West Vancouver has always been my home and I love it here. My life began in a small suite above my parents’ furniture store in Dundarave before moving to West Bay. I attended both West Bay and Hillside schools. When I was barely out of my teens, I was elected as a School Trustee, followed by Board Chair. I was later elected as a Councillor and, in 1990, was elected as Mayor of West Vancouver. I had the honour of serving in that position for six years before deciding to step out of public service to focus on my family and to build and grow my law practice in Ambleside.