Education: Developmental services worker diploma, Algonquin College (2008); undergraduate studies in psychology with a minor in sociology, Carleton University
Biggest business achievement: In 2012, I negotiated a partnership with Paul Rushforth Real Estate to join our two golf tournaments and create the “must-attend” charity tournament of the summer for Ottawa. This event now provides the OCCRC with 80 per cent of the annual funds it raises.
Biggest obstacle overcome: We are a very small organization with a small geographic service area. Finding ways to grow our donor database and community support without creating donor fatigue is always an issue.
This holiday season, let’s make sure everyone in our community gets to experience the sense of joy and optimism associated with this special time of year. When we think ‘support
How are Ottawa businesses like Bushbalm and Level Six tackling the issue of sustainability? They share some tips of their journey’s to net-zero.
Most important lessons I’ve learned in business: Surround yourself with people who challenge you to do more and be better. Ensure you take time to think things through before committing.
First job: Babysitting.
Advice I’d give the younger me: Listen more. Also, don’t wait – complete that assignment early, go on that trip and explore the world while you are young. And even though you do not think you are qualified, apply for that job – you just might surprise yourself!
I’m currently reading: The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama