Cohousing has never attracted me, even though most of my family lives in 3 different co-housing communities in BC. I attended the Building Community workshop in July 2016 to see what my sister Carollyne was getting into. To my surprise, I fell in love with the people who were attracted to this project. The rest is history….
I’ve been an artist all my life, and had the privilege of studying in some of the finest schools in Canada, beginning with L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in my home town, Quebec City. My formal studies culminated in a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr in 2010. I translated my love of art into film production where I have worked in Set Decoration for my whole career. My claim to fame is working on X-Men 3 and too many others to count. Ask me for stories…
I am passionate about adventure travel to many parts of the globe, most notably climbing the Annapurna Pass ( elevation 17,929 ft.) at age 60. Following the climb I spent a month in India. My travels piqued my interest in international cuisine, which I love to share with my family and friends. I have a wide circle of friends and a close-knit family who gather to share meals, stories and laughs on a regular basis. (there’s a birthday a month we could be celebrating)
I am very grateful that my sisters, and their families followed me to the West Coast, which we all call home now. One of the most satisfying times in my life was when my mother came to live with me for the last 10 years of her life. We grew a special bond that made her passing very hard for me.
What I bring to co-housing is a spirit of adventure, joie de vivre, and life experience that will contribute to many projects, and many more conversations about living the good life in community.