Welcome to Bolton from Mr. Barahona!

Hello! My name is Mauricio Barahona, and this is my second year as an assistant houseparent at SMUS. I’m proud to be part of the Bolton family, and I’m excited to share in many new adventures and experiences this year.

Originally from Quito, Ecuador, I moved to Canada in 2012 and have had the opportunity to live in Montreal, Winnipeg and, now, beautiful Victoria. 

This past summer was our first on Vancouver Island, and it was a great one. My wife Mrs. DeMelo (Winslow houseparent and senior school teacher) spent lots of time outdoors hiking and exploring new beaches with our dog Nanuk. I’m also passionate about soccer and cycling and spent a lot of time on the field with friends and riding my bike around the island. One of my highlights was riding up Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains. 

I speak Spanish and French, and I am happy to practice with you or learn new words from your home language. I look forward to a wonderful year!

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