I was born in Calgary, and raised in Brooks, Alberta. I graduated high school in 2004. The following fall I entered the University of Calgary’s Geology Program. In my second year of undergraduate studies I had the opportunity to specialize in a petroleum concentration. I graduated with a Bsc. Geology in Spring of 2008, and entered into the Msc. Program at the Univeristy of Alberta in the Fall of 2008, under the supervision of John-Paul Zonneveld. My research group is the Ichnology Research Group. Currently I am working on collecting data for my thesis, which includes field work in Northern British Columbia. I live with my sister Kirsten and enjoy snowboarding, friends, and being outside. After completion of my Master’s degree I hope to enter the petroleum industry.