Business: Retailer selling a curated collection of furniture, homewares and gifts from Canadian makers.
Born: Brampton, Ont.
Biggest business achievement: Founded a retail startup and social enterprise that’s grown to $1.5 million in annual revenue, employs 10 people, sources products within Canada and has donated more than $100,000 to Ottawa community organizations through the #CraftChange Fund.
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Biggest obstacle overcome: Pivoted from an immersive, tangible in-store shopping experience to an e-commerce model during the pandemic while maintaining overall sales growth of 28 per cent.
Biggest influences: My mother, who was always passionate about shopping local and supporting artists before it was trendy.
Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: That what we do as a business is essential to people’s lives.
Charitable involvement: Parkdale Food Centre
First job: Hockey referee
Advice I’d give the younger me: Share your ideas, foster partnerships, keep dreaming and be patient.
Favourite pastime: Playing guitar for my two kids.