Growing up in Canada
I was born in Vancouver and I feel very connected to my birthplace. I was fortunate as I had many experiences growing up not only in Vancouver but in other locations in British Columbia. We moved to Hope BC when I was four and my parents started their partnership in business together. My mother has been a true inspiration to me.
My parents were the perfect team. My dad became a property developer and built motels around the province of British Columbia and my mother would run the businesses until they were sold and we moved on to the next location. It is a testament to them that all these businesses still exist and are all still thriving today.
At the age of nine we moved to Kamloops and this was a very significant time in my childhood as I excelled at school and even became president of the student council.
At thirteen we moved to Valemount which was a remote community and I found it difficult to adjust but all of these challenges made me even more resilient and this has undoubtedly helped me with all of my future endeavours.
Eventually I made my way back to Vancouver as a young woman attending university and I met my husband and got married in 1991. We had three children together and a lifetime of experiences. Although we got divorced after twenty years, we are now the best of friends.