I am an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University. I teach both leisure and therapeutic recreation courses offered by the department. I play a pivotal role in helping to prepare pre-service professionals for their careers in therapeutic recreation and community based leisure. My current research focuses on the development of leisure education programs for persons living in the community. I am currently working on several research projects that provide leisure education services to elementary aged school children, older adults, and persons living in the community with serious mental health problems.