After studying climate change and advocating for action for twenty years, it was waking up in a hazy pink Martian landscape during the 2017 BC wildfires, followed by the unparalleled heat wave of 2021, that prompted me to focus my time and skills on being part of the essential shift in direction needed from our species. Tackling climate change is not only the great challenge of our time, it is humanity’s first truly existential crisis.
I am an entrepreneur and business manager, having founded or managed businesses in fields including law, agriculture, artist management and song administration. I currently work as a death coach, a modality combining grief counselling, life coaching and mediation (www.deathcoach.ca). I have sat on numerous boards and founded several community organizations, including Nanaimo’s biggest farmers market and the Mid Island Climbing Association. I have published two books, including a national bestseller, and I am currently drafting my first novel. In my spare time, I climb a lot of rocks and enjoy the simple pleasures of life with loved ones.