I grew up in my mother’s home community of Brigus, but came to St. John’s in 2009 and fell in love with the city. Today, I live near Quidi Vidi Lake with my husband Chris and our two beautiful children, Jack (5) and Ursula (2).
Like many of us in today’s workforce, I manage a busy schedule, balancing various professional engagements, including:
In my spare time – when I can get it -- I enjoy gardening and hiking, I am an avid painter, and I love spending time with my children and reading as many books as I can.
A growing economy encourages new and long-time residents alike to choose to live and work in St. John’s. Long-term sustainable development and support for diverse businesses will provide better opportunities for more people. An effective waste management strategy that recycles as much as we can will help build a strong future in a clean and beautiful city.
We can better harness our unique heritage and culture to foster tourism, build a thriving creative economy, and strengthen our community pride. From historic buildings to a strong tradition in the arts, we have many key competitive advantages here. St. John’s deserves to be one of Canada’s cultural and creative capitals, but to get there, we need leadership.
Let’s create real neighbourhoods, focused on real people, where all residents have easy access to healthy living options such as parks, green spaces, walking trails and cycling routes. Regardless of age, ability, and income level, every person should have safe sidewalks and roads, and acceptable and affordable housing. An inclusive city benefits everybody.