About Romy

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint- and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

I believe that people’s stories are their greatest legacies. They are gifts to be treasured – each one unique in its teachings, and powerful in its ability to connect people across time. They are also our lasting imprints – works of art that help ensure we will not be forgotten.

I have always been genuinely interested in people and their stories. Even as a young child, I often lingered at the kitchen table long after meals ended, listening to older family members share anecdotes and reminisce. My passion for hearing people’s stories led me to pursue my graduate studies at The University of British Columbia, where I completed two Master’s degrees in School Psychology and Counselling Psychology. I subsequently held a position as a Psychological Services Provider in schools in the Greater Toronto Area for over 15 years. During that time, I worked hard and learned a lot from the outstanding students, families and colleagues with whom I collaborated. Part of my role was to administer psychological assessments and write reports. Those tasks helped me hone my skills as an interviewer, storyteller and writer.

Along the way, I also engaged in different roles and projects at outside agencies – most notably, as a co-facilitator of adolescent bereavement groups and a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy group. Through it all, I always found myself refecting on my passion for hearing life stories… and I began to envision ways of preserving them in the form of memory books.

I started helping people do these life story projects in 2006. Each time I did, I knew I had found my life’s work. In September 2017, I resigned from my position as a Psychological Services Provider to pursue my dream full time. It has been a long journey getting here, but along the way, I was afforded many opportunities to cultivate a unique skill set as a “Memory Keeper”, a role that feels incredibly meaningful to me. There is something very special about how oral narratives capture lived experiences and how writing them down preserves precious memories for generations to come. And I truly believe that everyone has a story worth telling.

If you are considering having a life story project done, please do not hesitate to contact me. It would be my privilege to help you preserve memories and leave a lasting legacy!

“Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.”

~ L.M. Montgomery