I am a passionate multi-disciplinary professional with a keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills, and an optimistic outlook on life. I am currently residing in British Columbia where I enjoy working with a talented team at Joy Factory Films Inc. We strive to tell stories through promotional pieces and animated content that portray ideas, emotion, beauty. I also work with the Kamloops YMCA/YWCA to host two annual youth conferences each year, including Power of Being a Girl and Strength in Being a Boy. I volunteer my expertise in the local tech community by helping to plan events and engage in marketing related activities.
Overall, I can be described as a creative person, as I have pursued a career as an artist since I was a child. By the age of twenty, I was selling my artwork and artisan wares in expos, markets, and art galleries. In addition, I have taught numerous workshops on a variety of topics, including journaling, painting, and writing poetry. All of these experiences have led me to love what goes on behind the scenes at an event; and now I am enthralled in the vast world of tourism.
In August 2015, I studied for one year at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands to earn a double degree, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Tourism Management and Consultancy. It was in Amsterdam, that I completed my undergraduate thesis research on a subject very dear to my heart, street art. From February to June 2016, I independently researched, interviewed, documented, and orally defended my work about mapping the street art culture of the capital city of The Netherlands. In June 2017, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University with a Bachelor of Tourism Management degree and a diploma in Events and Convention Management.
In my free time, I can be found exploring the great outdoors, hiking, cycling, paddle boarding, practicing yoga, travelling, attending art exhibitions, testing out a new brewery and reading an endless list of books.