I am a wellness and recovery specialist with over 25 years’ experience in mental health. For many years I struggled with serious mental health issues. The passion for my work comes from knowing that recovery is possible for everyone. I have established a variety of recovery-oriented programs within the Canadian mental health system and deliver workshops to mental health professionals, families, and people with the lived experience.
A trained actor and comedian, I am an ardent believer in healing through creativity, the arts and performance. I have founded two theatre companies for people with the lived experience and the Now Who’s Talking – Telling our recovery stories program. My highly acclaimed one woman show Now Who’s Crazy Now?, chronicling my experiences living with and recovering from serious mental health issues, has played to audiences across North America.