I have 13 years experience in the Co-operative Housing Sector as a Property Manager. This is supplemented by over 20 years in Private Sector rentals as an owner and manager. My role includes financial and budget performance, managing contracts, planning and facilitating maintenance and capital repairs, as well as supporting good governance of the Board of Directors.
In addition to my role as a Co-op Property Manager, I am a CHF Canada consultant providing education and other services to Co-operatives in the Southwestern Ontario Region, a role that has come with challenges and rewards. This has allowed me to expand my knowledge and gain insight on additional challenges that our industry faces.
Prior to becoming involved with Co-operative Housing, I came from the financial industry, having spent more than 10 years in that field. During that time, some of the roles I held included, Investment Advisor, residential Mortgage Officer, Loans Adjudicator and Financial Branch Compliance Officer. During this same time period I was also a sole proprietor of a small business.
I have always been Community focused, volunteering with many groups and non-profit charitable organizations, such as Scouts Canada and St. John’s Ambulance. Presently I serve as the Corporate Secretary for the Shrewsbury Raglan Assembly, a Private Non-Profit Charitable Organization.
On a more personal side, I am married with a blended family of 7 children and 1 grandchild. With a family of this size, keeping all things balanced is certainly an attribute to the organizational skills that I have developed.