Noriko immigrated from Japan in 1991. She created four personal stories with The Shoe Project in the past few years. Through these experiences, she has gained great confidence and useful skills such as public speaking and writing. Now she is ready to move forward to leadership and management roles and has been the Coordinator for The Shoe Project, Bow Valley in Canmore, Alberta.
Noriko is a mother of three. Meg, her eldest daughter with Down syndrome is an active athlete and artist, and the other two daughters are pursuing their education. Noriko is a Japanese calligraphy artist and enjoys her free time in nature with her husband.