I was born and raised in Trail. I was employed as a Legal Secretary for Cominco Ltd. (now Teck) for 14 years. After leaving Cominco, I worked as a Legal Secretary for a private law firm for three years and then was employed by West Kootenay Power for three years, at which time we relocated to Vancouver.
I was employed as a Legal Secretary for a law firm in North Vancouver for two years. In 1986 I was employed as an Executive Assistant to the President, Board of Directors and Council for the BC Medical Association (now Doctors of BC) until 1991 when my husband and I took a sabbatical and went sailing.
We bought a 40’ sailboat and cruised the Caribbean islands and South America for 10 years. Our friends said many times they were living “vicariously” through our adventures. It was a lifelong dream of my husband’s and I am glad we were able to realize his dream.
We returned to Vancouver in 2000, purchased another residence in North Vancouver and I went to work as an Executive Assistant to the President, Executive Director, Board of Directors and Chapter Council of the BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association until I moved to Greenwood two years ago.
I am currently a volunteer and member of the Board of Directors of the Greenwood Public Library and the Greenwood Heritage Society.