I am a life long resident of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. My grandparents were farmers in Niagara Falls. I enjoy golfing, walking, volunteering, reading and spending time with my family. I am passionate about the people and services in my community and what we have to offer on a local, national and international level.
Presently, the President for Elements of Success and Destination Niagara Falls. I recognize the importance of how our city and region shines as a host to millions of visitors from across Canada, the USA, and worldwide. I take pride in marketing the entire Niagara Region and Canada to the USA, and the global world.
Destination Niagara Falls a regional website created in 2009 has become the fastest growing website in the Niagara Region. Features businesses in the region, monthly newsletter, draws, and best deals and new to our compliment Niagara Buzz a highly active media outlet assisting in video marketing reaching over 1 million plus viewers.
Elements of Success/Meeting Management Professional also created in 2009 to provide organizations with professional meeting management services. Booking conferences and meetings throughout North America, Europe, Australia, China and India. Negotiate contracts with hotels and industry service providers. Oversee the logistics of the entire conference, including sponsorship and exhibitors.
Certificate in Management of Human Resources; Niagara College
Certified Special Event Management; Niagara College
National Certified Special Events Professional in the Niagara Region; Ontario Tourism and Educational Council
Diploma in Office Administration; St. Catharine’s Business College
Certificate of Achievement – Sales and Marketing.; Destination Marketing Association International
Dedicated volunteer to a number of non-profit organizations. A past board member and past chair of the GNGH Foundation,(raised over $9.2 million for new ER during term as chair), Past board member of Winter Festival of Lights, Project Share, Niagara Falls Hydro Board, United Way – Poor Boy Committee, Niagara Falls Humane Society, a founding member of the NFCHC and past Chair of Niagara Falls Community Health Centre. Present: Member of Niagara Falls Rotary Sunrise Club. Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) and Meeting Planners International (MPI). Niagara College, board member of the Event Management Program Advisory Committee from 2001 to present.
City Councillor from 2003 to 2006 and in 2010 was elected as a City Councillor and re-elected in 2014.
Present Board Appointments:
Director of Niagara Falls HOLDCO
Director of Niagara District Airport
Council Representative Regional Transportation Steering committee
Council Representative Region Linking Niagara Transit Committee
Director on the Downtown BIA
Director on the Clifton Hill BIA