I am a speech-language pathologist in the Edmonton Alberta area specializing in caregiver empowerment. I am a member of the Co-Design Team for the Caregiver-Centered Care program at the University of Alberta, Department of Family Medicine.
I am an engaging public speaker, and have presented for national and international audiences. I have provided clinical mentorship and guest lecture for Master-level University students.
My focus is on trauma-informed care, specifically, applying the neuroscience of the Brain Story in my practice. I recently presented a nation-wide webinar on behalf of the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative, the creators of the Brain Story.
I have recently successfully offered effective consultation to a large early childhood intervention organization regarding implementation of parent-empowering programming into their systems and services.
I offer meaningful and encouraging training to early educators through the SPEECHified program, a popular program offered through the Alberta Professional Development Grant.
I am a motivational one-on-one parent coach, helping them to become the central piece of their child's development.
For the past decade and a half, I have also had a large focus on providing speech and language services and health navigation to newcomers to Canada.
I completed my Master’s Degree from the University of Alberta, winning scholarships and awards for academic excellence.
In my volunteer life, for North/Central Alberta, I oversee administration of a website, JustServe.org, that connects community organizations to each other and volunteers, maximizing resources and the power for change we can create together.