I joined the Smiles By Pocock team in June 2001 as an Orthodontic CDA, and over the years jumped at the chance learn new things like how to revamp our office's letter system and to have fun with things such as office contests, website/facebook updates and our office newsletter/emails too. I have 25 years experience working in the dental field, including orthodontics, general dentistry and prosthodontics. I enjoy working with the people in our office and the patients of all ages that come to us. It is interesting to watch the kids grow up! What I like most about our office is that we are a patient focused environment. I also love that Dr. Pocock is committed to bringing the most up to date technology and techniques into the practice to benefit our patients. It is gratifying to help Dr. Pocock create beautiful smiles - which have a long lasting impact on our patient's self esteem and quality of life! My personal interests include singing, song writing (and I am a confessed Karaoke "Kween".) I also love to power walk (outdoors), rebounding and practising Tai Chi. It is important to me to continue furthering my education and have acquired my certification as a Counselling Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master and more recently completed the Provincial Instructors Diploma modules. In 1995, I took a short sabatical from dentistry and worked 2 years in a Naturopathic office as a counselor and lifestyle coach. When I can, I volunteer for and support a number of environmental preservation/educational groups. I live on the North Shore with 2 kooky cats and currently my son is staying with me while he completes his studies at Fine Arts College.