I was born in Vancouver B.C. and grew up surrounded by creativity.

As a young adult I worked for several years in fabric stores and boutiques, where I designed garments and other fabric creations for display and sale. This work inspired me to pursue a career in costuming, and so I moved to Halifax where I earned a Certificate of Costume Studies at Dalhousie University in 1983. I furthered my training at The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with courses in Life Drawing and Art History.

I started my costuming career in Theatre where I gained a strong foundation in every aspect of costume construction and design. In 1986 I began working in the film business, first as key assistant but quickly moving on to the role of costume designer for television movies, commercials, television series, as well as feature films. I have done some very challenging and exciting shows over the years and have worked with some of the best people in the business.

Today, I'm known for my ability to help create believable characters through thoughtful interpretation of a script and bring to each new project a wealth of experience and a distinctive style. I am a strong budgeter, researcher, and I understand the importance of having a strong and efficient department and try to attract the best wardrobe people to my team. Not only do I strive to have a smooth rapport with actors and crew, but my experience allows me to troubleshoot when faced with the unexpected.

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