I am the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Project Somos Children's Village Guatemala. I founded Compassion Fruit Society (the Canadian Non-Profit which oversees Project Somos) in 2002 after travelling and volunteering in India with my then, 14 year old daughter, Meg. Since then, I have been committed to making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and mamas.
I have worked as a doula, childbirth educator, infant massage instructor, homeschooling consultant, special events organizer, homeopath, entrepreneur and as the community development coordinator for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. I consider myself a life-long learner and always have a stack of books within easy reach as I explore and study any number of topics!
I love reading, cycling, playing with kids and sharing delicious homemade meals with friends. I love dogs and have four rescues which provide endless laughs and awesome photo opportunities!
I have always been a city girl but am now loving country living and farm life in the Central Highlands of Guatemala! Connecting with people and connecting people. Not enough time to accomplish all that I'd like to! Working with women and children, non-profit management, healthy living.
My Vision for the Future
A world where all children have the necessities of life and opportunities for a healthy, happy life with access to information and education.