Hello! I grew up on the traditional territories of the Huran-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishinabeg, Seneca and Chippewa people in what is now known as "Toronto, Canada", and was exposed to a multitude of cultures and cultural endeavours from an early age. My youth was an exercise in adventure and exploration, living in Berlin for a semester of Grade 11 (in 1989, the year the Wall fell!) and in France for Grade 13 (back when Grade 13 was a thing). I have since worked, lived and studied throughout the world. Along the way, I've picked up German, French and Spanish, and can do a good dabble in Italian and Portuguese if required.
I received a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from McGill University and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of King's College. As soon as I picked up that degree, I hopped on a plane and relocated to Central America where I worked as a news reporter, fixer and stringer, and spent my free time whitewater paddling through the jungle.
I have spent much time in the wilderness - as a treeplanter for many seasons in northern British Columbia, as a canoe guide in northern Ontario, fly-fishing throughout Patagonia and whitewater rafting in the Yukon and Alaska. I've skied on three continents (so far). I'm a keen and committed explorer of wild landscapes and a hunter for solitude and wisdom.
For 15 years, I was based between Patagonia, Argentina and the Rocky Mountains on Treaty 7 territory at Canmore, Alberta where I ran a successful guiding and travel business and wrote extensively about both places professionally.
Then, I hopped over to the 'dark side' to work full time as the 'chief storyteller' in the global marketing department for an international travel company. There, I explored the far ranges of digital strategy, corporate storytelling and collaborative growth.
Now, I help non-profit and small business clients tell their stories and build engagement.
I'm also the mother of an optimistic trilingual daughter, I have a cute dog named Breezy, and I'm a keen advocate for my community, Canmore.