Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I was born in Dryden, Ontario. My parents relocated to Yellowknife when I was two years old, which is where I spent my childhood until finishing high school, when I left the north to come to the University of Lethbridge. My initial plan was to pursue teaching as a career, although once I came to University, I ended up going in a different direction, and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree.

When I completed University, I was considering other career options including counselling psychology and law, but wanted to spend some time in the workforce first. I applied for an internship with the Government of the Northwest Territories, and in speaking to the placement coordinator for the program, they suggested human resources as an option that may be suited to my skills and interests, and I’ve been working in Human Resources ever since!

I have worked in HR Manager roles and HR Business Partnership roles in government, workers’ compensation and health care, both in the Northwest Territories and in Alberta. Once we started a family, we returned to southern Alberta to be closer to family and friends, although the north will always hold a special place in my heart, and I return to visit often.

How long have you been at ULethbridge and what do you do here?

I stated with ULethbridge in September 2018, and I work in the Human Resources department.

What's the best part of your job?

I love being a part of our University community. I feel pride in being a ULethbridge alum and staff member, and the contributions that we all make as employees either directly or indirectly to our students and our community. I feel grateful to have the opportunity to work and learn from my colleagues, and to lead a team of HR professionals that truly care about people and the work they do. It’s the people that make our University great, a fun place to work, and in HR, we are uniquely positioned to build and enhance that employee experience.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I love long-distance running and have completed five full marathons, and I am currently training for the Lost Soul Ultra 50 KM in September (my first ultramarathon!), so you will often see me running and exploring in the coulees. I also love reading, listening to podcasts and spending time with my wonderful kids, Micah and Cohen. I am a big foodie too–I love cooking with my spouse, having friends over for dinner parties and, of course, eating delicious food!