My experience

What makes me qualified for this role? Well, what makes any person 'qualified'? The board of trustees is meant to be a guiding force for the nearly 900 staff and 13,000+ students to ensure the ship is pointed in the right direction.

Where I think I can play a role with this guiding force stems from the experience I've had within this great city.


  • McKellar Park Central School
  • Fort William Collegiate Institute
  • Lakehead University
    • Honours Science (Chemistry)
    • Bachelor of Education (Intermediate Senior)
      • AQ courses - Special Education / Co-operative Education
  • University of Waterloo (Economic Development Association of Canada)
    • Fundamentals of Community Economic Development
    • Advancing Economic Development Opportunities


  • Lakehead Public Schools
    • Occasional teacher (high school and adult education)
  • Progressive Training Centre
    • manager and lead facilitator
    • Developed curriculum for injured workers for their labour market re-entry
    • Facilitated workplace opportunities
    • Assisted with job search training
  • North Superior Workforce Planning Board
    • Ministry of Education's Passport to Prosperity
    • Working with the various boards to help expand their reach of experiential learning (increasing employer connections to the school) and assist the Specialist High Skills Majors
    • Maintained the local database
    • Worked on putting on events like the Regional Job Fair, Success Certified (event to give students employable certificates) and Mission Employability (connecting teachers, students, parents and employers)
  • Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
    • Membership Engagement
    • sat on the Education Committee who eventually took on the continuance of the Success-Certified event
  • Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission
    • Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre
    • Running youth programs like Starter Company, Summer Company


  • current President of THE Pipes & Drums of Thunder Bay
  • Executive board of Thunder Bay & Area Food Strategy
  • Advisory Board of Lakehead University Agricultural Research Station