Before becoming a Marriage Commissioner I taught, for decades, what I needed to learn most by delivering motivational keynotes and presenting personal development workshops at conferences, seminars, staff retreats and teachers' conventions in western Canada and the Northwest Territories. I also organized, hosted and facilitated workshops at six wellness weekends for women in the Edmonton area.
I completed a six-year intensive leadership program with major course focus on mindful living, counselling, coaching, philosophy, organizational management, volunteer coordination, communication and, most notably, personal development!
I feel that the unique blend of my natural and learned gifts, talents and skills are a perfect match for officiating at weddings and leading rehearsals.
Sold after the talks and workshops I presented, my book The Way Home: An Inner Path to Conscious Living was specifically designed to assist readers in creating more healthy, prosperous, happy and fulfilling lives.
For over 10 years I wrote a bi-weekly personal development column for The St. Albert Gazette. And, articles of mine have been published in dozens of newspapers and magazines in Canada, the United States and Australia.
Prior to doing all of my personal development work, I owned and operated a food processing company, was property manager of a portfolio of rental properties and did contract work as a bookkeeper.
In my leisure hours, I enjoy working out at the gym, spending time with family and friends, photography, entertaining, golfing, reading, taking long walks with the dog, drinking lattes and sometimes playing the violin.
Just for fun: It is considered good luck for the bride to encounter a chimney sweep, black cat, lamb or dove on her wedding day. She will be especially lucky if she finds a spider in her wedding gown.