After an undergraduate degree in History where I studied the history and sociology of sport, I pursued a graduate certificate in Sport Business Management. Upon graduation I left for a 12 week volunteer placement to Cameroon where I worked as a coach and teacher. I am currently a Graduate Student in the department of Recreation Management and Community Development at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. My research is concerned with understanding the role that local community coaches play in the implementation of community development programs.
I have been involved with sport my entire life and am a firm believer that the amorphous notion of sport has more to offer our global community than it is presently giving.
All any of us want to do is leave our mark. We all want to use what makes the most sense to us to make that change; for me that one thing is sport.
After spending 12 weeks in Cameroon volunteering as a coach and Phys. Ed. Teacher I returned to Canada and began working on my current Masters degree in Recreation Management and Community Development. My current Masters research is focussed on identifying the role that coaches play as community developers in SFD. To conduct my research I travelled back to Cameroon to volunteer and interview local coaches. I look forward to using this knowledge in the field throughout my career!