I'm a professor, researcher, creative thinker and facilitator in the field of recreation and leisure management and community development. I'm a passionate advocate for recreation, blending theory with creative community development approaches to help community practice redesign and reimagine recreation and leisure experiences. Born and raised on a farm in rural Saskatchewan, I developed a strong appreciation and interest in community development, particularly leisure's role in creating resilient individuals and communities. My work has taken me across Canada, working and researching on the East Coast, West Coast and the Prairies. I'm currently an associate professor in the Recreation and Sport Studies program in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick.
My career path has involved community practice, teaching, research and consulting.
Associate Professor (2020-current), Faculty of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
Assistant Professor (2018-2020), Faculty of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
Thinker/Creator/Facilitator, Leisure Rethink, Fredericton, NB
Professor (2015-2018), Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC
Assistant Professor (2012-2015), Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and Community Development, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Professor/Program Coordinator, (2009-2012) Recreation Administration/Global Studies, Algonquin College, Ottawa ON
Prior to my academic roles, I worked in community recreation in a wide range of roles: program planner, recreation coordinator/director, event planner, leisure educator, and recreation therapist.
PhD, Human Kinetics (Leisure Studies), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
MA, Recreation Management, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
BA, Recreation Management, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
Diploma, Leisure and Recreation Administration, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB.
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