I started on this career path as a budding historian and artist. Soon, I became interested in museum practices with a goal of connecting the public with historical research.
I first completed an Ontario College Diploma with Georgian College through their Fine Arts program, and became enamoured with oil paintings and lithography. This program was my first view into the curatorial world, and I decided to follow that pathway with a Bachelor of Arts (major in History and minor in English Literature) through Laurentian University. During this era, I took a semester abroad to the University of Plymouth in Devon, UK and vowed to learn as much as I could about British heritage practices.
With a newfound view of public history and heritage, I worked in Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library’s Local History department as a Local History and Genealogy Assistant, and later at Scugog Shores Museum as a Historical Interpreter. Even with these first-hand experiences of the archival and museum spheres, I knew there was more to be learned in order to fully integrate myself into the museology field. I joined Fleming College’s Museum Management & Curatorship Program for this purpose, and with the vast experience it gave me, I knew it was the best decision and training for a career in museology.
Explore my experiences through this portfolio, or view my LinkedIn profile for further detail of my work within the heritage community.