I grew up in the foothills of a town backing up against the Golden Ears Mountain Range in beautiful British Columbia. My love and desire to explore the “what’s next over the hill” started at a very early age. Along with that, taking pictures of squirrels and other critters in our mossy forests, fostered a passion for photography. And of course all the cheesy home-video remakes of The Wizard of Oz, Hansel and Gretel and some improv that will never see the light of day helped too!
One of my biggest bucket list items is to do a nightdive in the Hawaiian Islands with a fever of stingrays, (yes, a group of stingrays is called a “fever,” weird right!?) Ever since I got my diving ticket in the Philippines and entered into the depths of a Japanese WWll battleship, my love for the water grew 10-fold! No boring reef dives for me, technical wreck dives all the way!
After getting married, Joel and I lived in his homeland of Australia for a year. Having never experienced the Southern Hemisphere sky was truly incredible once I finally did lay eyes on it. To see the Milky Way Galaxy so vividly with the naked eye, wow, there are no words. You haven’t seen stars till you’ve travelled down south.