A bit about me
I like potatoes. And anything dairy.
I was in Ireland the first time someone pronounced my surname on the first try.
Je parle français – un peu.
My certificat en français langue seconde from Université Laval led to a 15-year career with Danone North America, a French-owned food and beverage company.
While there, I managed consumer affairs, regulatory compliance, and liability claims for brands like Evian Natural Spring Water.
I developed strong research, fact-checking, and marketing skills during those years at Danone.
I'll put those skills to work to ensure efficiency and accuracy in everything I produce for you.
My first 'real' job was in tourism.
Fun fact: My hometown of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada is the only city on the awe-inspiring Bay of Fundy — and record-holder for the highest tides in the world.
I always wanted to be a writer.
Teachers and university professors told me I had talent. I wanted to believe them, but self-doubt would always creep in.
Then, my tourism boss asked me to write an article for a travel magazine. And it got published!
I still have a copy of the magazine among my most prized possessions.
My professional life has always involved some form of writing — technical writing, marketing writing, creative writing...
I never imagined I'd become a fundraiser.
In fact, early fundraising experiences — like peddling those promotional candy bars in school — ick! I hated it.
But when I started thinking of fundraising as the gentle art of teaching people the joy of giving* — well, that was my big aha! moment.
I found my thing — helping others learn the gentle art of fundraising communications!
* Hank Rosso, author of Achieving Excellence in Fund Raising
I won’t bore you with the details.
I'd love to learn more about you and how I can help you do even more good work and raise more money.
Get in touch!