About Me

Personal:

I am 52 years old and the mother of two amazing kids: Zachary aged 19, and Olivia, 16. I’ve been married for 30+ years and I attend St. Leonard’s Church, my home Parish, located in Brampton, ON.

Volunteer:

At both the elementary and secondary school level I have served as Parent Advisory Council Chairperson, Parish Rep, PAC Secretary and as a classroom, library and parish volunteer. I’ve volunteered with the All Star Reading Program, the Primary, Junior and Intermediate “Forest of Reading” Book Clubs, the Caledon Public Library and as a “Friends of the Library” committee member. I sit on the Board of Directors for the Caledon Parent Child Centre and on the Executive of the South Caledon Soccer Club. Previously, I was a member of the Ambassador Board of the Leadership Forum for Women, Caledon.

I have experience with Junior Achievement, volunteering in classrooms teaching their Economics of Staying in School program and have been actively involved in fundraising activities such as The Pink Hair Dare Campaign supporting The Wellness Centre, raising money for, and walking in, The Relay for Life and fundraising for the United Way.

Parish:

In the past, my family and I have welcomed opportunities to volunteer in our Parish with the Good Shepherd program and packing Christmas hampers. I am also honoured to have been included on the list of Lectors for Mass at St. Leonard’s for several years.

In my role as Parish Rep for St. Rita School it brought me great joy to recognize the Sacraments in a special way by hosting unique celebrations for both students and their families and, working together with Council, by providing religious gifts and prayer cards honouring these special occasions.

Professional:

I graduated with a B.A. from McMaster and completed a B.Ed. at Brock University. After a career in Human Resources, I received an Adult Education Teaching Certificate from Sheridan College where I taught for several years in the School of Business. I also served for several years as an on-call emergency supply teacher for the DPCDSB.

Currently, I own a small communications company called Writing Right For You, providing training, editorial and creative writing services for small business. I also work with the Snapd Newspaper Group and I am the published author of a children’s book, Epic Ellie and the Invisible Dragon.

Additionally, for nearly 20 years, my husband and I have owned and operated a Machine Shop specializing in Molds, Tools and Dies. I am the Office Manager responsible for HR, Accounting and Administrative duties.