Nan has lived in BC since 1960 and in northern BC since 1987. She has lived in the riding of Prince George-Valemount since 2006.
Nan became an elementary school teacher in 1987 and taught grades K-6 for about 20 years. In 2007 she earned a Masters in Education from the University of Victoria with an emphasis in Aboriginal and Environmental Education. From 2007 – 2012 she worked as a Sessional Instructor in the School of Education at the University of Northern BC.
Nan retired in 2012 and took up gardening. She began volunteering for her local community association as secretary and currently is president. In 2013 she took a Water Stewardship Course with the BC Lake Stewardship Society and coordinated a water monitoring program on Nadsilnich (West) Lake that ran from 2013-2016 in tandem with the Ministry of Environment and the BC Lake Stewardship Society.
In the summer Nan is an avid gardener and she enjoys hiking, canoeing, kayaking and swimming at the many lakes, rivers and ocean waters of BC. In the winter she enjoys reading, skiing and skating.
Nan is a mother, stepmother, grandmother, godmother, wife, sister, aunty and ally.