Jaime was born and raised in Port Alberni, graduating from ADSS in 1994. Heavily involved in local performing arts, Jaime went on to study Theatre and Music at University of Victoria, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities in 2000. Jaime left Canada to teach English In Taiwan, and spent several years working as both an Executive and Personal Assistant in California and Washington States. Jaime eventually left the corporate sphere to pursue her passion for social justice and mental health, completing a Masters in Counselling, at City University of Seattle in 2019. Jaime worked with underserved populations in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health stateside, before happily returning to Port Alberni in late 2019 to work in Community Mental Health serving children and youth. Jaime is an advocate for low barriered access to mental health supports, and has always been a champion of arts, culture, and heritage.