Yukiko grew up enjoying many of the outdoor activities available during the four seasons in Hokkaido, Japan. After graduating from University with a degree in social work with a focus on early childhood development, Yukiko worked in customer service for a tourist resort hotel. Yukiko later became a certified aqua exercise instructor and instructed lessons to adults of all ages.
Yukiko has lived in Calgary since 2002. Since moving to Calgary from Japan, Yukiko has volunteered her time for several organizations in Calgary including the Making Changes Association, the Calgary Japanese Community Association and Winsport.
Yukiko enjoys spending time in nature with her family. Her favourite outdoor activities include hiking, cycling, swimming and surfing in the Summer or snowshoeing, skating and cross country skiing in the Winter.
Yukiko has a passion to connect with and help people from all backgrounds and of all ages.