About the Digging Deep Project
How we started
We began our journey with the journaling book: Digging Deep: A Journal for Young People Facing Health Challenges by Rose Offner, MFA and Sheri Brisson, MA (Resonance House, 2014). The journal remains available as free electronic journaling pages. Over time, we have built the Digging Deep Community, here at this site and also at our Facebook community which has grown to more than 40,000 strong.
In response to overwhelming demand for our journal, we created Shadow’s Edge, the first FREE mobile game designed to build resilience in teens and young adults experiencing physical, emotional or mental health challenges. Downloadable Shadow’s Edge free at the App Store and Google Play.
Because we wanted to help more young people we are honored to offer the Shadow’s Edge Guide to Self-Awareness, a hands-on workbook inspired by our mobile game and built with activities and exercises designed by PhD psychologists.
Today, the Digging Deep Project brings wellbeing to young people— whatever challenges they face—and to the people who support them including parents, caregivers, doctors, psychologists, teachers, Child Life Specialists, and more.
The Digging Deep Project has been passionately led by our founder, Sheri Sobrato Brisson, a brain cancer survivor herself, joined by tech entrepreneur and game producer, Rosemary Lokhorst.
Our team is a mix of people from different backgrounds: psychologists, technologists, screen writers, authors, mothers, fathers, friends, seekers.
Sheri survived brain cancer as a young adult. She coauthored and philanthropically distributed Digging Deep, on which the game is based. Sheri is now on a mission to help more young people through developing electronic products. She has a long-term passion for working with kids and teens facing health challenges and holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology.
Rosemary is a writer, technology entrepreneur and game producer. She concentrates on working in social and environmental change and philanthropic projects. She uses her ‘techspertise’ to produce content she is passionate about, focusing on impact messaging in entertainment and gaming. She regularly blogs and writes screenplays. She is an investor and mentors young entrepreneurs.
Nancy conducts web and social media and analytics for both the Digging Deep project and Shadow’s Edge. She provides insights and feedback for our social media platforms, research on trends about our markets and our products. She is also responsible for customer relations, processing orders, prepare correspondences and fulfills customer needs to ensure customer satisfaction.
Kevyn Eva is a digital transformation consultant working with global clients on how employees connect, communicate and collaborate using the latest technologies. Kevyn Eva holds a Master in Media Innovation and brought “The Identity Upgrade” to market. She advises Swiss niche publishers on their digital go-to-market as well as engages in mentoring students and women to gain access to the job market.
Garth is professional writer and communicator with more than a million words in print across projects he has authored or ghostwritten. He is also the parent of a child with Chiari who is stronger than he will ever be.