I grew up in Courtice, Ontario but was fortunate to spend most weekends and summers at my family’s cottage near Bon Echo Provincial Park. My passion for canoe tripping started when my parents signed me up for a 2-week trip down the Spanish River with a YMCA summer camp. After this trip, I was hooked, and continued attending and eventually leading trips for the same camp over the next decade. I started guiding with Black Feather in the spring of 2021 and am really excited to be a part of such a strong community. My favourite parts of guiding are catching and cooking a shore lunch of fresh fish and the genuine bonds that form through shared experiences. Outside of guiding, I studied Biology in my undergrad at Queen’s and then took a few years off to work and travel before returning to school for Teacher’s College in the fall of 2019. Since graduating, I have moved to the community of Igloolik, Nunavut where I am teaching grade 6. In my free time I enjoy staying active on the land by fishing, hunting, cross country skiing, and paddling.