Carolyn Plater graduated with an Honours BA. in Psychology from York University. She received her Addiction Education Diploma from McMaster University and her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, which included a joint collaborative program in Addiction Studies. She possesses additional certifications in mental health and wellness and holds a teaching position at McMaster University, Humber College, and more. She co-founded Hoame with Stephanie Kersta.
Stephanie Kersta holds an Honors Bachelor of Science with a specialty in Psychology, and a Masters of Science in Psychology. Additionally, she holds a number of certifications, including a post-graduate certificates in mental health and holds teaching positions at both McMaster University and Durham College. She co-founded Hoame with Carolyn Plater.