I began teaching with the Canadian Red Cross in 1984 teaching first aid and CPR programs. Today I’m an Instructor Trainer with the Canadian Red Cross which means I’m involved with instructor training, certification and development. Im also an Advanced Emergency Care Instructor which enables me to teach the Marine Advanced First Aid, First Responder and Emergency Medical Responder programs. I also teach Worksafe BC Occupational First Aid Level 1, 2 and 3 courses and provide instructor training in that area. I’m also an Occupational First Aid Examiner for Worksafe BC and have been involved in the development of the Occupational First Aid Program. Lastly I’m a Licensing examiner for the BC Ministry of Health First Responder Program.
My career started out in the Emergency Department, Operating Room and Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Columbian Hospital in the early 80’s as part of the hospitals critical care nursing staff. This eventually transitioned to the BC Ambulance Service where I worked a variety of locations around the province including the Lower Mainland. I eventually left BCAS following many years of service. Today in addition to a heavy teaching schedule, I continue to retain my certification and skills by working Emergency Medical Services for events requiring Paramedic level services.
I have far too many personal interests for my own good! I enjoy photography, woodworking, kayaking and competitive shooting as well as being a pilot and scuba diver. A couple overriding passions are photography and woodworking which you will see highlighted on this web site.