Woman researching at Saanich Archives
Discovering my great-grandparents’ 1917 house plans

I grew up surrounded by family photographs and stories about my grandparents and great-grandparents, early 1900s English emigrants to British Columbia. These ancestors have informed my life-long interest in history. I’m currently based in Vancouver, BC.

Education and Experience
BA (History), MA (Public History), LL.B
Legal and Legislative Analyst for provincial and federal governments
English for Work and English Language Instructor

Professional Development
TESOL certificate
The Art of Effective Presentations, UBC Continuing Studies
Toastmasters International Competent Communicator Program
Effective Online Writing, Editors Canada
Plain Language Principles, SFU Writing and Publishing Program
Writing Statements of Significance, Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Read stories of my research discoveries and my history-based travel adventures on Exploring Past and Present