My formative years were spent richly entrenched in nature and family. I grew up with a deep love of nature and a sense of humanity. After graduating from Child and Youth Care Studies, I spent five years working with youth in the areas of abuse; homelessness; addictions; mental health and criminal behavior.
The next year was spent travelling and working abroad promoting Canadian tourism. Upon returning to Canada I started an environmental business importing tropical plants; consulting; designing/building award-winning interior landscapes. This led to the formation of a 2nd business designing/installing environmentally friendly water features.
Throughout the years I traveled as often as I was able, continued supporting social/environmental projects and developed my photography but always missed the impact and reward of working with children and supporting social issues around the world.
After 22 years I sold my businesses and transitioned into the position of Vice President, then CEO for an International Environmental Humanitarian organization. In this capacity I traveled; led and visually documented many inspiring projects locally, nationally and internationally.
I later left to further, and more personally, pursue my passions of photography and international development, human and environmental, which is where I am now.
The passion for and medium of photography allows me to travel, support, document and work on behalf of individuals and international organizations.