Rhonda Girard holds a diploma in human services and works as an Indigenous educator in British Columbia, Canada. Rhonda is Metis on her father's side and German and Ukrainian ancestry on her mother's side. She continues to learn more about her Metis ancestry and is grateful for her teachings by her Metis Elders. These teachings include respecting and honouring the creator, our elders and Mother Earth. She has learned the virtue of giving thanks and caring for the land and the animals, passing traditions and Indigenous culture on to future generations - values she hopes to share with her debut publication, The First Salmon Run: the bear cubs' adventure. 

She lives in Prince George, BC, the traditional unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation where she is grateful to work, play and raise her family.