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As a young adult, I allowed myself to play with my passion - art, but was drawn to careers in helping fields, initially, youth work & counselling.
I endeavored a life goal of mine
and became a
Police Officer with the RCMP.
The perfect career for me was halted by an on-duty injury, resulting in permanent disability, and a loss of eligibility to continue operational policing... but a window opened!
As a skilled artist and interviewer, I was offered a place in the training program for RCMP Forensic Artists.
After many bumps in the road,
I reached that new goal and became an accredited
Forensic Artist within the RCMP.
Years later, the RCMP developed a National Accreditation System,
and I re-accredited earning my
Subject Matter Expert (SME) designation.
Unable to do what I love - policing;
restricted ability to provide forensic art services while remaining within RCMP;
I retired from the
RCMP in September 2019 and
am now able to offer support & services to multiple agencies.
A British Columbia local Metis girl.
Coming from an amazingly supportive family with five children, no surprise that I also have five children - all uniquely different, talented and amazing daughters!
My husband calls me a "hippie"; because of my whimsical nature, out-of-the-box thinking and approach to challenges
(and life itself).
My desire for order coupled with my comfort in chaos, complimented my career choice of law enforcement and supports big family play / work / life balance.
I believe in societal fundamentals:
honesty, integrity, community, accountability, responsibility,
empathy and compassion;
there is no such thing as common sense.
Artistically, I am a hack...
raw talent, varied focus
and drawn to the
gamut of mixed mediums.
Growing up, in school
I was fortunate in that
I had supportive teachers that
recognized my disruptive behaviour in classes as boredom.
I excelled in academic and
was able to blast through
much of my class curriculum's.
My teachers appreciated and rewarded
my responsible nature and I was given the keys to the "Art Wing" at my junior and senior high schools.
This HUGE opportunity gave me the privilege to explore different art mediums, and develop my skills as an artist.
Currently my artistic style is
best described as Illustrative.
However, I am well schooled in Forensic Services:
I have been trained in
Composite Sketching (graphite) with
Retired RCMP Sgt. Dave Reid and
Rick and Carrie Stuart- Parks at the
Calgary Police Services
3D Facial Reconstruction (clay)
with Joe Mullins at the
New York Academy of Art.
I have been commissioned for:
** supporting my mom's new company "Daigneault Drums" - check it out on Facebook
Available to teach individuals / class groups and birthday parties:
Pay per use - contract services offer an affordable option to creating a full time position or the hassle of releasability with in-house part time services.
Professional SME Services with Law Enforcement background.
Offering same cost services to all agencies.
As a Retiree,
I am available when needed.
On-call 24 / 7 for you!
Accredited Canadian Forensic Artist (recently retired Police Officer) available for multi-agency support.
RCMP accredited (SME) Forensic Artist.
Enhanced interview techniques and strong foundation in the Judicial System.
I have experience and expertise working with adults and children.
Police Officers are able to be present during the interview / sketches
(witness comfort only factor)
and if requested, interviews can be recorded to capture any previously unspoken details (location dependent).
Facial reconstructions are most often utilized for unidentified remains.
Services available in 3 Dimensional skull reconstruction . My reconstructions are done on a 3D replica of the skull, via the Manchester Method of forensic facial reconstruction, in which the facial muscles are reconstructed to ensure the most accurate subject likeness.
I have worked Internationally on Facial Reconstructions.
Age Progressions are most often utilized for Missing Person files.
Hand sketch vs digital enhanced.
I prefer sketches and here is why... observer process.
Computer images are too good - they look like photographs. A photo either is or is not the person.
Sketches are mentally processed as a "likeness", your brain searches for similarities, accepts the differences and focuses on resemblance... lending to the potential of generating more tips.
I am honoured to support Communities to recover the identities of those that have been lost.