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. She enjoys caring for her animals, gardens, researches her family's story, and watches birds. She also co-facilitates Chronic Conditions and Chronic Pain courses for UVic.