Executive Director and Co-founder at Hives for Humanity Society
I am passionate about fostering vibrant and healthy community through empowerment and experiential education. I believe in the profound impact of connecting individuals and communities to their land, food and spirit.
I seek to engage through collaboration and courageous/vulnerable conversation, to foster inclusive spaces of meaningful opportunity.
My ancestry is to Ireland and Germany, and as I have been learning about the hills and waters my grandparents walked, I have been deepening my understanding of how I walk, how I move, with and on these stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsliel-Waututh Nations, and in my community engaged work in the Downtown Eastside. As a person of settler descent how do I acknowledge and seek to dismantle the systems that have privileged me and excluded others, done and continue to do violence? How do I learn from the honey bees, also guests here, to share my unique gifts, while honouring all the ways of knowing and being that exist here? How do I move into reciprocal relationships of respect and love, through gathering and care in community, towards Land Back?
Ask me about the Hastings Folk Garden! Ask me about Community Engaged Governance! Ask me about how we might learn from the bees to communicate, include and thrive!