Darlene began to work for Coast Mountain College as support in the Cafeteria in 2006. Two years later she was teaching in the Culinary Arts program.
“I encourage students to succeed by emphasizing that they must be committed to the program and attend every day. I use, ‘Discipline always beats waiting for Motivation!’ to emphasize the importance of being committed to the work.”
She is a Red Seal Chef and has also gained a PIDP Certificate from VCC for adult education. Darlene adores the northwest, a part of the world that is so incredibly beautiful. “I enjoy all it has to offer.”
Darlene is also an avid fly fisher who ties all of her own flies. She especially enjoys the relaxing nature of the hobby.
“The Kispiox valley is my favourite place to spend time. It is beautiful and scenic. The people are very welcoming. I feel very lucky that it is only a few hours away from Terrace.”
“But I also love Masset, Haida Gwaii. The uniqueness of Haida Gwaii is amazing. To head out on the beach and walk listening to the surf is so relaxing.”