Leah grew up in Bamfield, a small remote community on the west coast of Vancouver Island. She spent time living in both Northern Alberta and Yukon as a heavy duty equipment operator,truck driver, and transportation specialist in the film industry; before settling in the Cowichan Valley.
Leah’s educational background started 20 years ago at VIU exploring an anthropology degree, and recently returned to VIU where she completed a Baccalaureate in Psychology and a certificate in Addiction Studies. Leah plans to continue her education with a masters in clinical psychology at City University.
Leah’s passion for recovery comes from lived experience, as she was one of Cedars first residents many years ago she knows exactly how transformative a shared connection and freedom from substance use can be. Leah describes Cedars as gratitude in action, and holds a deep admiration for all her colleagues from maintenance to the leadership team. When she’s not at work, Leah enjoys spending time with her two Boston Terriers Cricket and Pablo, as well as her son Jesse.