With family roots in the community of East Preston and a mother to one daughter, Crystal is an accomplished leader and educator in the fields of recreation and health promotion. While working full time as an Academic Chair at the Nova Scotia Community College, she is also a Ph.D candidate at Dalhousie University in the Faculty of Health.
With over 25 years in the recreation field, Crystal's experience includes working in community recreation and clinical settings as a certified Recreation Therapist. Her career has included multiple board and committee work to support the advancement of the field and as an advocate for equitable recreation and sport access for all including active representation on anti-racism and discrimination initiatives in sport and recreation. Further, Crystal has been supporting transformative changes as a member of the African Nova Scotian Strategy Advisory Council at Dalhousie University.