I bring a wealth of understanding and experience in the social sciences, including:

  • a BA double-majoring in psychology and sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University
  • 8 years as a caseworker in Ontario Works
  • 4 years as an outreach coordinator with hard-to-employee clients within Ontario Works
  • time spent as an outpatient mobile crisis worker
  • a stint as an outreach manager with the Canadian Mental Health Association
  • several years as a supportive housing outreach coordinator with The Bridges at the Cambridge Shelter in Galt, ON
  • several years as a supportive housing worker for disadvantaged, homeless youth for Cambridge Kiwanis Non-Profit Housing

I also have a great deal of experience in communications, including:

  • had a six-month contract as an online communications specialist with a regional health unit.
  • 12-month maternity communications guy for radio stations CHYM, KIX106, and 570 News in Kitchener.
  • several years providing radio reports covering the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • 15-year Maple Leafs reporter for The Fischler Report, covering games, practices, player interviews
  • Owner of TMLfans.ca, an online magazine covering the Maple Leafs.