My career path has been in sectors of Not-For-Profit Development and Governance & Policy with multiple leadership or management positions. My favourite thing about the Marguerite is that it feels like home. Ellen DeGeneres is someone that inspires me; I love her philosophy "be kind to one another". A fun fact about me is that I am a Mini-motorist! I have driven a Mini for many years and love them! We participate in Mini Rally's across Eastern Canada and enjoy meeting up with other Mini-Motor people from North America.
I am a mature student currently undertaking a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. Prior to this I spent 20 years in the health and wellness industry teaching yoga, meditation, and Eastern spiritual philosophy. A highlight from that period was devising a yoga teacher training program and teaching many individuals to become yoga teachers themselves. I find the holistic focus of treatment the Marguerite Centre to be particularly motivational as I believe it supports a redefinition of recovery, inspires hope, and empowers the residents to heal themselves within in a supportive environment.I am inspired two Indigenous people whose work aims to convey the numerous oppressions which Indigenous people have and continue to face through colonial practices. The first is the investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Connie Walker (Okanese First Nation), whose podcasts are informative and so necessary in the current climate. The second is the Cree artist Kent Monkman (Fisher River Nation), whose work I find to be visually stunning whilst being intentionally subversive and provocative. A fun fact about me is that I owned a restaurant for five years and I am very passionate about cooking and good food!
I have a BA in Psychology (Dalhousie University) and an Advanced Diploma Addictions Community Outreach (NSCC). My favourite thing about the Marguerite Centre is that we value people over profits! We'll never let your financial status get in the way of your fresh start. I am inspired by Gabor Maté, because he is exceptionally compassionate and non-judgemental in his approach to addiction and mental health. A fun fact about me is that I'm writing a book - but at this rate, expect it to hit the shelves in early 2077!