I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary, and my Master of Science from the University of British Columbia. I then worked as an acute care Speech Language Pathologist across all Southern Vancouver Island hospitals. This role included the acute neurology ward at Victoria General Hospital. This lead me to the wonderful opportunity of opening a Speech Language Pathology program at the Victoria Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Clinic, where I work with our neurologist and growing team that includes nurse practitioners and geriatric psychiatry.
I love SpeakSTRONG© because it allows me to help more people with neurological movement disorders while I continue my various other clinical and teaching roles in our community.
Outside of work, I enjoy yoga and fitness, traveling, and exploring the Victoria food scene (coffee shop suggestions are always welcome!).
I look forward to helping you achieve your goals at SpeakSTRONG©!
BA, MSc, RSLP, S-LP(C)
Registered Speech Language Pathologist
Hello, and welcome!
I am a Speech Language Pathologist at SpeakSTRONG© with experience and advanced training in neurological movement disorders.
My vision is to provide excellent care that puts patients first, using the most updated evidence and research.
I am a certified provider of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®) with LSVT Global®. I am also a certified provider of SPEAK OUT!® & The LOUD Crowd® treatment programs, for which I have received the Parkinson Voice Project® grant three years in a row.
In addition to these, I have completed Parkinson's Foundation Advanced Team Training (formerly ATTP), and was selected by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) to become an official educator on Parkinson disease for other healthcare professionals. I am the first Canadian, and one of ten international clinicians, chosen to receive this advanced training by the Society.
In addition to my role at SpeakSTRONG©, I helped create British Columbia's first full-time public Speech Language Pathology program for people with neurological movement disorders. This program is located at the Victoria Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Clinic, which is a specialized neurology clinic. I am also a clinical educator for the University of British Columbia, where I supervise and mentor graduate students. Furthermore, I am proud to be a volunteer member of the Adult Services Committee with Speech and Hearing BC, where I help advocate for improved access to Speech Language Pathology services across British Columbia.
I have provided a variety of education seminars to hospital teams, professionals, support groups, and the public. This includes a 3-part virtual series in collaboration with Parkinson Society BC (PSBC).
Due to these achievements and contributions, I have been recognized with a 2022 Celebration of Excellence award from Island Health.
Registered with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC), Speech and Hearing BC (SHBC), and the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of BC (CSHBC).