Grew up in North Rustico
Lived in western Canada for 32 years – Calgary Edmonton and Victoria
Mother of two daughters
Masters degree in Social Work and another Masters degree in Administration
Clinical work in Halifax and taught at Dalhousie and Univ of Calgary and Mount Royal College
Director of residential treatment centre for adolescents (10 years), Director of the Alberta Association of Services for children and families
Director of Victoria services for sexually abused children
Taught at weight watchers, volunteered as assistant personnel director at the athletes village during the 1988 Olympics
returned to North Rustico in 2002
Lay pastoral associate at Stella Maris church