Growing up in a family that was strongly based in outdoor activities I had no choice but to develop a strong sense of connectedness with nature, something that I’m extremely grateful for! Personally being in nature is an experience that holds immense value, my passion to preserve, protect, and expand natural space is unsurpassed in any aspect of my life. The link we all share with nature, being that we are a part of nature continually helps to elevate my understanding of how important our role is in its preservation, to be caretakers of the land.
I spent the majority of my professional life in the horticultural practices of lawn & garden management. In 2009 I received my Certified Horticultural Technician designation from the BCLNA in my home town of Vancouver. As a result of furthering my understanding of what exactly it was that I was pursuing as a career and the impact it was having on the environment I was forced to make a decision on whether to continue with this path, I left the industry. I began traveling to gain a broader perspective of what was happening throughout the world. A very fortunate chance encounter with a student of Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton led to my introduction to Permaculture in September of 2012.
After gaining a speculative view of what Permaculture represented I made decision to pursue whole heartedly, I haven’t stopped to look back once. Continuing research I started to look for some of the best teachers available and what they had to offer. I quickly decided to take my PDC with Geoff Lawton (along with other teachers) at Zaytuna Farm in NSW, Australia, followed by the 10 week internship. The comprehensive understanding of both the theoretical and the crucial hands on practical skills that were developed are instrumental. Those skills include but are not limited to: Compost Soil Biology, Earthworks, Teaching, Aid Work, Urban Permaculture, Farm Forestry, Nursery Systems, Food Forests, Surveying, Aquaculture, Animal Management, Waste & Energy Systems, & Community Group Establishment. This educational experience has given me the confidence to spread the teachings and practices of Permaculture wherever I am called to.
Mission: My goal is to operate a Permaculture educational facility that doubles as a holistic wellness, animal rehabilitation, and community center in close proximity to a major city. In the mean time I will be pursuing consultation, design, and education to spread this most valuable resource.