I am a proud member of the Nuu-chah-nulth People, from the Toquaht Nation. My family descends from a line of hereditary chiefs, with my aunt holding the position at this time.
I grew up on this coast and chose to complete my education on Vancouver Island, starting with Vancouver Island University and ending at the University of Victoria.
Following my career path in Aboriginal Education, I moved to Port Alberni in 1995 to work for my People's governance. I began teaching sessional courses at North Island College in 2011 and moved to full-time instruction in 2018. I believe strongly that Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and learning have a place in contemporary educational practice, from kindergarten through graduate work.