Ciel grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has always been drawn to the natural world of mountains, forests and dark night sky. She holds a graduate degree in Social Work and now resides in a rural region. Ciel advocates for using human powered transportation for rural revitalization, active transportation, and community development in British Columbia. She advocates for returning bicycles to the KVR Rail Trail that makes a large portion of The Great Trail (also known as The Trans Canada Trail) in British Columbia. Ciel joined Trails BC in 2015, and she serves as Director for the Boundary Region of British Columbia.