Karyn, born and raised in Fort Erie, graduated with Honours from the Legal Secretarial programme at Mohawk College, in Hamilton and spent almost 30 years in the legal profession as secretary/bookkeeper. A major career move led her to Borderview Veterinary Hospital, where she holds a position of Veterinary Assistant/Housekeeping. Continuous on-the-job learning experiences, the seminars provided by the Niagara Peninsula Continuing Education forum, as well as the kind and patient guidance of the veterinarians and other hospital co-workers, has helped Karyn adapt to this new career placement. Karyn has been married to Jim, for 36 years and they have 2 children, Ryan and Kadie. They also share their home with Maggie, a 4-1/2 year-old German Shepherd/Lab cross and provide doggie-daycare to Molly, a 6 year-old Whippet/Lab mix. Bailey, who passed on last year, lived to a ripe old age of 17!