Ravens View Farm, Peachland, BC 250.826-4496
Experience has fostered a deep appreciation of life’s dance and led me to train as a professional Life-Cycle Celebrant and End of Life Doula. I am practiced in the creation of authentic personal ceremonies and performing weddings, celebrations of life, healing circles and other ceremonies that honour life’s important intersections and passages. I am open and affirming of all beliefs and works with clients of all ages, gender identities, and ethnicities, to skillfully choreograph their ceremonies.
Trained through the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, I am a certified End of Life Doula through Conscious Dying Institute, ordained as a minister through the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry, member of Interior British Columbia Quakers and long time meditator in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, I possess all the skills, training and experience to craft a beautiful, secular ceremony or assist clients and their families to navigate end of life journeys.
Over the years, I have been invited to serve as the first Executive Director for new or fledgling organizations. My passion was articulating the visions and missions for the founders and then building successful programs for the benefit of the community. These include: Ballet Kelowna, The National Museum of Dance, Boulder County Arts Alliance, and Collage Children’s Museum. I am currently a partner in OOMPH! Consulting providing organizations and businesses with the extra energy and insight to get them where they want to go!
In 2007 I moved to Ravens View Farm in Peachland from Boulder, Colorado with my husband Mark to cultivate a life dream of owning an organic farm. Avid orchardists, we cultivate peaches and plums and providing master chefs in the Okanagan Valley and visitors to the Peachland Farmers’ Market with juicy tree-ripened fruit. I have raised heritage chickens and bees. In collaboration with other celebrants and shamans, I enjoy performing seasonal ceremonies in the farm's lavender labyrinth to celebrate the passing of the seasons. What a life!