Lindsay is a member
of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing
(B.A.T.D.), the United Kingdom Alliance (U.K.A.),
Scotdance Canada, and has been on the Scottish
Official Board of Highland Dancing (S.O.B.H.D.) judges
panel since 2012. She is the principle instructor for
If the Ghillies Fit Highland Dance Studio based in
Maple Ridge and the lead dancer for the RCMP 'E'
Division Pipe Band Dance Team.
Lindsay began highland dancing when she
was 4 years old and competed throughout Canada, the US,
and Scotland. Some of her personal dancing highlights
include winning the BC Closed Championship 3 times,
performing for the Queen at Braemar Highland Games in
Scotland, dancing at Carnegie Hall with the Simon Fraser
University Pipe Band, and travelling to Australia and
New Zealand for a concert series with the pipe band.
Lindsay has been teaching highland dance for over 20 years
both in Vancouver and in Edmonton supporting and learning
from many experienced and well-known teachers and judges.
Since passing her judges exam in 2012, Lindsay has been
judging and conducting workshops across Canada. She opened
her own highland dance studio, If the Ghillies Fit, in
Maple Ridge in the fall of 2017 accepting dancers aged 3
and up in both competitive and non-competitive highland
Since forming the
RCMP 'E' Division dance team in the spring of 2017,
following 2 years dancing with the 'K' Division dance team
based in Edmonton, Lindsay has fostered the growth of the
'E' Division dance team to 12 performing members,
performed in the Okanagan Military Tattoo held in Vernon,
BC, and traveled to Estes Park, Colorado for the Long
Peaks Scottish and Irish Festival and Tattoo.
In her non-dancing life, Lindsay lives
in Maple Ridge with her husband, Derek, and works for
Ducks Unlimited Canada as the Head of Geospatial Services
for the National Boreal program working to influence
conservation planning for waterfowl and wetlands
throughout Canada's boreal forest.