I spent a decade and a half in various service and hospitality roles, all of which helped to shape the person I am today.
I grew up in the GTA, and as a child loved the thrill of going to the big city. There was so much to see and so many cultures to discover, that it made me want to see what the rest of the world had to offer. My parents are and always have been avid travellers, so annual family vacations were always something I could look forward to. These trips really gave me a passion for culture and travel that has now taken me through thirty-one countries all over the world, all of which taught me how to think on my feet in unfamiliar circumstances and relish each opportunity to do so. After a year abroad in Australia, I came home and rented an apartment in the heart of downtown Toronto. For about a year I really did enjoy it, but I spent the next four years increasingly homesick for life in the suburbs. So I planned and saved, and now I’m a Kitchener homeowner, falling more in love with it every day. Not only is everything I could possibly need nearby and easy to get to, but the openness and greenspace between it all is what I didn’t realize I’d taken for granted until I was living in it again, and I couldn’t be happier.
I spent a decade and a half in various service and hospitality roles, all of which helped to shape the person I am today. I honed my communication skills, developed my ability to identify the needs and wants of just about anybody, and learned how to consistently find new and creative ways to get a job done. As a supervisor I learned how to listen, how to teach, stay positive when life gets difficult, and see the benefit of every interaction that I have. Positivity is undeniably contagious.
All of that said, those years were invaluable to me, but there came a point when I was ready to be my own boss to set my own expectations, work to consistently exceed them, and do it in a way that is both meaningful and fulfilling. This is when I found real estate. I began my studies and never looked back.
So, whether you’re new to the Kitchener-Waterloo area, or have lived here your entire life, I hope my passion and enthusiasm can make you fall in love all over again, or for the first time, just like I did!