Brandy moved to Prince George from Calgary with her husband and two children in 2005. She joined the BC Paraplegic Association, now known as Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC), in 2006, and has worked with the Peer Program ever since.
Brandy has used a wheelchair since the age of 17, when a motor vehicle accident caused her to become a paraplegic. She credits the peers she met after her injury with helping her learn about spinal cord injury and how to live well after injury.
She uses her knowledge and experience of SCI in her role when interacting with peers but also enjoys moving out of her comfort zone to participate in the adventurous activities she plans for the Northern Peer Support Program. In recent years Brandy and the peers have gone skydiving, bungee jumping, parasailing, camping, and kayaking, to name just a few of their experiences.
When she’s not at work, Brandy can be found with her family: kayaking, reading, sightseeing around Northern B.C., or participating in events with her children.