I have worked in the marketing and advertising industry since 2010 and am currently the Director of Strategic Planning of a downtown Toronto agency. I’m also a college professor and teach digital strategy to advertising students in a post-grad program at Centennial College. What does that mean for you? I am a crystal-clear communicator who cuts straight to the point. I make sure I don’t just look at behaviour, I look at the why behind it, because the why is what helps enact change. I’m a comfortable public speaker and will be able to bring your concerns to Board meetings and enter into debates with confidence. I also have a high success rate at working with people and building bridges with people whose views are different from mine.
I’m an active volunteer in the community. I’m the Executive Director of Caremongers Pickering-Ajax, a grassroots organization that helps people who are isolated due to Covid, less mobile, or unable to afford gas get groceries. We also partner with food banks to provide pick-ups and deliveries.
I’ve been very involved with politics from a provincial and federal lens in the past, but am moving away from partisan politics to where each person is able to speak with their true voice—and that’s municipal.
I have a passion for public education. That’s why I’ve chosen to run for trustee.
I actually started in the private school system. I went to a small school which had such a limited social circle that it was impossible to get away from bullies as there simply weren’t enough kids to find friends elsewhere. I spent much of my young childhood in the sick room. I’m sorry to say that the school’s response to bullying was to ignore it and protect the staff who failed to intervene. I left after grade six.