I’m Ecology North’s Education Program Manager. I’m a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Environment and Resource Studies program, minoring in Biology (BES). After graduation I found interesting work as a field assistant at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. However, it wasn’t until I managed a summer camp and was responsible for the environmental education programming that I found my true calling. Teaching! I graduated with a Bachelor of Education ( BEd) from Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario and shortly after moved to Yellowknife with my husband. I became a member of Ecology North and have attended many EN events over the past 14 years. I taught at the primary level for several years until making the decision to take a formal break from teaching to focus on my young family. While on “eternity” leave, I remained involved in education, joining the Yellowknife Catholic Schools Board of Trustees and served for 5 years. I spent two years working with preschool aged children as well as substitute teaching at the elementary level prior to joining the team at Ecology North. I truly enjoys working on Ecology North projects that combine skill sets and strategies from both of my degrees. I’m also a member of the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). I’m at my very happiest when spending time outdoors with my family.