Alicia was born in Hamilton and grew up downtown Dundas. She is the third generation to call this beautiful area home. She attended Highland Secondary School and studied at McMaster University and also the University of Guelph. After completing her studies she left home to explore, working abroad in Asia and later travelling to South Africa where she continued her education and met her husband. She convinced her husband to brave the frosty north and they returned to Hamilton having two children.
Alicia loves the outdoors, people and current affairs. She is proud to have volunteered at community groups and is incredibly proud to call Hamilton home.