Proud supporter of Zach Makes Tracks. L to R – Zach Hofer, Barrie City Councillor Arif Khan.
Raised over $12,000 at my “Paramedic Nat’s 2nd Annual Evening For Mental Health”, with proceeds going to the RVH Youth and Child Mental Health Unit and IveGotYourBack911.
Strong media presence with respect to my mental health advocacy. Was a part of the CBC POV documentary, “After The Sirens”.
Community connections. L to R – MP Barrie/Innisfil John Brassard and his wife Liane, Barrie City Councillor Andrew Prince, Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman and radio personality Ozz.
Travelled across Canada with my children (Caroline and Adam) to share my advocacy about health and first responder wellness.
Paramedic for the City of Barrie and the County of Simcoe.
Had the first week in May proclaimed as Mental Health Week in Barrie.
I have a tremendous amount of public speaking experience.
My 1st annual, “Paramedic Nat’s Evening For Mental Health”, raised over $2000 for The Tema Conter Memorial Trust, which assists first responder’s and their families who battle with mental illness.
Lobbied for the Provincial PTSD Bill 163 with MPP Kevin Flynn.
Host of the podcast BrainStorm, which takes a closer look at the effects of post traumatic stress on the first responder’s brain, as well as overall mental wellness, and looks at ways to prevent illness/injury and survive with the symptoms.
Participated and spoke at the Start Talking Suicide Awareness Walk 2016.
Played a strong role in the Royal Assent of Federal PTSD Bill C-211 with MP Todd Doherty.
Participated in McHappy Day 2018, with RVH Foundation President, Eric Dean.
Volunteered with Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman, and Barrie City Councillors Arif Khan and Andrew Prince to help to provide clothing and supplies to the Allandale fire victims.
Founded “Wings of Change – Peer Support” in February 2016.
Educator at Georgian College for 9 years.
Advocate for all first responders on many levels. L to R – OPPA Vice President Chris Hoffman, OPPA President Rob Jamieson and retired paramedic Mindy Piva.
Featured on TVO’s The Agenda.
Participated in the Big Bike Ride for Heart and Stroke
Helped Barrie to proclaim the first week in May as Mental Health Week
Participated in the RVH Women’s Forum
Spoke at the opening ceremonies of the Paramedic Ride
Participated in the Bill Wilkins Memorial Golf Tournament with Barrie Fire Department Foundation President Kevin White and Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman
At the RVH Donors Appreciation Night with CEO Janice Skot and other amazing RVH staff
Spoke at the opening ceremonies of the “Playing for Connor” baseball tournament
Attended the Hockey Night In Barrie game.
At the David Busby Centre Gala with Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood and Barrie Fire Chief Cory Mainprize
Speaking about recovery and mental health at the Barrie Rotary Club
At Georgian Mall wrapping presents for the Epilepsy Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters
Strategic planning with Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman
At Youth Haven supporting their Box of Hope campaign.
At the Memorial for women who have died by violet acts.
Supporting local businesses and authors.
At the Barrie 360 open house.
At Georgian College speaking about PTSD and resilience.
Volunteering at Christmas Cheer with my friend Robb.
Supporting Rafiki bracelet fund.
Supporting Youth Haven’s Boxes of Hope campaign.
At the Seasons Centre for Grieving Children’s open house.
Touring the Barrie Bus Terminal.
Meeting up with a ward 6 friend to talk about affordable housing and other social concerns.
At the RVH Angle Tree lighting
At Off The Hook celebrating local artists.
At a ward 6 neighbourhood watch night.
With my pal Zach.
At RVH having a tour of the cardiac care centre.
At the David Busby Dinner with Barrie Police Chief Kimberly Greenwood.
Supporting local at The Lazy Tulip Cafe.
With Samatha from ward 6.
At the Women’s Empowerment Panel
At a mental health event.
Speaking in Calgary.
Speaking to Peel Region Police.
Received an Ontario Paramedic Association Award.
At a Women’s Forum at RVH
Giving the gift of life
Women and Children’s Shelter event.
International Women’s Day.
World Down Syndrome Day
Barrie Chamber Women’s Business Awards
Safe consumption site education night.
Simcoe County Alliance To End Homelessness.
Library community drop-in.
Guelph safe consumption site tour.
Brining more awareness to the opioid crisis.
BrainStorm Revolution’s Unconventional Love Stories Event.
Tour of the Children’s Advocacy Centre.
Hanging out this Fresh Radio morning crew.
Supporting a local fundraiser campaign.
At The Barrie Women’s Show.
Speaking with my friend Christine at an LGBTQ event.
Maclaren Art Centre meeting.
Winter calendar photo awards.
Meeting with MPP Andrea Khanjin to discuss mental health, Lake Simcoe and much more.
LGBTQ Christmas party.
Strategic planning event.
Book signing with some amazing women.
Volunteer Christmas gift wrapping at Georgian Mall.
Tour of Youth Haven.
Barrie Art Awards Night.