Stephanie was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, and moved to the Okanagan in July 2021, to better support her active lifestyle.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Active Health and Rehabilitation from Simon Fraser University, Stephanie has spent the last 14 years of her career working in providing exercise prescriptions and lifestyle coaching for people with various chronic health conditions as well as the general population. She has spent the most recent 3 years working in disability management.
Stephanie currently sits on the Vernon Climate Action Advisory Committee, an advisory body to the City of Vernon Mayor and Council to ensure the city follows best practice in choosing actions present and future with climate considerations. She also currently volunteers with projects initiating from Vernon's Climate Action Now! group and the Okanagan Transit Alliance. Stephanie has previously volunteered on the local Green candidate's campaign in the last federal election and with the Vancouver Tenants' Union subcommittee Rent Strike Bargain.