A transplant from Calgary, Alberta, River moved to British Columbia in 2018 to serve as Staff Lawyer with YWCA Metro Vancouver. There, they host free workshops on a broad range of legal issues, advocate for a more compassionate legal system, and offer free legal help to YWCA housing residents who have experienced violence from an intimate partner.

River volunteers on the Board and as Duty Counsel with the Amici Curiae Friendship Society, where they help folks in British Columbia complete their legal forms. River is also passionate about inclusive and accessible meditation practice and volunteers with the Mountain Rain Zen Community in Vancouver.

In their spare time, River likes to admire other people’s dogs and ride their bicycle.