I am proud to call myself a teacher, the education system has been a very positive influence throughout my life. I have always loved school, a place to meet new people, get inspired, push myself, be pushed out of my comfort zone, laugh, and a place to reach heights I never thought possible. Becoming a teacher was the natural progression for me, for when I look back at the people in my life who inspired me most, it would surely be my family and my former teachers. I have had teachers who have inspired me to be a better artist, to pursue my career in helping people, teachers who have coached me through years of sports, and teacher who have most of all, inspired me to teach.
I was born in Kamloops and was lucky enough to grow up here as well. I attended both elementary and high school in School District 73, later graduating from South Kamloops Secondary School. Along the way I took part in a number of school and community sports teams, and look forward to continuing my participation in sports through coaching. Being a part of this community for so long has helped me to appreciate its greatness, I have taken short breaks from Kamloops for my travels and other adventures, but these short hiatuses have only helped me to solidify my roots in Kamloops.
When I am not in the classroom, or preparing to be in the classroom, I enjoy a number of hobbies. Being outside is one of my favorites, I would call myself a bit of a sun chaser. If the sun is shining, I want to be out enjoying it! I love exploring new trails and hidden spots in Kamloops and its surrounding areas whether it be on foot, biking, snowshoeing, snowboarding or in my kayak- I want to see what this area has to offer. Sometimes the adventure is in my backyard or as far as the Ruins of Tikal, either way I am enthusiastic to learn new things, meet new people, and break new ground.