About Us

BD/MS are our initials.
We are Brigitte Demers and Martin Settle.

We met in October, 2018, and have been building a life together since. We moved in togeter in March 2020, just two weeks before a global pandemic confined us to our new shared home. It worked, for us!

Brigitte asked Marti to marry him later that same year, and we celebrated our wedding with family and friends in October, 2022.

We live in Gatineau, Québec, Canada.

We have a dog, Haïku, who is featured on the home page of our website.

We like to stay active: running (when our aging bodies permit), walking, skiing, snowshoeing, cycling, playing badminton, and swimming.

A couple, in wedding dress, stand on a leaf-covered path in a light forest with the sun setting behind them through the trees. They are turned inwards, looking into each others eyes, while holding forearms.
Martin and Brigitte got married


Brigitte is a mother of one and stepmother to two.


Marti was born in Treaty 7, and has lived in territories covered by Treaties 8, 6, and the Donald Treaties. Martin and Brigitte now live on unceded Algonquin Anishnaabeq land.

Marti is a father of two and stepfather to one.

He studied Human Ecology (family studies) at the University of Alberta, but then after a number of years working in intergenerational ministries within the United Church of Canada, he retrained in accounting and now holds a CPA designation. He is proud to have spent his entire career in the not-for-profit and charity world.