I was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay; home to yet another great waterfront. I attended and graduated from Ryerson University in Toronto with an Aerospace Engineering degree; completed a Masters Degree at the University of Toronto in Applied Science, and upgraded with a Graduate Diploma in Nuclear Design from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) after I obtained my Professional Engineering License in 2014.
By the time I finished my Masters Degree my family had settled in Ajax; another home to a tranquil waterfront and I shortly followed.
Interestingly enough, the history of Ajax has a special attachment for Engineering. After WWII, with the closure of the largest munitions plant in the British Empire, which was located here in Ajax, the University of Toronto converted the munitions building into the UofT Ajax Campus for Engineering. This facility then became Dowty Aerospace in 1949.
I purchased a beautiful home backing onto Duffins Creek which has easy access to the trails along the Ajax waterfront. I was fortunate to obtain employment as a Senior Manager of Projects at a local consulting engineering firm, supporting the energy sector. Over the course of my career, I have been able to gain over 14 years of experience in executing projects, and during this time I have been able to enhance my skills in quality and process improvement, project management, creative problem solving, effective communication, and strategic planning.
I met my best friend here in Ajax, married her and now feel privileged to have a handsome stepson, 11 years of age, who loves playing in the Ajax baseball house league - having ended in 3rd place in 2017 and 2018 :-). We expanded our family last year with an additional playful son, who just had his first birthday in June. Presently, his favourite activity is eating!
Needless to say, I love Ajax! I am strongly invested in the well being of the town and want to preserve its magnificent natural resources.
Everything we do today has to make things better for our children tomorrow while providing for, and revering, the past generations that got us where we are now.