Hi, I'm Charlie!
I grew up in Cardston, a small town in southern Alberta. As you can imagine, growing up in such a small town was challenging to keep entertained… so us kids took advantage of the outdoors! We we’re always out exploring and playing outside .
Although I’ve grown up and moved to the big city, I strive to keep my connection with the great outdoors. I can’t get enough of it! I currently have over 40 plants in my little apartment.
Why I’m excited to be on the Happiest Outside team:
I am driven to share my experience and journey with mental health and the benefits I’ve experienced with nature. I want to help others find inner peace and happiness through building confidence in the outdoors.
Certifications & Skills:
80hour Wilderness First-Aid Certified
Interpretive Hiking Guide Training
Favourite expedition experience:
Canoeing the Nahanni River, NWT
Favourite outdoor space in Calgary:
Douglas Fir Trail in Edworthy Park
My favourite house plant:
String of Pearls
(Forbidden Peas as I like to call them)
My mental health story.
Through sharing our stories, we hope to end the stigma on mental health and to provide a sense of comfort to those who may be going through difficult times. Mental health effects us all and is something we should not be ashamed to speak about.