I feel blessed to have been a Marriage Commissioner for 14 years. Prior to that I completed a six-year intensive leadership program
with curriculum based on spiritual and personal development, conscious leadership, living mindfully, pastoral counselling, philosophy, organizational management and volunteer coordination, under the governing body of Centers for Spiritual Living.
I am currently affiliated with the Centre for Spiritual Living Edmonton-Metro, a vibrant, warm, healthy, harmonious and welcoming spiritual community. I now officiate weddings as a member of the clergy. My ceremony, however, is pretty much the same as it was when I officiated civil ceremonies - with a few deletions and additions.
I've delivered motivational keynotes and presented hundreds of personal and spiritual development workshops to thousands of participants at conferences, seminars, staff retreats and teachers' conventions in western Canada and the Northwest Territories. I have also offered countless workshops for the general public and I organized, hosted and facilitated workshops at six wellness weekends for women in the Edmonton area.
Prior to my speaking and writing career, and my public service as a Marriage Commissioner, I owned and operated a food processing company, was property manager of a portfolio of rental properties, did contract work as a bookkeeper and raised two amazing children.
In my leisure hours, I enjoy working out at the gym, spending time with family and friends, photography, entertaining, golfing, reading uplifting books, taking long walks with the dog, practicing yoga, meditating, music, appreciating silence, trying my hand at a plant-based diet, and sometimes playing the violin.