I am a lawyer here and practice in the area of family law and immigration.
I learned that if you encounter an obstacle in your path, that is not the end of the story. In fact, people
achieve greatness by taking a step back, refocusing and finding a way around the obstacle. Often it is
the obstacles in our path that cause us to grow the most.
I was born in Kingston, Ontario, however my family moved to Victoria when I was eleven so I grew up in Victoria.
I have lived and worked in Langford and the thing I like most about Langford is that it is a vibrant, up-and-coming community. There is a lot going on here and many interesting people.
1. Victoria Because of the natural beauty, the people and because my two beautiful children are here.
2. Mexico - because of the people, the culture, the food, the language, the beaches, the diving and the
3. France - because of the food, the culture, then language and the coffee.
My passion outside of law is learning about foreign cultures and languages. I have traveled extensively
and I have studied French, German, Russian and I am currently studying Spanish.
People are important to me. I want my clients to feel as though they have a voice and that they have
been heard. It is my goal to listen to my clients so that I can use my personal and legal experience to
best support them as they navigate the legal system.
I obtained a BA in French and German at the University of Victoria in 1990. I went directly to law school
at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and graduated with an LLB in 1993.
Volunteering is important to me and I have volunteered over the years at places such as Student Legal
services in Edmonton, a grassroots restorative justice project in Victoria and at the legal aid office in
Accra, Ghana. Since 2015 I have volunteered as a career mentor at the Intercultural Association of
Personal health is very important to me and I have a daily practice that fosters my own well-being and
keeps me centered in the midst of a busy personal and professional life.
I am an avid scuba diver and hold a number of certifications and used to fly airplanes.