I love creating strategic models in communications, training and fundraising.  I hold a B.A.(Psych) and an M.Ed.  My career has been eclectic  — teaching (college/university), training, organizational development, marketing, communications and fundraising. I am told that I’m a natural connector and as both a professional and volunteer fundraiser I’ve helped raise over one million dollars in project grants and donations.

I am now the Director of HR and Organizational Development for STANTIVE Technologies Group contributing strategic HR to our senior leadership team as we engage and grow our talent.  I am also the President of my boutique communications agency, PrairieCORE and from this platform I had some great fun creating buzz for the the Thousand Islands (my adored River) through two videos I produced working with some “rock star” Thousand Islanders and a small team of college students.  View PASSION and VOICES.

I  grew up in the Canadian prairies and my upbringing was very ordinary with the exception of one life-altering event, my mother’s early death.

As a volunteer, I have served on six governing boards in the healthcare sector and was co-nominated for the 63rd Annual Citizen of the Year Award (Kingston, Canada 2008) for my contribution in developing SEEGreen, a community-wide protocol for sustainable procurement. From 2008-2012 I served as Strategic Marketing Advisor to WinterGreen Studios helping connect Wintergreen to new ideas, strategies and people.  In the Arts I worked on Grand Theatre (Kingston, Canada) Restoration Project, and in the spring of 2012, I joined the Board of Directors, Thousand Islands Foundation for the Performing Arts.