Colleen was born and raised in Portage la Prairie and together with her husband Morley, they have one daughter Kali and son-in-law Brett, two grandchildren Harley and Brylen, and their son Boone.
She has been a member of several boards in Portage la Prairie such as Big Brothers/Big, Army Navy Air Force Veterans Unit #13, William Glesby Centre, Portage Rotary Club, The Portage Downtown Business Association and was also previously involved in The Portage Plains United Way. In 2004 won the Entrepreneur of the Year for her own business.
While holding her position on the board of the William Glesby Centre, Colleen was one of the co-founders of Voices of The Prairie. More recently co-produced The Manitoba Country Voice Talent Contest.
She has been teaching social dance classes since 2007 and continues to teach at the Portage & District Arts Centre.
Colleen has held the position of Marriage Commissioner for the Province of Manitoba since 2001 and since 2008 has assumed the role as a Funeral Celebrant.
Colleen is passionate about the funeral profession and is looking forward to her new vocation.