My past has been nothing if not diverse.

I was raised in the Foothills of Alberta, Canada, in the heart of cowboy country, High River, Alberta. Despite enticing perks, small-town life was not for me – I needed to see more of the world and its inhabitants. At 18, I moved to Denmark where I stayed for 5 wonderful and challenging years, connecting with my Danish roots and family and living the transient European lifestyle. It was while attending a Danish “hoejskole” or folk high school I became more aware of my penchant and aptitude for psychology. In the meantime, however, I also discovered that I had some talent with language. After a year of immersion, I found myself fluent in Danish. My time here also led to a stint in Ilulissat, Greenland, an amazingly indigenous and ruggedly beautiful community. I can’t wait to go back in the winter for dogsledding and ice-fishing.

My time in Denmark allowed me to watch two of the most important people in my life to grow from children to adults. To Ludvig and Sofie , I now have the pleasure of being a cool cross of mum and big-sis. Despite their old age, I still get cuddles and secrets that dad might not. For time with them, I would trade numerous of my worst days.

Finally, my life “in university” began. Much preparation and planning led me to the beginning of my academic career at the University of British Columbia. I returned to the prairies for the debut of my graduate career which ended in Cambridge, UK.

I now find myself drawn back to my roots, back to my immediate family, back to the beautiful Rockies. I am excited to be working at the Center for Arts and Technology as a Success Coach and to begin down my path to becoming a mountain hobbit.

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