About me

Being on stage lights me up. I love white orchids, fresh air, and making people laugh. I care deeply about making you feel that you are not alone in this game. 

I write and speak onstage about things that have happened to me and how I have grown from them. Depression, anxiety, Bells Palsy, major concussion in 2017.  My decision to take meds to help me through various stages, losing my “illusion” of what I thought my life “should” look like. 

I was a dancer my whole life until about 18-ish, then went to school for business, as I always knew I would be an entrepreneur. I left a career in upper management after having my two boys, now teenagers, and started my own team apparel company with my sister, as well as working alongside her and my mom to create our event company as it is today. 

In 2015, after about 10 years of being the “perfect” Barbie, having the “perfect” life doing all the “things” you do – perfect house, perfect career, perfect kids, perfect hostess, perfect perfect perfect – I woke up with Bell’s Palsy - half my face completely paralyzed. Living with it for the past 5 years has been a challenging lesson.


I am loud about learning self care, boundaries, and limits from my sassy point of view.


"I encourage you to step up and be yourself. 
It's better than the alternative".

I run Wharton Event Management with my mom, sister and the most unreal team ever.  In 2020 we are running 14 events across 5 brands - Peak Invitational Dance Competition, Festival du Ballet, Next Level Hip Hop Competition, Quantum Acrobatics and the Provincial Honours Performance.

I speak A LOT about how the Universe will stop you in your tracks (smack you in the face or upside the head – for me, both, literally) if you don’t listen, slow down, and live in your light. 

Love notes

“I want to one day be as strong as you .... even when I’m 65.  Love the inspiration I’m getting. I’m actually crying right now writing this. You are impacting me!”

“Thank you for sharing. You are strong, so funny and fierce! Forever grateful to have such a light to look up to.”

“I can always relate to all your posts. Thank you for always being so open, I love it.”


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