Current job: Consultant, Digital Marketing and Crisis Communications
Proudest professional moment: The first time I told a young woman, who was interviewing for a freelance role on my team, that she should raise her rates. I’ve been doing that ever since, even when it costs me more as a hiring manager/business owner. Womxn: Please charge more. You’re worth it.
First job: I was a (very bad) burrito-roller at a fast-food restaurant in East Vancouver. A humbling experience!
Fun fact: I volunteered as Santa’s helper at community holiday events growing up, handing out gifts to kids and families. My little elf resemblance was pretty uncanny.
Favorite way to spend a Saturday night pre-COVID: Dinner and drinks with friends.
Favorite way to spend a Saturday night during COVID: Good take-out and bad TV.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, local businesses that you have been trying to give some extra love/business to: So many! Ware Ceramics. Grate Company. The Yo! Store. Aesthete Tea. East Fork Cultivars. Age to Come Apparel. Honeybee Lemonade and Syrups. Landmass Wines. Felton & Mary’s Artisan Foods. Powell’s. Mom & Pop Wine Shop.
Favorite movie: Hard to pick a favorite. I have eclectic taste…Love and Basketball. Gladiator. A League of their Own. Super Troopers. Con Air.
Music of choice: Motown or Reggae.
Current favorite place to get takeout/delivery: Nonavo Pizza in downtown Vancouver. Local, farm fresh ingredients, unique and delicious options for vegetarians like me.
Motto/inspirational quote: “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” -Vince Lombardi