Alyson is a gerontology graduate from McMaster University and has over 25 years of experience supporting seniors and their caregivers in various healthcare settings. She is a former Executive Director of a retirement home in Ottawa and currently owns and operates a small business, Cedarwood Services, providing non-medical homecare and respite services to seniors and their care partners in Glengarry and area. Alyson also teaches at St Lawrence College in the Dementia Studies Department. Alyson and her husband and 3 children, 1 dog and 9 chickens live on the 4th concession north of Alexandria.