Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Tracy grew up in Shawnigan Lake. Her family lived a bit out of the way and there were not many kids around so she played in the forest surrounding her home; as she got older playing was replaced with drawing and painting the wilderness around her. After graduating Tracy moved to Calgary, Alberta and studied at Alberta College of Art and Design. It was here she met her husband and together they moved to the Northwest Territories in 2003. Tracy first lived in Fort Simpson; where she became an active member and artist of the art group the Open Sky Creative Society. Many years later Tracy and her family moved to the isolated community of Deline, then continuing to move north to Inuvik where she currently resides. Tracy is an artist who works mainly with acrylic and watercolour paints. Her work is inspired by the vivid colours of the north. She also creates silver wire wrapped jewelry from local stones as well as semi-precious gemstones.