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Christie Russell

Blogger, Mom of 2 teenagers, Dog owner

Christie started her career in finance with degrees in math and English as well as an MBA before earning her accounting designation. She was the CFO of two not-for-profit organizations in the health and science sectors. Next came 10 years of volunteer work, ranging from manager of her children’s numerous sports teams, to member/treasurer of various boards, and finally chair of the board of a local organization providing a vast array of social services to her community. After many years observing the bizarre actions of her family and that of West Vancouver, Canada’s Orange County, she decided to become an author. She currently writes about relevant social matters, has received a couple of blogging awards and attracted a diverse following at Rita’s Reflections - Keeping it Real in West Van. Her blog on Huffington Post brings a Canadian perspective to issues faced by boomers everywhere today. She has written a children’s novel The Trouble with Queenie which she is hoping to see published.

Christie was born and raised in Ontario, but has lived in West Vancouver for over 20 years.