A.V is a professional photographer (B Fa., B Des., Photography) + the designer behind North Birch Grove™, a fine art + home decor brand based in Canmore Alberta in the Rocky Mountains of Canada.
Her innovative products + designs all start from a small idea (usually dreamed up while she is on the hiking trail or a snow slope) and can proudly be described as Made in Canada, Handmade, Locally Sourced or in many cases all three!
Look for her in winter with her skis + in summer on the road with her vintage Boler trailer + blue heeler Metsä by her side! She's adventured to 16 countries and counting along with 9 provinces, embarking season after season to breathtakingly rugged landscapes all over the world.
The experiences she's had within protected + unprotected areas while traveling have inspired her to give back through environmental stewardship opportunities with organizations focusing on conservation, sustainable community initiatives and environmental education.