After graduating from university, I exchanged my lab coat for a plane ticket to travel aboard to join a team of Canadian youth and travel and start a sustainable business in collaboration with a remote farming community. By the end of my trip, my fellow Canadians pooled our resources to buy materials to build a playground for children in our village. While I built the playground with my community, I knew that I wanted to find a career to help children overcome barriers and do occupations that are important to them. Throughout my career, I have worked with kids to develop skills needed to participate in meaningful occupations at school. I am excited to join LEARNstyle as a changemaker for students, helping them engage and build confidence in learning.
As a breast cancer survivor of seventeen years, I thank heroes like Dr. Juliet Daniel, researcher, cancer survivor, and advocate for women with aggressive cancer.
My dog gets me up in the morning with enthusiasm and a cup of coffee gives me time to breathe, focus and plan my day.
Lazy-summer day at the cottage with my adventurous sisters and high-spirited dog, Gus.
My favourite movie is Lord of the Rings
My Happy Place
My happy place is in the woods
Favourite Subject in School
My favourite subject in school was Biology
The woods were my playground, and my siblings were my best friends growing up. We played in the outdoors for hours on end, using our imaginations to turn trees into airplanes, ships, and castles. We canoed to the bog, caught, and released frogs, and built campfires to roast marshmallows.
My parents inspired me to be curious and cheered me on when I graduated from occupational therapy at university.
Kid at Heart
I am a kid at heart and love any reason to play and swim like a fish.
Time in Nature
We love hiking in Algonquin Park. We enjoyed looking at the ecology along the Peck Lake shoreline.
More about me.
I can access wooded trails year-round in my neighbourhood to bike, hike, and snowshoe. I enjoy observing the changes in nature. I find a new perspective when I enter the woods and look up at the canopy of trees.