I was born and raised in New Zealand. My introduction to bogs came from discovering carnivorous plants. I was amazed there were places on Earth (bogs) where plants actually eat animals!

The day after I finished my undergraduate studies (25 June 2014), I moved to Vancouver. I earned my MSc. from the University of British Columbia in April 2017.

I joined The Burns Bog Conservation Society in March 2018. As a results-driven educator and researcher, I have taught ages from K to seniors, and have project-managed research in Canada, New Zealand and South America. Right now, we are expanding the scope and reach of our educational programming. I am excited to be part of this journey!

My favourite thing about Burns Bog is that it’s an Ice Age Refuge. After the last Ice Age, many cold-adapted plants retreated north. However, they persist in Burns Bog as it’s a few degrees cooler than the surrounding area. Imagine that! Burns Bog is a mossy ark, giving refuge to life found nowhere else in the Lower Mainland. Amazing!