic courses to the community.

My career in social work has provided me with a person-centered lens that gives me a sense of satisfaction and joy that sustains me and gives my own life meaning. I enjoy witnessing the power that people reclaim for themselves when hope leads to recovery and recovery leads to a life fully lived. I am passionate about mental wellness and believe the privilege of working with vulnerable people is an important gift to my own journey.

On a personal level I am very fond of animals, kind people and anything that I can drive or tinker with. It is a pleasure to facilitate MHFA Basic courses on behalf of Safe + Sound First Aid Training a company that is dedicated to helping people save the lives of others.