Shay was born in East Vancouver and raised by a single father. When Shay was 13, her father developed a drug addiction that forced her out of the family home – and down a tumultuous path. Years later, a full scholarship to a culinary arts program would change her life. Shay has worked in Gastown for several years and moved into the area about one year ago.
“I feel like Gastown is its own community, filled with friendly faces and countless stories,” she said.
Her father is now 10 years clean.