I was born and raised in Carman, Manitoba. Between 1990 – 1994 I attended the University of North Dakota where I swam on the University NCAA swim team. I completed an undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology. From 1994 – 1996 I studied at Portland State University in Portland Oregon where I finished a Master’s degree in Audiology.
In 1996 I began work as an Audiologist in Las Vegas, Nevada where I was an Educational Audiologist for the Clark County School District. My passion for audiology spurred me on to do an advanced degree. I started a doctorate in Audiology in 1999 and graduated in 2003 from Arizona School of Health Sciences. This advanced degree gave me in depth knowledge about hearing aids, hearing loss as well as proper counseling in the effect s of hearing loss and tinnitus.
In 2003, my husband and I moved to Victoria and I began work at Island Hearing Services on Fort Street. I managed their downtown clinic until 2005 when I had my first son Spencer. In July 2006, I opened Broadmead Hearing Clinic and we had immediate success. My second son Gavin came along in 2007 and they are both now active and full of so much energy. Gavin is in Grade 6 and Spencer is now in Grade 8.
I sincerely enjoy Audiology and feel it is a perfect fit for me. I understand that one of our basic human needs is for connection with others, and without good hearing, connections become strained because communication is fragmented. We lose our ability to communicate with ease and I get great job gratification in improving people’s quality of life.