Meet the Admissions Team
Director of Admissions
Seeking a change of pace after teaching for six years on a tiny island in the Bahamas, Mr. Johnston and his wife, Kate, moved to Brentwood in 1994 and have lived on campus ever since. A graduate of McMaster University (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Toronto (Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Education), Mr. Johnston has served as an assistant houseparent (Privett), houseparent (Rogers), teacher of philosophy and humanities, head basketball coach, Director of Residence, and Director of Campus Life. In 2006, he was appointed Director of Admissions. Regardless of his job description, Mr. Johnston has remained loyal to his great passion: helping Brentwood to grow as a giving and caring community of future leaders and stewards. Mr. Johnston finds joy in the company of his wife, his two daughters, their menagerie of animals, and his beloved guitars.
Associate Director of Admissions
Crystal is a Brentwood graduate, former teacher, coach and Assistant Houseparent. While her 15 year career in education has taken her to other independent and day schools in British Columbia, she could not wait to return to the warm climate of Vancouver Island and the spectacular oceanfront campus that makes Brentwood so unique.
As a parent with a vested interest in seeking a world class education for her own children, Crystal is excited to share the details of Brentwood’s innovative approach to learning, university preparatory program and its safe, caring and nurturing boarding environment.
Crystal received her BSc in Geography and teaching certification from the University of Victoria. She spends her time actively involved in sports and activities with her family.
Originally coming from Ireland and England, with a background in working and caring for children from the cradle up, Lorraine worked in many areas from catering to office work, day care to Teacher’s Assistant. Lorraine lived in Ontario for three years before moving to Vancouver Island with her family. Lorraine lives locally with her husband and children, four still at home. Like all staff at Brentwood, Lorraine is passionate about education and encouraging the students in our care to take advantage of all that we have to offer, in the hope that we help prepare them to ‘take on the world’ when they leave us.
Lorraine worked on Brentwood Reception for 3.5 years before moving into the Admissions Department two years ago.
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Tracy joined Brentwood’s Admissions team in January 2018. Tracy is an Island girl, born and raised in Victoria, now living in Cobble Hill with her family. Tracy has a background in dance and spent a lot of her early days performing ballet, jazz and contemporary dance in many festivals and theatres throughout British Columbia.
She met her husband, Kevin in 1997, and made the choice to move the Cowichan Valley to raise a family in the year 2000. They now have two wonderful children, Emma and Benson, who keep them busy with their many sports and musical activities.
Prior to working at Brentwood, Tracy worked for the District of Saanich for 25 years and held positions in several departments including Legislative Services, Parks & Recreation and Public Works.
Tracy is excited to educate new families and students about the remarkable opportunities Brentwood has to offer and the welcoming Brentwood community.