About Us

About Us

Dear Friends,

I am so glad you found us. Welcome to our community.

When I was little, there were a few things I knew for certain. I absolutely loved being out in the country, creating things with my hands was incredibly fun and I didn’t want anyone to ever feel left out. While my ideas surrounding these things have expanded as I have grown older, they are still values that I hold today.

It is from this basis that our business has taken shape. What originally started out as a Retreat Centre/magical Bed and Breakfast (inspired by “Tullamore” the name of the Bed and Breakfast my grandparents ran when I was little), has slowly manifested into an online and in person inclusive community aimed at sharing joyful living.

Every service and product offered at Tullamore Alive is rooted deeply from this idea that joyful living and community are within our grasp. Whether it be our Joy Kits designed to give you a beautiful happy experience, our fitness class community that works together every week to be their healthiest selves or all our interviews with different inspiring individuals in the community, Tullamore Alive is a place where everyone belongs.

 I am excited to share this journey with all of you as our community and business continue to grow.

Warm wishes,





Our Team

Catherine Rawlek

In 2016, Catherine graduated from the University of Calgary with a combined degree in English and Mechanical Engineering with a Biomedical Specialization. Since, then she has worked teaching fitness classes such as Spin, Bootcamp, Older Adult, Zumba, Yoga and Barre at a variety of studios, offices, schools and community/recreation centres. She now teaches exclusively for Tullamore Alive. Her current active certifications include AFLCA Group Exercise with a Specialization in Choreography and Portable Weights, Spin, Yoga and American Barre Technique. She is both the Manager and Founder of Tullamore Alive.

Kirsten Barrett

Kirsten works as a Registered Nurse with a specialization in kidney care. She graduated from the University of Calgary in 2015 and has been working in healthcare since then. As of 2021, Kirsten is pursuing a Natural Nutrition Certificate from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.  Kirsten is responsible for all photography at Tullamore Alive and is a contributor of wellness and nutrition tips to our Live Like You’re Alive Blog. To see more of Kirsten’s amazing photos you can check out her Instagram @k.the.creative

Marie DeCock

Marie graduated from the University of Calgary in 2015 with an honours degree in Anthropology. She was then accepted to the University of Alberta Medical School and obtained her doctorate in 2019. She now is a part of the University of Alberta Family Medicine Program and will be doing extra specialization in Emergency Medicine with plans to complete her education in 2022. She is groundskeeper, construction assistant and mother to all the ducks at Tullamore Alive.