Living and working on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

 
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I’m an independent evaluation consultant working out of Vancouver, BC. My passion is for designing flexible, creative (even fun!) approaches to evaluation that make it accessible for everyone, with an emphasis on collaboration and capacity-building.

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, compassionate, and excited about insight-informed change and justice through accountability.

I work with community, government, and public sector organizations on projects traversing areas of justice, mental health and addictions, health, youth development, community development, education, immigration, and seniors. I built on a foundation of behavioural theory and quantitative methods from my background in applied social psychology with ongoing training and experience in qualitative methods, design thinking, facilitation and participatory engagement, complexity science and systems thinking, and developmental evaluation.

As a queer and gender-variant person I’m proud to be part of a thriving professional community geared toward fostering social change. 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 also co-host Eval Cafe, a a semi-regular podcast of informal conversations on evaluation topics.

I use they/them pronouns.


 

Guiding Principles

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.