Cat is a committed lifelong learner, having practiced many trades, but her greatest passion is reserved for holistic health and nutrition. After beginning her career as an engineer – travelling the world and training businesses in the use of security-enablement software – Cat quickly discovered a deep grounding in speaking and teaching and set off in search of a more human connection for her professional pursuits. A journey that led to studies in International Development, at the University of Montreal, and development work in Nicaragua and Ecuador, where she directed development projects for 3+ years.
Following the births of her two sons, Cat continued her evolution by certifying as a doula, leveraging the combination of her profound birth experiences and long running, informal advocacy for healthy pregnancy and natural birthing into a deeply empowering professional endeavor. One hundred births and several additional certifications later, Cat made her most fulfilling career move to date. Bringing her long simmering passion around nutrition and holistic health to the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and study toward a diploma in Natural Nutrition.
Cat teaches Pediatrics as well as Body-Mind-Spirit: The Mind Connection, while also facilitating Case Study Practicums. Teaching and sparking passion in others is what she most enjoys. Outside of the classroom, you can find Cat supporting new mothers through prenatal and postpartum nutrition workshops, running culinary workshops, or delivering corporate presentations as The Office Nutritionist. Ever committed to learning new things and meeting new people, when not working, you can most likely find Cat in her kitchen whipping up new recipes or in the yoga studio pushing her limits. She also tries to find time to run, bike or cross-country ski, whenever she can.