Allison was born on March 22nd, 1988, in North Vancouver, B.C. She is from the Squamish Nation and lives in North Vancouver. She graduated from Carson Graham Secondary School in 2006 and has been an Aboriginal Ambassador for her Nation and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre since, where she is the Training Facilitator for the Youth Program. She started wool weaving in the summer of 2008. Allison has continued expressing herself through her pieces, helping pass on the Squamish Nation tradition of wool weaving.
Allison for the most part is a self-taught wool weaver, with the guidance from master weavers Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph. Allison is continually challenging herself, trying new ideas and techniques in her weaving. Presently, she now teaches the art of wool weaving to all interested, either at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler or you can find her working and teaching in her community. Allison uses traditional techniques with a modern flare in her weaving. Allison is eager to do commission pieces of any size; many of her weavings are found on display at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Allison’s general focus is on weaving pieces and donating them to her community.