Wondering who I am, eh?
Well I’m Lisa. Now known as Lisa Schuyler, formerly as Lisa Verkley. I was raised on a large family dairy farm in southern Ontario, Canada, surrounded by my big extended Dutch family.
I caught a love for the outdoors while working as an Ontario Ranger in Northern Ontario. I worked every summer up north starting at age 16 and then moved to Thunder Bay to earn my Forestry degree from Lakehead University.
Eventually, I ended up working in Sault Ste. Marie, where I met the love of my life, Jeff. Together we spent 8 years living in Nova Scotia and now live in Dawson City, Yukon.
Somewhere along the way, my forestry career and my web development hobby swapped roles. Funny how things work out…
History of my Blog
When I started this blog, I thought it would just be another affiliate marketing site about my new camera. By June, I was hooked on blogging!
Since that time, my loyal readers have been treated to my adventures, from sitting on the side of a road in a boat with a flat tire, to catching the two wild kittens that were living under our porch, to our quick Christmas honeymoon when our truck broke down in Quebec. And how could you forget my adventures with an epilator, or when the groundhogs moved into our woodpile, or the day I called Jeff in tears to come home from work to save me from a snake.
In 2007, we made the decision to leave our home province of Ontario for a great job offer for Jeff in Nova Scotia. We found a lovely cape cod style house on the side of a valley, overlooking a lake in Antigonish County.
While living in Nova Scotia, we shared our maritime adventures, from places like the Bird Islands, the Bay of Fundy, Halifax, the Liscombe Fish Ladder, the Cabot Trail, our back road adventures, to my favourite place there – the Cape George Lighthouse.
In 2015 Jeff accepted a new job offer, in Dawson City, Yukon. Be sure to read about our drive across Canada to get up here! We’ve had so many adventures in our new subarctic home, including a year of cancer treatment (I made it through!)! Jump into our ATV adventures in the Yukon, or into our adventures up the Dempster.
I’m working now as a software engineer at Automattic, but I kept most of that techy stuff off of here. You’re welcome!