Company: We specialize in strategic communications, marketing and public affairs.
Education: Bachelor of Journalism, Carleton University (2006)
Charitable involvement: Project North
Biggest biz achievement: Being named a finalist for Ottawa's Female Entrepreneur of the Year by the Women’s Business Network and also being named one of Ottawa's Top 25 Influencers by Ottawa Life Magazine.
Biggest obstacle: Balancing motherhood with being an entrepreneur. Finding that balance has been critical to my professional and personal happiness and success.
Biggest influence: My husband Kevin. He has continued to unconditionally support me as I grow my business and pursue my passion.
Biggest lesson learned: Success doesn't happen overnight. It takes perseverance and drive, and not giving up when the answer is “no.”
First job: Camp counsellor in Temagami.
Advice I’d give the younger me: To not sweat the small stuff, and to develop thick skin – you're going to need it.
What’s left to do: Personally, I want to raise thoughtful and kind children who understand the value of giving back to their communities. Professionally, I want to grow and foster a team of communications leaders nationwide.
Favourite pastime: Reading
I’m currently reading: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Favourite movie: Gone with the Wind
Favourite song: You'll Know You Were Loved by Lou Reed
Favourite local pro sports team: Ottawa Senators
Favourite local summer event: Ottawa Jazz Festival
Preferred social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram
Company Twitter handle: @SyntaxStrategic