I have had a camera in my hand much of my adult life. I studied Fine Art in university, after which I started a career as an art teacher. Deciding on a career shift, I went to graduate school to study counselling psychology and then practiced as a psychotherapist for the next thirty years. During that time, I was also a small-scale farmer with chickens, sheep, goats, and horses, led Vision Quest wilderness trips, raised a family, and won a “Garden of the Year” award from Canadian Gardening Magazine. Now that I have retired from clinical practice, I have more time for photography: I find it connects well with my therapy career. I approach photography from the perspective of listening deeply, observing and connecting to people's stories through my camera lens.