I was raised in Kelowna and started working as a high school student at Fairfield Animal Hospital when it was owned by Dr. Alan Gill. I attended the University of Victoria and then WCVM (Western College of Veterinary Medicine) while working summers at Fairfield Animal Hospital as a kennel assistant. After graduation, I joined Fairfield as an associate. In 1998, I bought the practice from Dr. Gill. I have always had a special interest in emergency medicine, and have been a member of the VECCS (Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society) since 2000. It was my dream to transform Fairfield Animal Hospital into a 24-hour emergency facility for the Okanagan Valley. In my free time, I enjoy running triathlons, which include completing two Iron Mans. My family includes my Lab named Westin who is my running partner, my Bassett Hound named Watson, two cats, Charlotte and Oliver Twist, and I recently rescued Mastiff cross named Coco.