I like to think that I am more that just a mortgage broker. I was born and raised on the North Shore, specifically in Lynn Valley and I love this community. Because I grew up in Lynn Valley I want to make sure I am giving back to and supporting my community.
I am a very active in the community. I am the founder and chairman of A Lynn Valley Christmas where we put 75 Christmas trees in the village square each December and we raise over $3500 for the Lynn Valley Lions Christmas Hamper program each year. It is so nice to see a new tradition start in my hometown and I hope it continues for a long time.
I am also a Lynn Valley Lion and I am currently acting co-chairman of Lynn Valley Days. This is a huge job as we transform Lynn Valley park into a huge tent with a dinner for 500 on the Friday night and then we transition into the parade, games and field activities on the Saturday. Having watched the parade and participated in the field activities since I was a child I really enjoy being involved in keeping this great event alive.
Cooking breakfast for all the hungry campers at the Santa’s breakfast at the legion! I also support the local schools I teach an education seminar for grade 12 students at Argyle High School. I teach each grad class about money, credit and the cost of living on your own. This is so much fun and I wish someone had taught me this info when I was in grade 12.
Being an independent business person has its perks but at times you need support. With that in mind some years ago I founded the “Fast Forward Group”. This is a North shore based Entrepreneurial Network of Twenty local business owners who meet once a week to mentor each other and to build referral business. This has been a huge success.
As a lifelong sailor and member of the West Vancouver Yacht Club I volunteer in and around the club for various races and activities. Working for myself has allowed me the time to give back to the community where I live. If you would like to support any of the above organizations I would be happy to discuss them with you, cheers!