I’m a 3rd generation Metis woman, originally from Saskatchewan, Canada. My amazing husband Tom and I have been together since 1984. We are blessed with two young adult children, one with autism. I’ve learned so much from each of them, and they have shaped the person I am today. I bring many lessons and lived experiences from the school of life. I attended the informal but highly educational ‘School of Hard Knocks’ in my adolescent years. Formal education, yes I bring a little of that too:
- 2015: Therapeutic Touch® Levels I, II, III – Kwantlen College
- 2014: Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
- 2013: Certificate of Completion – The Art and Science of Coaching, Erickson International
- 2013: Certificate of Completion – Infinite Possibilities, Train the Trainer Program, Seattle, Washington — Mike Dooley
- Former Registered Nurse (29 years) — I practiced in both hospital and community settings; I enjoyed a decade of nursing on urban reserves in the areas of health program development and direct patient care.
- Volunteer: I am always happy to be of service to others. Currently, I am a Regional Resource Parent with Family Support Institute, and I also volunteer coach four times a year with a youth skills employment program called A Chance To Choose. In December, you can find me filling hampers and sorting toys with Deltassist Family and Community Services Society.