1. What brought you to Powell River?
My husband and I have spent the last four or five years re-evaluating our lives in order to try to achieve a better balance. The one focus was to slow our lives down and have greater access to outdoor recreation; we ended up setting our sights on a specific community. On a tag-along scuba diving trip with my husband to Powell River, which I wasn’t too impressed about because I can’t dive…..yet, I suddenly felt we had been wrong on our previously chosen location and that this was the place we needed to move to! Normally I don’t make life decisions on gut instincts and THEN do the research but this gut instinct was not letting me walk away.
2. What is it about PRISMA that inspires you?
My first conscious thought when I was introduced to PRISMA was how brilliantly the music of PRISMA Festival naturally connected with Powell River’s beautiful environment. Being able to be a part of the experience by seeing how that connection can uplift and energize students as well as the audience inspires me.
3. What’s your perfect day?
The perfect day would start with a jog with a friend or 2, followed by a coffee shop stop. I would then relax with some reading time (at the moment anything by Kathy Reichs) with my forest view and lots of snacking during!! In the afternoon I’d enjoy a visit with my boys and their families, and end with dinner watching the sun set on the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
4. Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself!
– Since living in Powell River I have discovered the game of pickleball and seemed to be hooked.
I have 2 dachshunds that can’t quite grasp the concept that deer are not an impending threat ……… unless you run at them barking.
I think I may have too many clocks. I’ve recently started referring to them as my ‘collection’.
5. If you could meet anyone, from any point in time, who would it be
Without a thought but a most certain even tie Leonardo da Vinci and Nikola Tesla, and both for very similar reasons. Although Leonardo was blessed with both artistic and technological brilliance, it’s their technological foresight that fascinates me. Perhaps da Vinci, with his observed connections between art(nature) and technology, would be the exceptional of the two intellectually creative genius’.