Our Values

  • Authenticity

    We lead with the heart and provide honest programs, advice, and consultation

  • Stretch

    We believe the comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there

  • Respect

    We treat everyone with dignity and strive to make our products and services available for all

  • Integrative

    We acknowledge opposing viewpoints and strive to create "both/and" solutions

  • Synergy

    We believe the best ideas, products, and services come from effective collaboration

  • Higher Purpose

    Our focus is always on the next generation of students and their success

Leadership Team

CEO Devin Golets

Devin has over 7 years of experience guiding hundreds of students and families on the transition from high school to university. He has made presentations about the benefits of post-secondary that have reached over 10,000 people, and has designed and developed career programming and internship programs for university students. When COVID-19 forever changed the world of higher education, Devin consulted professors at Dalhousie University, University of Regina, Tennessee State, and University of Michigan on how best to keep Generation Z students engaged online.

Devin is a former Junior A hockey player and television broadcaster. He spent a summer working at TSN Sportscentre and used to commentate live Junior hockey games on Rogers TV. He graduated with a BA in Media Studies.

Head of Wellness Nate Meidinger, MSW, RSW

Nate is a registered Social Worker and Tailwind's Head of Wellness. He has counselled hundreds of post-secondary students over the past 5 years and specializes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Student Success Manager Anita Samra

Anita is a graduating student from Toronto Metropolitan University and is our first point of contact with Student Union representatives. She has connected with 100 schools from across Canada and the United States to help inform our program design and support services.

Data Protection Compliance Officer Laura Mcdowell

Laura has over seven years of experience working as a Data Protection Officer in education, and ensures privacy is kept for 18,000 students around the globe for each year.

Partner Success Manager Mitchell Jaramillo

Mitch has over 3 years of experience working with students, professors and universities in both Canada and the United States. He is a former Orientation Week Executive at the University of Toronto, a part-time actor, and our go-to-guy for all things onboarding.

Data Analyst Jade Davidson

Jade is a 5th year Social Work student and our Data Analyst. Through her current studies at York University, her and her department help us form insights about the modern day student experience that help inform our ongoing support programming, which Jade also helps deliver, as a licensed Mental Health First Aid facilitator.