Before marriage, motherhood and immigration, I taught English literature in South Africa. I am the editor of The Beacon newspaper, and author of two award-winning books: It Never Stays in Vegas and The Common Wife


A certified coach and guided autobiography facilitator, I view life squarely through the circular lens of restorative practices. I work with individuals, teams and organisations and my greatest thrill is witnessing people uncover the magic in their stories. I collect rocks, love the moon and walk barefoot whenever I can, even though it embarrasses my family.

I proudly serve on the North Shore Immigrant Advisory Council and the Board of Directors for the North Shore Restorative Justice Society. I am tickled pink to have received the 2018 West Van Citizen of the Year Award.

Some places I've worked

  • HeartMind Conference, Dalai Lama Centre, Vancouver.

  • 18th International Institute of Restorative Practices World Conference, Hungary.

  • North Shore Eldercollege Society, West Vancouver.

  • INSPIRE North Vancouver School District Professional Development, B.C.

  • Police Victim Services of BC Annual Training Symposium, Burnaby

  • University of British Columbia

  • Justice Institute of B.C

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University

  • Simon Fraser University

  • North and West Vancouver School Districts

  • Non-profit organisations & storytelling events

  • Collingwood, Whistler Waldorf and Brockton Schools 

  • Hollyburn Country Club, West Vancouver.

  • Dance schools and high performance sports teams on the North Shore

I am a member of the following professional organizations:

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