Zaaven grew up on Lasqueti Island, though on and off over the past 10 years, she has found herself calling the interior mountains of BC home. Several years ago, she returned to Vancouver Island to check back in with her roots. She ended up in school at Pacific Rim College, Victoria, studying Holistic Nutrition and Herbal Medicine, and completing the Holistic Doula Certificate. Though her heart craves the Comox Valley—she intends on making her way up island as soon as life allows it—her gypsy soul has got her feet moving again, tricking her into taking a year off school to travel the world.