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I am a third generation commercial fisherwoman with a BSc. in Biology.  I have over 8 years experience on the water through work as a biologist, an observer and a commercial fish harvester. 

Work History

May 2017Present

Commercial Fisherwoman

Independent Contractor
  • Commercial Prawn deckhand
  • Dungeness Crab deckhand 
  • Live Rockfish deckhand
Jul 2015November 2017

Social Media Manager

BC Salmon Marketing Council  
  • Initiated a proposal to build out the Social Media platform for the BC Salmon Marketing Council.
  • Developed and implemented a content strategy to increase brand awareness, generate website traffic and cultivate leads and sales.  This role includes attending industry events, festivals and trade shows to educate and engage the public on how to access and prepare wild BC salmon.
Jan 2016Present

Project Coordinator - Fisheries and Marine Monitoring

Ecotrust Canada-Skeena Office
  • Supported the Marine Monitoring Program Manager in administration of Area A Crab programs. 
  • Coordinating with vessel operators to ensure required Area A crab biological sampling trips are conducted. These duties include organizing all deployments and ensuring Observers are trained and designated prior to sampling
Jun 2010Oct 2014

ThisFish Atlantic and Pacific Coordinator

Ecotrust Canada - Prince Edward Island and Vancouver Island
  • Helped to develop and execute a lobster traceability program in five small fishing communities on Prince Edward Island (2010).  This involved liaising with industry member participants, including fishers, processors and fishing organizations, to engage them in the delivery of the “ThisFish” traceability program.
  • Re-located to Vancouver Island in 2012 to take on the role of Pacific coordinator.  Worked closely with fish harvesters all over the BC coast to improve marketability.  Also worked with large and small processing plants to implement and carry the program through to the market place.  This work generated additional opportunities to work on prawn, crab and salmon fisheries as a deckhand.
  • Worked on the Electronic Monitoring Maine Pilot Project with Ecotrust as a data analyst 

Apr 2011Jul 2012

Oyster Biologist

PEI Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development - Montague PEI
  • Conducted field and laboratory research to deliver the province’s Oyster Monitoring Program.  This position provided the PEI oyster growers with information on oyster spawning, spat fall, growth and development to assist them in the management of their operations. 
  • Worked with oyster growers to conduct biological studies testing new methods of top and bottom culture, as well as methods of controlling invasive species, fouling and predation.

Sep 2009Mar 2010

At Sea Observer

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - New Bedford MA USA

 Collected catch estimation data and biological samples onboard commercial fishing vessels and was  deployed in small communities all along the Northeast coast from Maine to Virginia.



Bachelor of Science - Biology

University of New Brunswick


Fishing is an amazing and unique way of life with many benefits to the fishers, their community and consumers.  I am passionate about sharing, enhancing and preserving these values though the mediums of work and photography.



MED STCW Respect to Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats

Transport Canada

MED STCW Advanced Firefighting

Transport Canada

MED STCW Basic Safety Training

Transport Canada

Marine Advanced First Aid

Red Cross

Navigation Safety Level 1

Transport Canada

Simulated Electronic Navigation - Limited Training Certificate

Transport Canada

GMDSS Radio Operators Certificate-Marine Commercial

Transport Canada

PADI Certified Scuba Diver


FSC Lead Auditor 

Rainforest Alliance 

Successfully completed training in executing annual internal auditing for Forest Stewardship Council certificate holders.