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I want to help you live a more creative life. Grow your ideas. Light your dreams. Harvest your vision.


It has taken me many years to learn how to integrate my artsy ways into my busy daily professional life. 


I love the arts.

I'm a poet, playwright, actor, singer, director, painter, photographer, coach, and blogger. My free time is spent learning Eva Cassidy songs, taking pictures in nature, nurturing my garden, and exercising intuition through painting. I'm a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario and continually enrich my life through the teachings of my ancestors.

My work as a Creativity Coach offers support, resources, and a guiding hand to help you build your creative life with meaning and purpose. I enjoy working with both individuals and groups because creativity is a collaborative and co-designed process.

To complement my creative life, I am certified in the Japanese healing technique of Reiki. Reiki is a proven healing modality that for me has blended a relationship between creativity and the energy of the natural world that surrounds us. Learning Reiki felt like a homecoming to me. It changed everything. I use my understanding of the interdependence between creative and natural energies to help you reach your creative potential and live an abundant life. 

The time for change is now. Let's go on this journey together. Contact me for more information.

Minor Background Details

  • Master of Arts, Adult Education and Community Development

  • Bachelor of Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours): English and Cultural Studies

  • Expedition Coaching, Coaching Skills Facilitator

  • Reiki, Level 2 Practitioner

  • 20+ years as an Educator with extensive experience working with children, teens, and adults.

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  • Poet Laureate of Cobourg, Ontario

  • Member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada

    • Two of my plays have been produced by professional and community ​theatre groups

  • Co-founder of the Ontario Writers' Conference

  • Publisher of Sunshine in a Jar Press

  • Author of The Writing Spiral: Learning as a Writer

  • Editor of From the Cottage Porch: An Anthology About Cottage Life in Ontario

  • Curator of Poetry Present a Weekly Email Series Featuring Local Poets

  • Actor and director for Professional and Community Theatre

  • Dramaturge and Mentor for new playwrights at StoneCircle Theatre

  • Volunteer for local arts groups and experience on various arts-related boards

  • Professional soloist and member of Safe Harbour choir

  • Painter and photographer

  • Recipient of the Gordon Johnston Award for Artistic Excellence

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