I live on a small farm outside of Campbell River, BC with my husband Gerry. Our life revolves around our family, our dogs, our work, our community and our beekeeping.
I have worked in the non-profit and healthcare fields for 20+ years in a variety of leadership roles. I develop strong, authentic teams that can lead organizations forward, supporting teams and leaders in their development, successfully delivering complicated projects, and ensuring that change is rooted in shared values.
In all things work and life, I am a people-first person.
I bought my first essential oils starter kit from Young Living in 2017. I was in a busy leadership position at my local hospital — very stressful and I loved it. I didn’t use the kit much — the occasional diffusing when I struggled to relax. Then in 2020 - amidst the first phase of COVID — I had a stress-induced heart attack. My body was done with the relentless stress and I was not listening so it sent me a message I could not ignore.
I re-learned how to relax, deal with stress, heal my body and put myself first.
In researching which oils I needed and how best to use them, I developed a passion to help people understand how powerful this wellness support I realized how many of my friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances were struggling with the same stressful and unhealthy lifestyles.
I began a daily meditation practice to begin to retrain my body and a mindset shift practice to reframe my experience —putting me back in control of my reality and at the same time learning to surrender the outcomes. My oils were the key to giving me a new wellness perspective and allowing me to really get honest with myself.