I love finding new ways to help people learn. I am your go-to fire starter – generating momentum and fanning the flames.
I grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, running games at a local recreation centre. I liked it and thought I was pretty good at it. After studying Kinesiology at The University of Western Ontario, I spent a few years guiding community development through sport initiatives in South Africa and Zambia. Fascinated by the ways people learn together, I went on to complete a Masters in Adult Education and Community Development at the University of Toronto. These aspects remain essential to my work today: creating playful, community oriented, and place-based, learning experiences.
I’ve spent the past decade working as a community educator, organizer, and capacity builder with a strong focus on social services. Most recently, I worked with Peer 2 Peer University to train hundreds of public librarians as facilitators of adult learning programs.
Outside of that, I am Dada to two little and powerful girls, non-stop advocate for public space, and bonfire enthusiast. I live in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.