I am a Fraser River girl – born in Quesnel, and raised in Prince George. 120 years ago my Great, Great Grandfather arrived from Europe and followed the mighty Fraser North, settling in the Barkerville/Bowron Lakes area.
I grew-up canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing and biking throughout the Fraser Basin, from the headwaters in the Canadian Rockies where we frequently vacationed, to the sandbars, cliffs, canyons and tributaries of the interior sections where I lived, to the estuaries and deltas of the mouth of the river in Vancouver where we had additional family. Through these experiences I developed a strong relationship with and deep passion for the Fraser and the diversity of ecosystems it supports. I applied to the SLLP because I want to help further protect this mighty lifeline of our province.
I have travelled far and wide looking for creative, meaningful ways to combine the Conservation and Counselling components of my professional path so that I can effect real, lasting change in the way we protect our natural heritage and improve the health of our communities in British Columbia. I am currently living in Tatlayoko Lake in the Chilcotin, exploring ways to bring together scientific research, experiential education and community development programming that will build capacity and spark transformation at local, regional and global levels.