MSc (Sport Management), Ulster University (Belfast)
Stephanie has a passion for amateur sport. She has been involved as an athlete, coach, volunteer, and professional for programs ranging from grassroots to high performance. As a field hockey player, she represented Canada for over ten years, competing in three Commonwealth Games, three Pan American Games, and numerous other international competitions. During this time she obtained a BHK in Sport Management from the University of British Columbia, and won three National Championships with the Thunderbird varsity field hockey program. She went on to work for Field Hockey BC for five years, where she developed Regional and Provincial high performance programs, managed logistics for athletes and coaches attending National championships, and assisted with tournaments and general operations.
Upon her retirement from Team Canada in 2012, she attended Ulster University in Belfast, where she completed her MSc in Sport Management with a focus on Talent Identification and Development. She gained valuable experience working as a Performance Planner at the Sports Institute Northern Ireland before returning to Canada in 2015 to work as a Deputy Venue Manager for the TO2015 Pan American Games. A certified field hockey coach, Stephanie has coached a wide variety of teams and athletes including the UBC Thunderbirds, BC Provincial Team, and club teams in both Vancouver and Northern Ireland.