Brenda grew up in Peterborough and attended Trent University here. After graduating with distinction and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in biology, she went on to complete her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Within the community Brenda volunteers as the team trainer of the Peterborough Varsity Wolverines football team. She has a family practice, but has a special place in her heart for perinatal health and cancer care. Brenda has additional training in reiki, IV therapy, cosmetic acupuncture, cancer care and is also a birth doula.