For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a Police Officer. I began my career with Hamilton Police before transferring to Chatham-Kent Police where I have now been serving this community for 16 years. I love the variety a career in policing offers. I have served in the areas of Community Patrol, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and as a Scenes of Crime Officer. I am also a member of the Chatham-Kent Police Honour Guard, which is a ceremonial unit.
Although not originally from the area, I became involved with the Rotary Club in Chatham which connected me with many great like-minded people in our community. Being a member of the Rotary Club has given me opportunities to volunteer and connect with people locally and internationally. Through Rotary, I have participated in fundraisers such as the Roses for Rotary campaign and have volunteered as a counselor to the Youth Exchange Students. Rotary also provided me with a scholarship to study Peace & Conflict Resolution at one of the World Peace Centers in Bangkok Thailand. I also participated in a career exchange in Japan, where I worked with the Japanese National Police.
Growing up, I was involved with 4-H which has the motto of ‘Learn to Do by Doing’. I have carried this motto throughout my life professionally and personally to continue to learn and grow. I have a passion for travelling and volunteering in the countries that I visit.
When I am not working, you will find me outside. Depending on the season, you may find me hiking, paddling or cross-country skiing. I am an avid photographer and love documenting my travel and nature adventures.