Kerrie is of Russian Mennonite descent and currently lives with her family as an uninvited guest on the traditional and unceded home of the Quw’utsun people. Kerrie has been a Registered Nurse for nearly 20 years, working in inner city public health for nearly a decade, before moving to Vancouver Island and entering the mental health and substance use field, working primarily as a crisis nurse.
Kerrie has been part of the Roots to Thrive team since June 2021 when she started her journey as a participant partner in the RTT-ketamine assisted therapy (KAT) stream. The experience was nothing short of transformative, personally and professionally. She considers herself extremely fortunate to have then received in-depth mentorship and training in facilitation and KAT from the RTT team, and now works as a facilitator and provides clinical support to KAT sessions. She is also a current student of the Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Graduate Certificate Program at Vancouver Island University, British Columbia.