Colleen was born and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. After a year living and working in Australia, Colleen moved to Nanaimo to attend Vancouver Island University where she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Colleen subsequently attended the University of Victoria, where she obtained her Law degree in 2012.
Colleen moved to the Comox Valley shortly after graduation and completed her articles with a focus on litigation, particularly in the area of family law. Colleen has practiced in the Comox Valley since 2012 and joined Swift Datoo in December 2014, where she continues to help clients through in-court and out-of-court resolution processes with a variety of family law matters including separation and divorce, property and debt division, and parenting issues.
Colleen is a board member of the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation.