Yuko’s family immigrated to Canada from Japan in 1975. After arriving in Canada, she started with an ESL class and eventually earned a Bachelors Degree in Music from University of BC. After working on Tour Operations at a Vancouver-based RTO office, Yuko went to Japan to immerse herself in her almost-forgotten mother culture as well as to gain work experience, while spending extensive time volunteering at a non-profit organization in the natural & alternative health industry. In 1999 she returned to Canada, got married in 2001 and was blessed with a son in 2003. Yuko’s first association with CITAP was when she took notes at the CITAP board meeting in June of 2004. Since January 2007, she has supported CITAP as a contract worker while staying very active with the Parent Advisory Council at her son’s school. She enjoys cooking, gardening, golf and any other outdoor activities.