I have been involved with the GMFA since 2016, as a mom, a volunteer, a coach, and board member. My first experience with football was trying out for my high school football team … in an age when girls didn’t play football! My coach tried so hard to get permission for me to be on the team but was never able to get it approved. Fast forward 40 years, and I was fortunate to play for the Vipers football team in 2021 … how things have changed! I am a daughter, cousin, sister, wife, mother, aunt … I am a pianist, synchronized swimmer, bobsledder, singer, softballer, artist, triathlete, karateka, boxer, footballer. I am a seasoned volunteer, having served on many boards over the years. I am excited to continue representing the GMFA and our members.
As a Trimble teacher, I was first introduced to football at our Homecoming game in 2010. I have learned very quickly how football brings people together and how it creates a sense of belonging and family for many kids in the Greater Moncton area.
Over the last 3 years, I have also had the joy of being a football mom. With my two children playing at different levels and my husband as a coach, I spend most days in the Fall and the Spring at the football field. It brings me so much joy to see my daughter have the chance to play with some of my students. We have made many friends in the last few years and I am looking forward to meeting many new faces.
I was a multi-sport athlete growing up, but my passion for Football began as a quarterback at SJHS in 1987 under the legendary coach Fran ‘the Bear” Hughes. I then moved to Ontario, playing from 1989 to 1991 in the OMMFL playing for the Mississauga Wolverines and Gary Smith. Returning to Atlantic Canada in 1991, I earned my B.A. from Mount Allison University before entering the corporate world.
In 2013 I attended the NBIAA High School Championship at Rocky Stone Field, and that day committed to volunteering with the GMFA. In Spring of 2014 I began coaching and continue to do so. I am committed to helping the youth of Greater Moncton learn the great game of football while focusing on Safety, Leadership and Teamwork. My focus is on having lots of fun and learning the skills properly at a young age in preparation for the next level. Over the years I have filled many roles within the GMFA and currently I am the Fields & Equipment Manager. I encourage you to consider giving back, the rewards are endless!!!