I am grateful to live in a region rich in natural beauty and green spaces. No matter how busy and hectic my life becomes I can always find peace, tranquility and beauty in a park. My hope is to continue building on our legacy of Regional Parks for the enrichment of children of today and the generations that follow.
CTS was a major part of my life growing up. It allowed me to play, learn, and connect with others in nature. Nothing makes me happier than seeing myself in others as they reconnect with the world that has always surrounded them. I want to bring out the childish curiosity that everyone has within them.
Two summers ago, I was a Mentorvisor at Catching the Spirit, and loved every moment of it! I studied Environmental Studies and Human Geography at the University of Victoria, and am passionate about empowering youth and providing opportunities to connect with the natural environment.
I’ve loved Catching the Spirit since 2014! I started off as a participant and found such an amazing community within CTS, from there I went on to become a Peer Leader for three summers and gained so many skills with working with youth and in the outdoors. I love the outdoors and am passionate about making nature more accessible to young people in order to foster their love for caring for the planet.
I have lived in Vancouver for over 5 years, where I studied International Relations and Environmental Literacy. Recently, I completed an internship on an organic farm in Surrey, which ignited a love for growing food and led me to work with youth in school gardens. I have a love for outdoor adventures- big and small- and bringing people together.
At the University of Alberta, I pursued an Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy but spent my summers working at summer camps. It was here in BC that I discovered a passion for getting people playing outside. Luckily enough, this love for the outdoors has taken me from the Sunshine Coast to the "Ancient East Coast" of Ireland. In my spare time, I like to go backcountry camping, make wild berry jams, and pretend I'm better at basketball than I really am.
I have been involved with CTS for the past year. Last summer, I worked as a Mentorvisor and experienced one of the best summers ever! I enjoy camp vibes (smores and riddles), jumping into nature, and creating lasting memories. Prior to CTS, I have always loved volunteering and mentoring youth, especially in my position as a Program Facilitator with YWCA Vancouver.