Born and raised in Calgary, Tracy began pursuing her interests in environmental management at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology where she obtained a diploma in Environmental Technology. Enticed by the desire to travel and opportunity to fast track her undergraduate studies, Tracy moved to Victoria in the summer of 2008 to complete her B.Sc. in Environmental Science at Royal Roads University.
Tracy has worked as an environmental technician for Aqua-Tex since 2009. As a technician, Tracy's specialty is in undertaking environmental assessments, primarily related to freshwater ecology and riparian landscapes. She is well-versed in plant identification and has a keen eye for detail.
Tracy is a key member in undertaking Riparian Area Regulation assessments, proper functioning condition assessments, permitting, and environmental monitoring and is involved in both field assessment and reporting.
Tracy is always looking for ways to increase her understanding of how biology works on the ground and has participated in a number of workshops since 2009, most recently Ministry of Environment Riparian Area Regulation workshops, a water quality sampling workshop and a bioengineering techniques course.
Tracy spends her spare time tending her vegetable garden, playing on two softball teams, camping and hiking with her dog Rogue.