Life is an ongoing opportunity to learn and grow ... neither of which are truly possible without stumbles along the way. I am constantly seeking ways to "suck the marrow out of life". Paddling, conversing, racing, reading, creating art, strumming, travelling, looking for opportunities to give ... seeking adventure and purpose keeps me fired up.
I volunteer as a healthcare provider at the Evergreen drop-in center for street-involved youth. My time with the folks there is rewarding and enriching, and mostly consists of extending compassion and creating space. My community engagements in the past have included developing and delivering holistic sexuality education to adults and youth, working at health clinics in Kenya and Peru, and facilitating health promotion workshops for parents. I am currently part of a team working to sponsor and help settle a recently arrived family from Syria. My life is full, and I'm grateful.