Cherished memories are worth preserving and discovering at our “jewel” of a museum—stories Elizabeth knows firsthand. Her family settled on a Pender Island farm in 1919. As a child in the 1950s, she grew up knowing many old timers, hearing tales of a runaway wagon with schoolchildren on board, logging on the "Shoot the Shoot" (Amies) Road, and having orcas under the rowboat while salmon fishing at James Point. Elizabeth has a teaching background, and trained in cultural and physical geography and sociology. When not producing board minutes, Elizabeth cares for her animals, gardens, researches her family's story, and watches birds. She also co-facilitates Chronic Conditions and Chronic Pain courses for UVic.