Explorer · Mountaineer · Engineer
Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario annealed me for the cold. I later called Ottawa home which opened up weekend warrior stomping grounds such as the Adirondacks, NY and the Green Mountains of Vermont where I discovered backcountry skiing and mountaineering.
Having devoted a huge chunk of my working life pioneering a world-first waste-to-energy process, I have now left behind a corporate world of "cram it all in my 3-weeks of vacation per year mountaineering trips" for a balanced life as a consultant on risk management. Now based out of the Canadian Rockies, I can focus on outdoor pursuits.
Notable Accomplishments and Awards:
2021 First all-woman ascent of Mt.Lucania, YT (5,226m)
2020 Elected member of the Society of Woman Geographers
2019 Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society
2019 First recorded winter ascent of Mt. Wood, YT (4,860m) & first female winter ascent of a major peak in the subarctic
2018 First recorded ascent of Jeannette Peak, BC (3,089m)
Proud Ambassador for Hilleberg The TentMaker
Ice. Snow. No path? Let's go! The colder, the tougher and more remote, the better!
Why the Jack pine logo? Jack pines remind me of home; where they often stand proud on the smooth Canadian Shield.
Their scraggly, far from perfect shape is a testament to their adaptability; they shape to the winds, they shape to the light, they shape to their environment. Like the Jack Pine, I'm always fascinated by the human ability to endure and adapt to our conditions.