September 9, 1994, was my first time off the ferry at Langdale. This was the beginning of a new adventure for me. I was nineteen years old, and ready to start my coastal adventure. Originally, it was to be a short-lived break between high school and university as I found my path.
Twenty-eight years later, I’ve raised three beautiful children here, became a Rotarian, walked the path for the Relay of Life several times, volunteered, been in so many parent advisory council positions that one was created for me and I was on a first name basis with the superintendent, served ten years as a school board trustee, been through two marriages and divorces, and am now finishing a four year term as an Electoral area director with the SCRD, not to mention several other experiences in the great world of adulting.
It is with sadness and regret that I announce I have made the decision to move off the Sunshine Coast, and will not be submitting my name as a candidate in this autumn’s local government elections. I can’t tell you how many wonderful people have voiced their support, reached out and offered homes and solutions for me. I am incredibly grateful to you all, and am humbled by your generosity.
I have been truly blessed in my life to be a part of the Sunshine Coast. While I have certainly had my trials and tribulations, my experiences here have been incredible, very educational and rewarding. I have met and worked with many wonderful people, and I will miss you all. It has been a great privilege to represent my community as an elected official, and to work with dedicated representatives and talented staff at SD46 and the SCRD. I could never express my eternal gratitude for you all.
I will continue to represent my community to the best of my ability for the remainder of the term, and would happily speak to anyone interested in putting their name forward for local government elections this fall.