I have a diverse background in the field of health and wellness. My primary job is working as a Registered Massage Therapist where I specialize in sports and therapeutic treatments. My main goal from massage is making sure people are able to live active healthy lives. To complement this I also have a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education degree with a major in Physical Literacy from Mount Royal University. In partnership with MRU, I am also a research coordinator with a focus on children’s play and physical activity. It was this interest that originally lead me to get involved with Variety on the parks committee which I have chaired since the beginning of 2018. Since that time I have seen the impact Variety has had on the impact of both children living with disabilities and their families.
For me, inclusion means removing the barriers both physically and socially limit children’s play. This includes that is building places for children with physical, sensory or hidden disabilities to play and be active. As well as educating the general population on the benefits of building an inclusive society for all.