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Founder, Wild Breath

Founder, Wild Breath

Wild Breath’s mission is to protect quiet and wild spaces, starting with the most vital one - the space within.

I believe that to change the world, we need to come home. I believe that the tools to come home rest in nature and meditation. My workshops create space for the quiet and wild within to be seen and heard.

I sell products and service offerings that allow you to experience and/or protect the wilderness, including tree + plant essences and virtual workshops.

My primary mission is to empower humans to remember your enough-ness through feeling seen + heard for who you really are.

My secondary mission is to raise ecological consciousness through the mimetic process. My workshops include immersing in nature and building empathy and connection. Once you see yourself as the tree, you’ll save the tree.

My Bio

I'm a wild woman living in the heart of the Okanagan, a momma to a toddler, and a curious life adventurer. I have an interest in all things deep: friendships, hearts, forests, human rights, and fireside chats. I work with tools like meditation and nature, I run nature-based workshops and retreats, and I speak to groups about remembering who they are. I’m a poet, a writer, and a lover of life. I’ve worked in the marketing world for 12+ years and the non-profit world for a decade. I’ve worked on four continents and sat on numerous boards. I am the Co-Executive Director of Her International. I founded Wild Breath in 2017 and I created SDG Yoga: a practice to embody the global goals.

The moment my life changed

When I was 22, my life radically shifted in one moment. Let me explain:

When I was 22 years old, I worked for a marketing agency in Winnipeg, Canada. I felt pretty good about my job, I was hitting career goals while all my friends were still in University, I lived in a trendy apartment, and hit the wine bar every weekend. Then my boss sent me to Ottawa for the Canadian Marketing Conference. As I flew to my first work trip, I had this sense of kick-ass success and liberation for such a young age. I can remember sitting on a balcony overlooking Parliament Hill eating sushi with a glass of wine and thinking I had "arrived." Little did I know, the next day my life would change.

The keynote speaker that day was John Wood, Founder of Room to Read and Author of "Leaving Microsoft to Change the World." In hearing his story, I went from laughing to crying to opening my heart to a world full of people that I hadn't thought much about before.

I went from a young woman with a big heart to a global citizen who was going to take accountability for my role in this world and help where I could.

By 23 I was the VP of that marketing agency, but over the next seven years as I leapt through other titles like Communications Manager and Director of Marketing, I consistently left the corporate world to travel and try my hand at changing the world. I volunteered with humanitarian projects in Africa, India and Central America, moved across the country to Kelowna, BC, finished my business degree, and studied International Development. At the same time, through yoga and meditation, I remembered that we truly must be the change we wish to see in the world. Peace must happen in the inner world, before it can happen in the outer world.

Self worth to self reliance.

Self care to world care.

That’s my journey.

Katputli Nagar slum in Jaipur, India, 2011.

Katputli Nagar slum in Jaipur, India, 2011.

Working on a conservation in South Africa, 2009.

Working on a conservation in South Africa, 2009.

Teaching Big White's Wellness Weekend in July 2017.

Teaching Big White's Wellness Weekend in July 2017.

Black Forest Day Lodge - Big White.

Black Forest Day Lodge - Big White.

Her International & partner NGO, Creating Possibilities, Nepal, 2018.

Her International & partner NGO, Creating Possibilities, Nepal, 2018.

Working with campecinos in El Salvador, 2012

Working with campecinos in El Salvador, 2012

TEDx KelownaWomen

TEDx KelownaWomen

TEDx KelownaWomen

TEDx KelownaWomen