“Riesco… Is that Italian?”

This is a question I get asked a lot. The answer, if you’re wondering is “No.”

My great grandfather was a spaniard who spent some time in Chile before coming to Canada and starting a family.

I am proud of my spanish roots. I think it would be amazing to learn to speak the language- but for now, I’ll have to content myself with French 12!

Because I can, I’ll introduce you to my immediate family -and I promise it will be brief!

Mom: determined, excellent cook, chocoholic

Dad: funny, excellent listener, guitarist

Forrest: tall, quiet, professional athlete (

Ruby: extrovert, world traveller, multi-instrumentalist

Twinkie: rescue dog #2, fetchaholic, can always make me smile

So there you have it!