Born and raised in Thunder Bay (“TBay”), Britt developed a love for camping and large bodies of water (Lake Superior is her favorite, but Lake Okanagan does just fine too). When she could no longer float on water due to sub-freezing temperatures, Britt took to cross country ski racing at a National level. She completed a Masters of Public Health at Memorial University in Newfoundland before completing her medical degree at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Britt is unquestionably one of the nicest people you will ever meet, will always have your back, and has a knack for learning intricate details about people’s lives within the first 4½ minutes of meeting them. Demonstrated by her inability to keep her composure when she walks past a dog, and her considerable overuse of the “dancing girl” emoji, Britt’s passion for life follows her through the doors of the emergency department, where her patients couldn’t be luckier to have such a warm and compassionate doctor.
Kerry is a fun loving, adventurous, pie devouring red-headed ray of sunshine! She hails from beautiful Victoria, BC, and grew up spending EVERY weekend shredding the gnar on the slopes of Blackcomb. Despite her love of winter sports, Kerry went on to pursue triathlon at a professional level, and even spent a year racing for the Irish National Team! If you really feel up for a challenge, invite Kerry out for a bike ride and try to keep up!! After meeting a global health research team from the University of Alberta while volunteering in rural South Africa, Kerry returned to Canada with a job in Edmonton, and went on to complete her Medical Degree at the University of Alberta. Passionate about emergency medicine, Kerry is very excited to have matched to Kelowna, and to be able to carve out her career path in her BC homeland. She is always up for a challenge, better yet an adventure, or even better still a night out at any winery! Kerry is so much fun to spend time with— she makes every venture more exciting and every night out more of a party!
Mark is one of the greatest kept secrets of the Interior Emergency program. A nature-lover at heart, he spent many summers planting forests with his bare hands as a tree planter. He then saved those very same forests from certain destruction as a forest fire-fighter. Transferring his love for trees to the realm of humans, he now studies Emergency Medicine. Outside of the ER, you can find him climbing at the local bouldering spot, up on the slopes of Big White, or showing off one of Kelowna’s great food spots to one of his many visiting friends.
A towering giant, Jamie is Okanagan born and bred. Having completed his undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus, kept the residents of Kelowna safe as a firefighter, and following it all up with a medical degree from the Southern Medical Program, this Vernon boy decided to stick around and complete his Emergency medicine residency at Kelowna General Hospital. When not working in the emergency room Jamie enjoys terrifying his rivals on the volleyball court, training for triathlons, and boasting about what may be Kelowna's best collection of board games.
Trish has enjoyed living in cities all across the province of BC, but she couldn’t be happier to return to Kelowna which she fondly considers her hometown. A true student for life, she first pursued a Master’s of Science degree researching neurodegenerative diseases before embarking upon medical school at UBC. Known for her impulsive purchasing of sporting goods, Trish is always up for trying new activities. While volleyball, wakeboarding and snowboarding are some of her favorite pastimes, and hockey next on the list to learn, she also has a gently used skateboard and slightly broken set of golf clubs for sale.
Named after National Geographic’s "4th Best Island in the World," Skye Crawford grew up in Indonesia where she developed a love for travelling and swimming (and for eating spicy food). She settled down in high school in Victoria, where she perfected her butterfly stroke and swam straight onto the varsity swim team at McGill University, and then on to medicine at UBC medical school. Skye brings a passion for new and challenging situations to the Kelowna EM program. She enjoys working with vulnerable populations and teaching experiences with the UBC Southern Medical Program. She is expanding her athletic repertoire to include triathlon and any other outdoor sports Kelowna has to offer.
Dan is the renaissance man of the program. Following his growing up years in Calgary, Dan became a graduate of both McGill and Queen’s. When not busy saving patients with abdominal shrapnel wounds in the ED, Dan may be found hiking local trails, sculpting those shoulders, making turns in the Okanagan pow at Big White, or taking part in local soccer, cycling, or running. Dan has his finger on the pulse. Join him at ACEP and he will know someone who knows someone who knows where to be in the city for eats, shows etc.!
Growing up on a chicken farm in Armstrong BC, Jared learned from a young age the importance of hard work and early mornings in making it both as a farmhand and as a resident. He once spent a year in Australia where he grew his hair out, got a tattoo and adapted the lifestyle of a Billabong commercial. As a father to two boys who can only be described as "energetic," Jared somehow manages to find time to dominate mud races and bomb singletrack on his mountain bike. Oh, and he's pretty good at Emergency Medicine, too.