I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, graduating with my Bachelor of Commerce, Honours degree in 2001. I moved to BC in 2003 and have lived in various Lower Mainland communities since then. During my years in BC, I completed my CPA, CGA and have been working in Port Moody for the last 13 years as the Controller at Westwood Honda. While I do not have an artistic background personally, I do believe arts and culture education are an important part of a thriving community. My participation is usually as a consumer of the artistic endeavor. I would love to be able to use my business background to assist the Arts Centre with providing these positive arts experiences for the residents of Port Moody for years to come. Working with the Port Moody Arts Centre would provide me with the opportunity to give back to my community that I have been looking for.