Business: Professional services
Born: Peterborough, Ont.
Biggest business achievement: Joined Baiame Consulting in 2016 as its second employee and grew revenues by approximately 450 per cent since then.
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Biggest obstacle overcome: Although COVID-19 caused uncertainty around business development and the company’s sustainability, revenues increased by 60 per cent and the workforce grew by around 150 per cent.
Biggest influences: My dad always taught me that I could do anything a man could do and do it better. My business partner, Claire Lake, offered me a partnership in Baiame before I had proven I was ready. Without either, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: The continued mental health of employees should be in the top three objectives of all organizations.
Charitable involvement: Blue Sky School and Impact Hub
First job: Assistant at the local library, shelving books two nights a week
Advice I’d give the younger me: You don’t have to be perfect at everything – just live your values and the rest will fall into place.
Favourite pastime: Travel, hiking, exploring beaches and outdoor concerts