Discipline/Teaching Area: Kinesiology
I have been an instructor in the Kinesiology program at the College since 2011, teaching a wide variety of courses. I have also taken part in several community-based research projects in the field of physical literacy, along with fellow instructor Sandi Lavery.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree (Kinesiology) and a Master of Science degree (Exercise Science and Health Promotion) and am also a Clinical Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). My master’s degree primarily focused on personal training and health promotion.
My career spans more than 15 years in the field of Kinesiology including working in personal training, instructor training, coaching, injury management, corporate wellness and rehabilitation. Most of the clients I work with are dealing with chronic injuries. One of my other passions is working with children and families to teach physical literacy skills and promote the importance of physical activity in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
I have been involved in fitness and athletics my whole life and enjoy biking, baseball, horse-back riding, snowshoeing, skiing and working on our family ranch. I am grateful to be teaching in this beautiful area of the Kootenays where I grew up.
In the Kinesiology program we believe that hands-on learning is one of the best ways for students to learn, so you can expect to have lots of interactions with your peers, as well as various community members.
My teaching philosophy is that you get out what you put in. Anyone can become a good student if they work hard and take pride in what they are doing… it also helps if you have some fun along the way.