...be crazy enough to believe it's possible, and then celebrate it.
What started as a passion for marketing has led to a career in helping businesses grow and understanding consumers.
I love that you are here and you've made it this far through my website.
After spending 20+ years helping the big businesses stay big, I learned that it is much more gratifying to support local business owners find their way, build their businesses and realize their dreams (which also inadvertently, helps me reach my dreams).
I also keep it lean, while I am always here, I source and collaborate with other practitioners when needed, keeping overall costs a lot more reasonable while offering a much-needed, approachable service model for most clients.
I am the 'do-er' not just the thinker (but I do love behavioural economics) and believe that while theory is excellent, intuition can make for innovation. I am a big fan of school and went to University (Web Design, Print Design), College (Marketing, Digital Communications) and Trade school (Typography), and still keep up with various online classes and courses.
So with all of that said... I am probably not like that agency you met in Calgary or like your cousin's friend that does design. I am a little more casual, love the 90s, and work hard. I love to collect old type (led and wood block), swatch watches, and fun pins. I believe music and working out are great mood changers and nothing, not even AI, can replace true creativity!
2021 Alberta Chamber Small Business of the Year nominee and Female Business of the Year Nominee
2021 Small Business Magazine Business Woman of the year, nominee
2019 Women of Inspiration, Rural Leadership Winner
2019 Okotoks & Area Chamber of Commerce Award: Business of the Year Winner
2019 Okotoks & Area Chamber of Commerce Nominee for Customer Service (Business), Community Impact
2018 Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Nominee
Speaker at #SMBYYC97 "Tragedies of Trending Online"
Presenter Okotoks Business Association
2018 Nominee: Business of the Year, Community Impact, Best Customer Service, Okotoks Chamber Business Excellence Awards
2017 Nominee: Best Customer Service, Okotoks Chamber Business Excellence Awards
POW / Venture Snowboards (North America) Design Winner
2004, Nominee Top 30 under 30
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Taking time to give back to the community is important to me.
I have been hired for Speaking, training, and coaching local business owners by local stakeholder groups in Okotoks and High River as well as in Calgary.
Each year I donate services and time to multiple fundraisers, including Country Hospice, Sheep River Health Trust, Okotoks Junior Hockey, Cooking for Kids, and the Okotoks Oilers Golf Tournament.
I manage ThinkOkotoks, a page designed to help promote local businesses, and Okotoks and Area Women Entrepreneurs a place where local female business owners can connect for help, support, or promotion.
Group Leader. 100 Women Who Care Dec 2019-2023. I have brought the membership from 56-124 in less than 3 years, during the pandemic
Board Member, Sheep River Health Trust, May 2021 to current. Communications committee.