I have been privileged to work in the Canadian education space since 2004, with roles spanning market research, product management, publishing, technology, and sales in both K-12 and Higher Education. My first publishing job involved driving around northern Alberta in a minivan full of math textbooks with my 2 year old daughter strapped in the back, and most recently I launched and implemented learning management systems for Canadian school districts and universities. Meanwhile, that same daughter now pursues a History Major at University in Quebec.
Some children dream of winning the Stanley Cup, but my dream was to see my name in print â€“ in a textbook! I realized this dream in 2007 developing new curriculum resources for Law and Social Studies in British Columbia. I am passionate about advances in technology that enhance teaching and learning, and the potential for todayâ€™s students and educators to access rich resources and archives that spark curiosity, encourage discovery, and promote critical thinking. I am inspired to share Adam Matthewâ€™s vast and varied catalogue of primary source collections, and Quartexâ€™s powerful archive platform with Canadian education communities.
I live and play on the unceded territory of the Ktunaxa, the Syilx, and the Sinixt Peoples in British Columbiaâ€™s beautiful Interior. My outdoor obsessions include open water swimming, skiing of all kinds, and cycle touring, and I can usually be found charting a course for a lake crossing, plotting a backcountry descent, or pedaling my panniers up and down mountain passes. An English Major through and through, I do all of these things carrying at least 3 paperbacks.