Theresa is a deathcare practitioner. She has been a long-time Frontline volunteer with the Pals and palliative program as well as facilitating monthly Death Cafes (Dose, 101 2nd street) and Grief and Bereavement Support Groups.
She earned a degree in Thanatology (the study of death and life losses) from Kings College at University of Western Ontario as well as a degree in First Nation Studies (UWO and UBC). Since becoming a Midwife for the Dying (2016) she is interested in bringing more community-based death caring to Revelstoke. She is a death positive activist and holds a deep-rooted passion in providing dignity for marginalized groups at end of life.
In her spare time she helps coordinate Soup and a Smile at the United Church, and is a veteran volunteer with the Food Recovery Program (Food Connect). She has been the Secretary for the Revelstoke Snowboard Club and an usher at the Performing Art Centre for the last 2 years. She loves repurposing projects, crafts, taking nature baths and is the creator of Kids Cutz, custom denim jackets for babies and toddlers.