I am a trained facilitator and community engagement specialist with over two decades’ experience in consultation, facilitation, strategic communications and project management. I love working with individuals and groups to find solutions and help shape a vision for a better tomorrow.
I am a former municipal councillor and regional district director. I served three terms on Saanich Council (2008-2018), and decided not to seek re-election in the 2018 municipal election.
I am a champion for healthier, more engaged communities and am the Provincial Lead for Healthy Communities at the BC Ministry of Health. I recently wrapped my role as project manager for the BC government’s active transportation strategy, Move. Commute. Connect. I led the stakeholder engagement and change management program for the Province’s Pharmanet modernization initiative, including consultation with physicians, clinicians and pharmacists.
I am also an instructor. I teach Political Science at Camosun College and lead project management training for the BC Public Service.
I grew up in the capital region, graduated from Claremont Secondary and have Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Victoria. I have two children – eight and eleven years old – and a thirteen-year-old Beagle. When I am not shuttling kids to dance, gymanistics and soccer, you’ll find me cycling, running and playing guitar.