Hometown: Dundas, Ontario
Her solo music career.
It's been incredibly positive. This is a team that builds each other up. It's inspiring to see a group of women disarming all the stereotypes that would be expected in this environment - or that popular culture tells us to expect from a group of women. Everyone is so confident and has built a career for themselves, so I find myself learning rather than comparing. No drama. Definitely a lot of laughing at ourselves, especially when we are deliriously tired!
I once went on a 14-day whitewater canoe trip way out in rural Quebec and we lost our map halfway through.
Traveling through rural India on trains was one of the most beautiful experiences I've had. Those moments where everything is unfamiliar expand our consciousness more than anything else.
I've self-managed myself for many years, which has meant learning a lot of new skills and dealing with a lot of people who questioned my capability. When I was 14 and booking festivals for myself I even made a fake manager named Ingrid Vernon and had her call people for me so I'd be taken seriously. She was a force and didn't take no for an answer!
Definitely being in nature. It's so easy to live in a city and grow detached from the earth, trees, and water. I love being in the ocean, surfing in the early mornings before LA traffic gets crazy. Hiking in the canyons, running, gardening, biking and reading. I'm currently studying music production, so I'm spending time with lots of confusing software, which is great.
German was my first language, so it's fun to have Anne Julia on set and expand my vocabulary a bit!
Teaching job skills to women with special needs at a summer program. It brought me a lot of joy and challenged me never to make assumptions about what anyone is capable of. We are all limitless.
I learned the alphabet backwards before I learned it forwards! My dad thought it would be funny, but my kindergarten teacher was pretty confused.