Filio Kondylis was born on the island of Montreal, Quebec and spent her adolescence growing up in Langley, British Columbia. As a young adult, she enjoyed road trips with her family, joined the school gymnastics team, played soccer, taught herself to draw, wrote poetry & prose, and photographed her surroundings.
Filio’s determined nature and passion for learning, came in very handy while completing a degree in visual arts at the Emily Carr University of Art & Design. It took fifteen years of studying part-time while working part-time and raising her son to reach her goal of graduating.
While attending Emily Carr, she worked with various nonprofit organizations and it was during this time she developed skills in group facilitation, event planning, community arts programming, and leadership. After graduation, she further developed her writing, research, and promotional skills, organizing and executing fundraisers, exhibitions, educational programs, and community initiatives.
In 2009 Filio moved back to Montreal to take on new challenges. While there she completed level four in a French language program and furthered her marketing skills as a social media coordinator and copywriter for a consulting company in the food and beverage industry.
Filio’s involvement in the arts, her interest in healthy communities, and benevolent nature has culminated into her current position leading the volunteer program for a nonprofit cultural organization in Coquitlam, BC.