The People Behind the Magic

KW Hungry Minds came out of the mind and efforts of Tess. After years and years as a student, with graduate degrees in history and undergrad degrees in history and philosophy, she really missed sitting and talking about ideas with a group of people -particularly with a group of people just as passionate about learning and thinking as she is. She lives in downtown Kitchener area with her wonderful husband and two teen children. When she isn't involved with KW Hungry Minds, Tess enjoys writing and gardening as well as good food, good wine and great friends. To reach Tess email her at


Meet Barry!

Barry has been with KW Hungry Minds from the very first meeting and has brought a passion for learning that has driven the group to new levels. An educator within our local public school system, Barry dives into every topic Hungry Minds faces with a belief that there are always new bits of wisdom to be found. He brings to the group a rich life full of learning from books, films, podcasts and from very interesting personal experiences. While there never seems to be a time when Barry isn't pursuing new bits of knowledge, he does have a pleasant life with his wife and his two beautiful children. To reach Barry email him at