I was born and raised in Gjoa Haven into a very large family. I am the third oldest of eleven children. I attended school in Gjoa Haven from kindergarten till grade nine. I left home for Yellowknife in order to complete high school. After graduating high school I worked various jobs, including a position in the school office. It was this role that nurtured my interest in teaching, which caused me to apply and graduate from the Nunavut Teacher Education Program. I love to learn and after several years of teaching I moved to Iqaluit and received my Bachelor of Education and continue to teach.
I am the mother of three children and enjoy spring, summer an fall outings with my family. I have just recently started sewing with sewing machines.