1. What brought you to Powell River?
I grew up in Powell River for the first 14 years of my life. Once I graduated high school in Langley, I spent a lot of time moving around looking for the right place, trying out different cities on the Island, the Okanagan and the Fraser Valley. But, as Dorothy says,
there's no place like home
. I came back to help out the family business I grew up in, and have found so many opportunities since. I'm a coastal kid at heart - and there's nowhere else I'd rather be.
2. What is it about PRISMA that inspires you?
I came to PRISMA on an internship opportunity, and it's the desire to do good in our community that really speaks to me. Growing up in local small business, I feel like digging in and finding the ways I can contribute to Powell River, economically and culturally, is what I've always wanted to do, and it's something PRISMA strives to do each and every year. I'm so happy to be a part of a growing organization that is constantly seeking new and better ways to connect with the town it calls home.
3. What’s your perfect day?
I've got two Australian Shepherds, so my perfect day is out in the woods, lost in the Duck Lake trails, taking in the fresh air, and letting the two furry beasts run wild. It's also coming home afterwards to a warm cup of tea and a good book, while the dogs pass out for a few hours and the house is quiet.
4. Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself!
- I love crafting. For the last couple of years I've been smashing teacups and making jewelry out of them. It's creativity and therapy in one - and the end result is an upcycled keepsake that is so unique!
- I grew up in a pet store - my parents owned a little pet shop (now closed) called Animal World. I've been known as the Crazy Pet Girl since I moved back in 2011 and always had a bird tucked in my pockets or on my shoulder. And yes - my house is full of animals.
- I spent a good 17 years dancing my way through so many of the classical pieces PRISMA plays during the festival - and hung up my pointe shoes when I was 21. Ballet is now a hobby I still practice in my off time, and it's another reason why PRISMA inspires me.
5. What was your New Year's Resolution?
Truth be told, I didn't make one this year! I've spent the last year really working on my personal and professional development, so instead of a resolution, I decided to pose myself a question: How am I growing? I want to be able to look back on 2019 and not see a list of accomplishments, but instead see a winding road of new experiences and learning opportunities that inspired me throughout the year.