|I originally wanted to do my bit to save the world by becoming a journalist; I was convinced there were stories to be told, and that I was the one to share them.
Post-graduation I changed my aspirations, but my belief in storytelling held; I’ve used my journalism skills as the foundation for a career in non-profit marketing and public relations.
I spent more than 10 years working in communications before moving to Ontario and launching Nimbyist Communications. Thanks to a creative streak rooted in years of playing classical violin and piano, I’ve supplemented my writing with amateur photography and graphic design.
As a bit of a “side hobby”, I also took up volunteering. Words and information can truly empower people, and I feel privileged to be able to contribute. I’ve held roles and/or leadership positions with a number of organizations including:
- the Canadian Women Voters Congress
- the Yaletown Residents Association
- the International Association of Business Communicators (Toronto chapter)
- the Military Family Resource Centre (Trenton)
- many others including municipal election campaigns and various fundraising commitments.
I’ve always been a bit of a geek and started building websites before I settled on words over pixels, but my interest in technology and gadgets still holds. I have a particular interest in social media and watching the evolution of online communication.