Meet the 1Life Team

Learn more about the 1Life Workplace Safety Solutions staff


Theo Heineman, CRSP, CHSC, B.Sc. Ag.,
Founder & CEO, Senior Safety Professional

Growing up on a farm with no brothers, Theo was custom combining on her own at the age of 16.  Purchasing her grandfather's farm at age 22 gave Theo a deep appreciation for the risks of entrepreneurship and her rural roots are the foundation of her values, work ethic and commitment to community. 

Volunteering on the rural ambulance for over 10 years brought an awakening to the devastation of preventable injuries and illness. 

This coupled with formal education and over 20 years experience in Occupational Safety and Health, Theo has certainly found her life mission helping other owners ensure that their people are safe and their businesses are viable.

With over 25 years of business experience, Theo has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year and Canadian Safety Leader of the Year finalist. 


Gynelle Pakulak, LIAT, CRSP, CES,
Manager of Client Success, Senior Safety Professional

Gynelle is a Safety Professional with 17 + years of experience working across a diverse sector of industries including government and heavy construction industry.  She is passionate about ensuring workers go home at the end of the day exactly as they arrived to work. She believes that the well-being and safety of employees does not have to be hard and her intention is to assist as many people as possible, change the way they think about safety.


Sébastien FOCK CHO THO,
Product Manager

Hailing from Reunion Island, France, Seb leads our team of Unicorn software developers.  Seb’s “if you need it, we can build it” mantra, is the core of his teams belief system that catalyses weekly software releases to continually delight our client base.  Seb’s roots are as a Mobile Developer Specialist, and he gets really excited when it comes to User Experience.  Seb is known for his enduring kindness and his versatility and flexibly to meet client needs and expectations.  In his spare time, he likes studying new technologies and building small mobile projects (always dreaming of building the next viral application!). When not programming, Seb enjoys wood crafting or spending time with my friends around a warm meal.


Charlotte Goodison-Hnytka, BASc., NCSO,
Senior Safety Professional

Charlotte is a Safety Professional with 12 + years of experience working across a diverse sector of industries including high risk construction projects. As a welder by trade, she has a deep understanding of real world safety. She is passionate about integrating safety into daily activities in a way that moves from “blame, shame, and retrain” towards a new view of safety by building employee resilience and capacity so that their input and knowledge are used to make systems safer. Charlotte is excited to be writing her CRSP exam in 2022.


Joelle McMillan,
Safety Practitioner, Consulting & Client Success Administrator

With extensive experience in business administration, Joelle’s role is to support and optimize 1Life’s safety consulting team. She has a certificate in Human Resource Management, so also assists with various HR functions within the company. Outside of work, Joelle loves to go for walks, dabble in crafts, and care for her pet rabbit, Rolo, who keeps her on her toes!


Alicia Brown,
Client Success Specialist

Alicia supports 1Life clients with software platform optimization and training. She is an expert at providing customized client support and encouraging special feature requests to make our clients experience even better. She has a background in Hospitality and Tourism Management and several years of business management experience. Alicia thrives from being involved with companies that have a core purpose of safety and health & wellness. She loves travel, animals and spending quality time with family and friends.

Xanthia Coates Executive Assistant To The President

Xanthia Coates,
Executive Assistant To The President

Xanthia has 10+ years’ experience in business management, with an educational background in Business Administration. She works along-side 1Life’s President, assisting her and the rest of the team. Due to her background in sales & marketing, she also assists with content creation, and various marketing activities. Outside of work Xanthia enjoys spending time with her family and loves all things Halloween!


Chaundra Sarens,
Solutions Consultant  

Chaundra was previously located in Vancouver, BC where she handled B2C Sales. She recently relocated to Winnipeg where she finished her Occupational Health & Safety Diploma, while also helping out at her Father’s Construction company. There she witnessed first-hand the importance of workplace safety and became passionate to pursue a career through the health and safety field. Here at 1Life Chaundra assists in building & maintaining client relationships, working alongside the rest of the Sales & Marketing team. When Chaundra is away from the office she enjoys spending time with her family, physical fitness, and is a huge animal lover.


Kathy Charland,
Senior Bookkeeper  

Kathy comes to 1Life after recently relocating to Winnipeg, from Chilliwack, BC. Kathy has over 20 years of Bookkeeping experience under her belt and has worked in various industries throughout her professional career. Her friendly and kind personality make her a joy to be around in office, and we are so lucky to have her on our team! Here at 1Life Kathy works alongside multiple members of the team and does a fantastic job at ensuring that all finance and office related processes run smoothly. Outside of 1Life, in Kathy’s spare time she enjoys riding her motorcycle on long road trips, visiting, and experiencing exciting new places.


Breanne Murphy,
Client Enrichment Specialist

Breanne comes to 1Life after studying Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba, as well as recently graduating from the Digital Media Design Program at Red River College. Breanne specializes in 3D Artistry, Graphic Design, and Communications, enjoying anything that allows her to bring out her creative side! Here at 1Life Breanne works alongside the Client Success & Development Teams, handling the design and build process of new online training courses, as well as testing new software features. Outside of 1Life, Breanne enjoys spending time with her friends & loved ones. When she is not at the office, she can most likely be found listening to music, relaxing in her hammock at the park, or at dance practice.


Chief Happiness Officer (CHO)

As 1Life’s Chief Happiness Officer, Ruby’s job is to remind us not to take life so seriously. Ruby’s main responsibilities include creating smiles all around the office, boosting team moral, and reminding everyone to maintain a positive outlook on life – always living in the present moment. When Ruby is not hard at work, she usually spends her days taking naps, or wrestling with her brother Harly the cat.

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1Life Software Development Team

Our clients input filtered through 1Life’s real world safety professionals and communicated to our incredible team of Unicorn Software Engineers are the secret sauce to our innovation and client delight!  Every day they exemplify the epitome of our values; Client Driven, Embrace Possibilities, and Reverence for Life.