Originally from Nanaimo, Larissa has lived in Lake Country since 2012 and has loved every minute of it. The friendly community was just what she was looking for to start her family with her husband. She often spends her weekends exploring the region and some of her favorite places include the beachalong Okanagan Centre and Kaloya Regional Park. She has a three year old Golden Retriever who loveswalking the railway tracks, hiking up Spion Kop and swimming at the lake.
She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vancouver Island University and a Master’sdegree in Health Administration from the University of British Columbia. For a number of years she worked in addiction treatment in Nanaimo, Vancouver and then in Kelowna.
She is currently employed by the University of British Columbia as the Rural Liaison Coordinator for the Family Practice Residency Program. She manages the schedule for all Family Practice residents while they complete rotations in rural communities across the province. One of the main reasons she decided to get involved with the LCHPS is because of her daughter, who was born in September 2015. As a new mom, she enjoys participating in activities in the community including Baby Time at the Winfield Library and play dates at the many parks. She is excited to be part of developing more resources and activities for families in Lake Country.