Hey there! Originally from the charming seaside town of White Rock, British Columbia, I cherished the tranquil coastal life. Yet, a serendipitous meeting in 1995 in Kitchener, Ontario, with my cousin’s pastor dramatically altered my path. Overcoming a 5,000 km distance, and just 40 days after our introduction, we celebrated our wedding, marking the beginning of a wonderful life journey together.
Fast forward, and the hubby and I are proud parents to three sons (18, 21, and 25) and a daughter (23). Love stories in our clan are quite the thrill! Our eldest tied the knot pandemic-style with his high school sweetheart in 2020. The sequel? I became a grandma (call me Mimi) not once but twice with two adorable grandsons!
2022 was wild – we wrapped up three decades of church leadership, packed up our youngest trio, and boomeranged back to the West Coast. Keeping in the same love story vein that is befitting our family… in the spring of 2023, our daughter’s swipe right on Tinder led her straight to the altar, celebrating a wedding nothing short of spectacular just a year after their digital debut.
My work life…
I spent 17 years in the finance sector, honing my skills and developing a deep understanding of the industry. However, life had more in store for me. I started flirting with blogging in 2006, and the next thing I knew, I was headhunted in 2008 to spearhead a digital marketing revolution. By 2020, I was slaying it at Graf-Martin Communications, advocating for hope, generosity, and justice.
My career in digital marketing has been a thrilling journey. I’ve had the privilege of working with leading brands, engaging in influential ambassadorships, and contributing to memorable campaigns for companies like Manulife Financial, The Grocery Foundation, Procter & Gamble, and Microsoft Canada.
Some highlights include leading BlissDom Canada from 2011 to 2014, sharing moments with Oprah, experiencing a P!NK concert backstage with my daughter, appearing on Canadian billboards for Dove, and ringing the NASDAQ bell with PayPal in 2015.💅
I’ve sprinkled my magic on iconic campaigns for powerhouses like Manulife Financial, The Grocery Foundation, Procter & Gamble, and Microsoft Canada, to name a few.
When I’m not changing the digital world, you’ll find me tumbling down the TikTok rabbit hole or indulging in my true love – coffee. ☕️