Cherry works as one of the Occupational Therapists at Swift Health.
Growing up, Cherry’s career interests swerved in multiple directions, including animal/veterinary care and textiles/design. She eventually decided to complete her undergraduate studies in social work at Thompson Rivers University, followed by a few years of work with older adults in long-term care, before moving east to enroll in occupational therapy studies at Dalhousie University. Down the road, she would love to transition back into working with children, in addition to integrating animal-assisted therapy into her practice and owning a therapeutic petting farm.
Education | Designations | Accomplishments
Cherry is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). She currently holds a registration as a non-practicing social worker with the BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW).
Inspirations | Motivations
As a lifelong (quiet) introvert and kid at heart, her initial hope upon stepping into the healthcare and rehabilitation field was to enable the individuals she works with to feel heard, empowered, and engaged in meaningful and enjoyable activities. Getting to know her clients and their stories is incredibly important to Cherry, and the idea of being able to combine creativity with her interest in human anatomy further attracted her to the field of occupational therapy. What motivates her to stay in this practice area are connections with clients and seeing their progression as they return to activities that make them happy.
Cherry greatly enjoys spending time with animals, bike rides, going on long drives with the music blasting, exploring the outdoors and new towns, and finding the brightest holiday lights around. She is also a particularly big fan of both dry and cheesy jokes (no in-between).