A proud geek who never wants to stop learning, Syd or Squid, or Syd the Squid, or Syd the Kid, has always been interested in science, particularly biology, so working in an optometry practice is a great fit. She loves the friendly faces that she gets to work with every day, as well as how technology is revolutionizing the level of eye care that we are able to provide to our patients.
Born in Calgary, her family moved to Smithers, a small town in northern BC, and then to Kamloops a few years later, but Sydnee has called Vancouver Island home for the last 6 years. Growing up on the prairies, she loves not having to worry about snow in July, having lakes, rivers and oceans to go for a dip in, and the forest where she feels most at peace. Aside from being named the MVP of her softball league, and serving as an extra in an episode of Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Syd has a wide range of hobbies from knitting to cooking and baking and hopes one day to become more self-sufficient by taking up gardening, canning, and hunting.