Sharing some of my story
I love that I’m able to spend my days thinking about how people learn! I find joy connecting with others to share this knowledge through my work of teaching, designing and facilitating great learning experiences. Here’s a little of my story of how I got here.
I started my career in higher education, coordinating international executive training and summer abroad programs. Working at a university fed into my zest for learning and jump-started me on an education-based career.
Later I spent several years in the non-profit sector, coordinating and leading workshops at Volunteer Victoria. At the same time I worked for the Canadian Red Cross developing courses online. My instructional design skills took leaps and bounds when I started working for Royal Roads University in their teaching and learning centre, where I still work on a casual part-time basis as an instructional designer. I created my own company in 2011 because I knew it would give me the ability to work on a variety of interesting projects and craft my own work life as an entrepreneur.
Over the years I’ve designed and facilitated hundreds of courses, workshops and sessions, both face-to-face and online. I’ve worked with educational institutions, large and small nonprofits, and municipal and provincial government departments. I love working with anyone who is doing meaningful work – and I like variety. My clients are all across Canada.
My work is built on a strong educational foundation. I have a graduate degree in adult education, have attended a variety of professional development courses and go to conferences in my field on a regular basis. I am constantly studying how to create effective, outcomes-based learning opportunities.
You’ll often find me hanging out with my family, reading a good book, singing with my local choir (alto section), shopping at farmers’ markets, convening an event for Victoria Facilitators Group, or emailing introductions to people who I think need to know each other! I am a member of the Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG), the Sooke Women in Business and the Sooke Chamber of Commerce.