hey folks my name is Tia and I'm an artist who's moving from nice warm sunny Florida to Nanaimo to be with her husband who's Canadian. I managed to drag him away from Edmonton to Nanaimo mainly because we agreed the cost of living, activities, and life style were more our speed. Which is extremely exciting for me since I've participated with the Salish Sea Hydrophone Network (and have been an active member of a widely known marine wildlife conservation group) for a number of years. I know we're a fair bit north of San Juan Island and Victoria where it's common to see J, K, & L Pod (Southern Resident pods of Orcas) but I'm hoping to have some luck seeing Orcas in the waters near Nanaimo. I'm absolutely in love with an fascinated by them and can usually pick family members out of photos I see.
Other then that? I show Chinese Crested dogs, love horses, and eventually am hoping to either contribute to or open up my own art gallery/bistro somewhere along the line. I love the water and boating and all things to do with the outdoors so I look forward to learning about local hiking hot spots and camping areas. This is a great new chapter and everything I've read about Nanaimo is saying it's going to be a fun one!