I like to help others succeed. Trained as a biologist and educated in the virtues of scientific inquiry, I found my passion as a problem solver, helping clients find strategic ways of moving forward with their ideas and projects.
In the late 1980's, I left British Columbia for the Yukon to pursue research to complete my Bachelor’s degree and later my Masters of Science (Education) (see resume). Research took me to some spectacular and remote areas of the Yukon and Western Arctic to study caribou, and birds. I later shifted my research interests to tourists’ attitudes and behaviors. I have resided in the north for more than 25 year, recently moving to Kelowna, British Columbia to pursue my Phd at UBC Okanagan. I am interested in taking my experiences from the Yukon, where I worked with First Nations, various departments of Yukon government and many others to address public engagement and ways to improving public deliberation around difficult land and resource issues.
While living in the north, I ran several businesses including my consulting company Tipping Point Strategies. My consulting clients ranged across many disciplines including education, governance, the environment, and various sectors of the economy including tourism, cultural industries, energy and mining.