for Flin Flon
Born in Victoria, BC, raised in Flin Flon from a toddler
Became politically active at age 15 while entering the workforce full-time in various jobs in and around Flin Flon
Graduated from Brandon University in 1999 (B. Ed.)
Teacher in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (Nelson House) from 1999 to 2003
Teacher in Cranberry Portage in 2004
Teacher in Lynn Lake from 2004 to present
Member of the Lynn Lake Fire Department 2006 to present, serving as Fire Chief from 2017 to present
Served as Mayor of Lynn Lake from 2012 to 2017
As a life-long resident of and visitor to numerous Northwest Manitoba communities, I have seen and experienced first-hand a number of challenges facing this region and the people who live here.
As a product of an economically disadvantaged single-parent home, I understand many of the numerous challenges that families struggling to survive encounter in this region and throughout Manitoba.
I have seen how health, education, and economic supports can improve the lives of families that are struggling.
I see and encourage the life-changing differences that nutrition, healthy lifestyles, education, and economic stability can bring to people and families.
I believe the keys to building a stronger province includes fostering the economic and social development of all of our individual communities. I have worked most of my life attempting to achieve those goals in the communities I have lived in.
I believe that there must be a balance between Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection.
I am a student of history and I believe we must walk down the road of reconciliation together.
I believe our government must listen to the needs of the people they represent and help create the opportunity for those needs to be met.
I believe it is time that the people of the Flin Flon Constituency had an effective voice in government again, and I believe I can be that voice.