About the Officiant

I am a compassionate, fun loving person who has worked in a professional capacity with people my whole life. A great day for me is one where I can make a difference in someone’s life. I have extensive experience in writing, public speaking, organizing and problem solving. I build rapport easily with folks, am flexible and have well developed people skills. I am known for my character, professionalism and attention to detail.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling, undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Education. This combined with my life, career experience and well developed sense of humour have equipped me well to help you plan your ceremony and navigate any unexpected elements that may arise the day of.

The officiant role provides an opportunity for me to use my skills in a meaningful way, to customize a ceremony that is individualized. This is a creative process that I find very rewarding. Whether you want a simple short ceremony or something more intricate and unique, I will take great pride in helping you create an event that is a true reflection of your individual needs, personalities and culture.

On a personal note; I love nothing more than spending time with my loved ones. Our home has always been the go to place for friends, family and colleagues alike. Raising our kids has been a true honour, and although they may have caused us a few grey hairs along the way, we are so very proud of the people they have grown to be. Living on a small hobby farm in rural Ottawa has been our sanctuary and is always an adventure– I once brought home two pot belly pigs and a donkey in the back of minivan, that’s a story on its own! Family, travelling, photography, skiing, and volunteering are all important elements in my life.

I look forward to getting to know you and helping you plan a memorable ceremony.

Ceremonies are grounded in the Humanist philosophy and non-religious in nature. For more information on the principles of Humanism, please visit this page https://www.humanistcanada.ca/about/humanism.