Educator/Professor, Aunt, Great Aunt, Motivational Speaker Former Executive Director, Senior Management 30+ years Spiritual Advisor and Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Aromatherapist, Traditional Seer, Psychic, Certified Spiritual Life Coach, Happiness Coach and Goal Setting Coach
Born and raised in the Southern Ontario, ancestry Anishinaabe Maliseet English French, of Wolf Clan. Territorial lands of Salmon River Ontario and Tobique (Neqotkuk) River New Brunswick on Father's side (Deval/Deveau). French Canadian Cree Quebec and Celtic lineage on Mother's side.
Grandmother with grandchildren, a mother of 5 grown children, Auntie, Partner of 30 years and a Grandmother Bundle Carrier.
Work held within 5 Indigenous not for profit organizations positions held; Executive Director, Manager, Administrator, Instructor, Educator, Workshop Facilitator, Grant writing, Traditional Counseling, Project Management, from 2007- to current spanning over 3 Indigenous communities (Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara Region)
She currently works full time as an Cultural Teacher delivering education at post secondary school to Indigenous youth; academic delivery of a pre-exposure program to Health Care, Hospitality and Tourism delivery.
*Spiritualist Church of Canada
*Verified Member of Grandmother's Voice
Why Grandmothers Voice
St. Lawrence College St. Laurent Animal Care Technology 1985
McMaster University Hamilton Combined BA 2005-2008
First Nations Technical Institute -Indigenous Community Approaches Program Certificate 2005 Graduate
Brock University NGO Leadership Certificate 2018
Athabasca University 3 credits short of undergraduate degree BA Sociology 2005 to current
McMaster and Niagara college courses in engaging community leadership, project delivery, advocacy, partnerships, conflict resolution 2004 to current
Indigeology Indigenous Education Certificate study with Wilfred Laurier Kitchener 2019 to 2020
30+ Certifications in Holistic Wellness and Energy work, Reiki Master Teacher, Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, Karuna Ki, Shamballa, Siechim
Certified Card Reader June 2020
Transformation Academy Courses 2020-2021
- Certified Happiness Coach
-Certified Spiritual Life Coach
-Certified Goal Setting Coach
-Certified Life Purpose Coach
Certified Biddy Tarot Reader (www.biddytarot.com)
****Doctrine Study in Metaphysics with the University of Metaphysics and University of Sedona completion August 2021
****Certified Mediumship study 2020 to current
Ontario Trillium Provincial Grant Volunteer Evaluator 2019 to current
Citizens Advisory to the Chief of Police Hamilton 2018 to 2020
Special Olympics Ontario 2014 to current
Notable achievements and community engagements
Head Elder Woman dancer 2013 Fort Erie
Head Woman dancer 2012 Hamilton
She has conducted opening and closing address, presented as a delegate speaker, emcee, radio, television and debate panel member. Her work in Indigenous education, self-identity, cultural sensitivity, safety, awareness, advocacy within mainstream practice (health care, education, women's services, housing, food security).
My Mother had the gift of clear knowing, my Grandmother had the gift of clear knowing and my Great Aunt had the gift of clear seeing. My gifts of mental mediumship in that spirit places messages, symbols, words, images in my inner mind. My helpers, my guides have been with me for my whole life. They refer themselves as the Council.
It could be said that "spirit blows through me" and the Grandmothers have told me this, and it is true. ALL the time...:) So you can understand when you read about the 7 year sabbatical this was a gift of rest for me.
From 2012- 2019 I embraced a 7 year sabbatical in that my work stilled and I took up roles and responsibilities in the not for profit area in Indigenous community.
The work continues through ceremonies, teaching circles, healing, seeing, fast on the land, education sitting in circle, I continual to walk upright embracing and walking the way of the earth journey with the guidance of the spirit journey.
It is with saddened heart the loss of well over a handful of the mentors that we sat in circle, the work continues as I was taught.
In Honour in respect the sharing of photographs in the gallery not to place photographs forward to have any rights only to share the Rite of passage work spanning 30 plus years.
My heart is filled with gratitude, love and each day acknowledges the lessons taught those of love, those of challenge and the gift of teachings that embodies the inner core that my spirit was born of.