Living and working on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
I am an independent evaluation consultant working out of Vancouver, BC. My passion is designing flexible, creative (even fun!) approaches that make evaluation accessible for everyone, with an emphasis on participatory and capacity-building approaches.
I bring a blend of social science, social justice, and social sector experience to my work. Evaluation is an opportunity for profound transformational learning and I seek to work in partnership with people and organizations who are curious, passionate, compassionate, and excited about insight-driven change.
Working from a background in applied social psychology, I have combined my foundation in behavioural theory and quantitative techniques with ongoing training and experience in design thinking and methods, qualitative and ethnographic approaches, developmental evaluation, complexity and systems thinking, and facilitation. I work with a variety of community agencies and public sector organizations and with federal, provincial, and municipal levels of government on projects traversing areas of justice, mental health, addictions, health, youth development, education, immigration, and seniors.
As a queer and gender-variant person I am proud to be part of a thriving professional community geared toward fostering social change. I see evaluation as a vital community resource and human practice that must remain open to all, particularly the people and organizations who need it most. I am committed to the principles of Truth and Reconciliation and am engaged in a life-long process of discerning and disrupting colonialist and settler narratives in my life and work.
I use they/them pronouns.
Being relational and collaborative by recognizing and centering the importance of relationships built on trust, respect, and effective communication and working closely with others toward mutual goals.
Being appreciative and strengths-focused by attending to the assets and opportunities that exist within every organization and individual, and designing evaluations that build on these strengths.
Embracing multiplicity of viewpoints, needs, and truths by being open to many perspectives, not assuming universal or singular solutions, and framing this as an opportunity rather than a hindrance for the evaluation process.
Promoting use of evaluation processes and products by creating experiences and deliverables that are accessible, meaningful, and responsive to users' needs, and by adhering to the other principles given here.