I graduated in 1990 from Queen’s University with a degree in Kinesiology and MacArthur College in 1992 with an Education Degree. I have completed numerous post-graduate courses in ergonomics, cost of care, functional assessment, and disability management. Over the past 30 years I have worked with employers of all sizes and in an array of industries to implement ergonomics, injury prevention, and disability management programs. I have owned and managed several rehabilitation centres providing multi-disciplinary programming for injured and disabled populations; including musculoskeletal injury, neurological conditions, mental health issues, and chronic pain. Ergonomics projects have ranged from small department and workstation analysis to publishing a nation-wide ergonomics program for the National Seafood Sector Council. Currently, I complete Functional Capacity Evaluations, Job Demands Analyses, Risk Identification Audits and I provide injury prevention seminars and programs for employers. I have received training with Matheson and Associates, CBI Health Group and Metriks Education in Functional Capacity Evaluation. I am a course instructor in Functional Capacity Evaluation for CBI Health Group and the Lead Quality Assurance Reviewer for Functional Capacity Evaluations in British Columbia.
I have been accepted as an expert witness in the Supreme Court of British Columbia for the purposes of work capacity and functional evaluation, disability determination and cost of care.