Welcome to Gorilla Food’s newest chapter!
I’ll be back to update this page again, but for now, and in a brief word, I thought I’d leave a quick time line and message to capture an “about”.
It’s been since 1996 that I’ve been working on this mission – to inspire the world to eat organic food as a solution to our world’s ecological and health problems.
Over the years, my food mission has grown to include a broader message of holistic health, and to share the ideas that physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health can be improved not only with food, but with a variety of lifestyle habits and practices.
My aim in 1998 was to open a juice bar, and become a plant-based nutrition consultant, herbalist, and permaculturalist. I thought these were the best ways I could contribute to creating a better world.
By following these interests, the synchronicity of life somehow guided me from a farm that I was dreaming up in Saskatchewan to an exciting time as a private chef for a famous musician and a film director, in Los Angeles. My time there solidified my passion and confidence for sharing the healing power of plant-based foods with others. It also led me (with many moments in between) to open the Gorilla Food restaurants in Vancouver, which happened from 2006-2017.
Since then, I have still been offering kitchen skills, nutrition, and health coaching to private clients. I have done business coaching for a young entrepreneurs program. I’ve done food-business consulting and a few catering jobs. I have also continued with my ongoing studies in herbal medicines, agriculture, yoga, social work, and counselling, with a strong interest to assist people healing from trauma.
I recently left the outreach case work position that I held over the past three years, where as a part of my studies, I was supporting, coaching, and counselling clients with mental health challenges, at a non-profit drop in center, in Vancouver.
This leads to the here and the now.
I am a Whole Health Integration Coach. I support individuals and groups making a transition towards greater health through nutrition and lifestyle practices.
Please be in touch if I can support your path to health!
With much love,