"I focus on what matters to you, and work with you to get that result.
My approach to law is service-oriented and collaborative. I want to be of service to my clients, which means understanding their situation, goals and objectives, and providing advice that suits those goals. I seek to empower my clients with information so that they can understand their options, and then work with them to pursue the option that best meets their needs.
I started my legal career representing plaintiffs in class action lawsuits dealing with systemic discrimination, institutional abuse, and harassment in both institutional and employment contexts. I then spent three years at an employers’ association providing advice and representation to employers in the social services sector. These experiences have given me insight into workplace decision making, which I rely on to further my clients’ goals.
I grew up in a small town in the East Kootenays. My life before law included coordinating a volunteer-run art gallery, working at a Parks Canada Information Centre, doing medical genetics research in Newfoundland, and teaching English to high school students in France. I attended law school at McGill University, where I obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law as well as a Bachelor of Common Law. Prior to law school, I obtained a Master’s Degree in European Studies from UBC, and undergraduate degrees (a B.A. and a B.Sc.) in French and Biochemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
I can often be found practising yoga, reading, and playing or listening to music. One of the highlights of my musical life was playing with a community marching band during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.