I began my journey in Environmental Science at the age of 17, working for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources in Chapleau, ON. When I completed High School, I enrolled in a Communications Diploma program (Arts and Science) at Centennial College. I graduated and I moved to the Yukon in 1993; and worked several summers in the Tourism Industry before entering into the IRM Technology field at Fleming College in Lindsay, ON. After College, I then moved on to Prince George, BC where I enrolled at University of Northern British Columbia. My history in the NWT began when I was hired out of UNBC in 1998 by the Ft. Providence - Resource Management Board in the Dehcho Region as an Integrated Resource Management Planner. Since then I’ve worked for three Indigenous Councils (GTC, DGGFN, FPMC), two Land and Water Boards (MVLWB, GLWB), twice for the GNWT (INF, Lands) and for one of Canada’s premier Diamond mines (Snap Lake), all employment occupations were Land, Resources and Environment based positions and all included a research component within the scope of my work experience. I’ve finally settled in Inuvik where my Spouse’s family is from and I’m happy to be working at ARI as Coordinator, Research Grants.