Tanis is a biologist with a passion for protecting and healing nature. Born in the Comox Valley, she returned in 2012 and is here to stay. She lives on a 9-acre parcel in Courtenay called Creekside Commons, where 36 households share an intentional neighbourhood called co-housing. When Tanis is not working on conservation or restoration projects, she can be found working in her veggie gardens, participating in her community, or spending time with her family out in nature.