Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Ridgetown.
What was your first job?
My first job was delivering Penny Savers when I was 11 years old.
What is your favourite Chatham-Kent pastime?
I enjoy meeting up with friends at William St. Cafe or Sons of Kent, and the occasional escape room at the Locked In Chatham Escape Rooms!
What is your favourite season, and why?
My favourite season is fall. The air is crisper and feels cleaner, and it reminds me of that 'fresh start' feeling of going back to school!
Name an experience that has positively motivated you.
I moved back to Chatham-Kent when I was 23. I was living in Toronto, but moved back unexpectedly for family reasons. Feeling lost and not sure what to do with my life, I decided to go to the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, for Environmental Management. Being a student there reintroduced me to the Chatham-Kent community, and encouraged me to stay and discover more about what CK has to offer.
What did you do after high school?
I went to the University of Toronto to study English with a minor in Environmental Biology. While in Toronto, I worked as an usher at Cirque du Soleil, as a downtown Toronto tour guide, and I volunteered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
What are you doing now?
I work at 99.1 CKXS in Wallaceburg as an afternoon news anchor and reporter. I also plan several events, such as Etsy: Made in Canada, and the Downtown Dresden Night Market.
What is your #1 reason for choosing Chatham-Kent as "home"?
Besides my family being here, Chatham-Kent is my home because I feel very connected with the community. I've met a lot of people through my line of work, and they've shared with me their concerns and praises for Chatham-Kent. It's also my home because I hold all of my events here. I plan them with CK residents and small business owners in mind, and I appreciate all the community support I've received over the years.