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 want you to know you are not alone in this game.

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 and I have expanded my view of the world, so much.

I was a dancer my whole life, 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 a team apparel company with my sister.  I also worked alongside her and my mom for 20 years producing 14 dance competitions per year in Western Canada.  Our theme at all events was “You Belong Here”.  Everyone is special, everyone belongs.

In 2020 our family closed due to Covid-19 and my heart was broken.  So much of my spark comes from the community and the young dancers.  So, realized I was not ready to let the dance world go.  I am starting my own company – B1 Dance Productions running a few small dance competitions starting in 2021.  As well, a video series called “Dancer Development Series” talking to dancers about ways to use skills learned in dance throughout all areas throughout their life.   I will be brave, resilient and start again.  (Again).   I can’t wait to tell everyone about it.


I write, talk and speak onstage about things that have happened to me and how I have grown from them.   Depression, anxiety, waking up with a paralyzed face from Bells Palsy in 2015 and a major concussion in 2017.  My decision to take meds to help me through various stages of my life and losing my “illusion” of what I thought my life “should” look like.  I am loud about learning self care, boundaries, and limits - from my sassy point of view.  


We have so many opportunities in this life if we choose to notice them and realize the Universe will support us - as long as we show up.   Let’s talk.

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 so much better than the alternative".

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.”

LET'S BE PENPALS.

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