It all began with a co-op placement for me - that is how I fell in love with museums, particularly Grey Roots. Having no idea where I wanted to work for the rest of my life, on a whim my co-op teacher suggested Grey Roots Museum & Archives and that is where my story begins.
I am one of the Heritage Interpreters at Grey Roots. I get to share stories from all parts of history with the many visitors and school-aged children that come through the doors here every year. Whatever the topic may be, I get to do lots of research to bring that story to life. I learn new information everyday which not only helps me share that story, but it helps me love my job every day too!
After working at Grey Roots as a summer student all through university, I graduated from Laurentian University in Sudbury with a goal that I would work in a museum some day! I did a bit of work at a museum in Winnipeg, but I knew that Grey Roots and Grey County was truly where my heart was, so I jumped on the opportunity to move back home when a position opened up at Grey Roots. I have been here ever since.
I work in the Heritage Interpretation department where I get to share stories through education programs, plan special events, dress up as a pioneering woman or even a 1920s Farm House Wife. I get my hands dirty in our heritage gardens and do enjoy taking care of our summer farm animals.
When I'm not at work I spend time with my husband, our son Noah, and our dog hiking and exploring Grey County. I also enjoy crocheting and always have something on my hook. I have yet to try a true vintage crochet pattern, but it is on my goal list!