Prior to entering into the BC Wildfire Service, I was a high school teacher in Vancouver, BC. My partner and I relocated to Prince George 4 years ago, which was when I applied to the BCWS. Initially hired as a dispatcher, I transitioned into the role of Communication Specialist for the Prince George Fire Zone. I’ve had 3 wild seasons in the Communication role, which has taught me a significant amount in terms of operations, logistics, communication and integration with stakeholders. Last Fall I was invited to the FireSmart conference in Fort McMurray, which was an incredible opportunity and my first big exposure to the world of prevention and FireSmart. Through these experiences and exposures, I’ve realized my passion is public education, prevention of wildfire and building resilient communities. I am very excited to be in this role, as it ties in with what I am most passionate about: education and prevention.