I was born and raised in BC, surrounded by old growth forest, within sight of the mighty Fraser River. Although I love to travel and explore other cultures, I remain rooted in BC, and in particular to the Discovery Islands. My experiences in this amazing environment have led to my belief in the power of nature to heal and an awareness of the interconnectedness of all life.
My restorative time is spent sailing, walking in the forest or on the beach, and opening my senses to the sounds, smells, and sights of the natural world. I usually have my camera at my side and enjoy capturing moments that express the spirit of people and places.
My belief in equality, democracy, and social justice guides my life and my work. These values have been passed down for generations in my family, reinforced through studying Rogerian and Adlerian psychology, and modelled very well by my most important mentors, including Clair Hawes, PhD.
Having been raised by parents with a close connection to the Blackfoot people of southern Alberta, I grew up with an interest in indigenous culture, history, current events. Hearing stories as a child of the cruelty inherent in the Residential School system, and of my parentsí respect for the wisdom of the old ones, it was a natural progression for my career to involve work with First Nations people of all ages.