About me

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Hi there!

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 Physical Education at The University of Western Ontario, I spent a few years guiding community development through sport initiatives in South Africa and Zambia. Becoming fascinated by the ways people learn together, I went onto complete a Masters in Adult Education and Community Development at the University of Toronto. All these aspects are still essential to my work today: creating playful, community-based learning experiences.

I’ve spent the past decade managing multiple roles as 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 Dadda to two little and powerful girls, non-stop advocate for public space, and bonfire enthusiast. I live in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.