I sing and play guitar for friends and family. I was a Cub/Scout leader for 7 years and a member of the Kiwanis club. As I am self-employed, I find my free time is limited so I had to discontinue my volunteering. I enjoy most outdoor sports and activities including walking my dog, ice jockey, hiking and mountain bike riding.
I didn’t know what I wanted to do career wise when I started university. I enjoyed geography. After taking a couple of courses, I got really interested in Economic Geography. Later I became interested in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). After completing a Bachelor of Arts, I decided to complete a BSc. Together these formed the basis of a career in Marketing and Advertising. Later I left this job to start my own business. At the start, it was difficult introducing a new technology into a new market. However, I overcame these challenges them with perseverance and some patience.
Self-employment can be tough, especially if it is a new business. Do your research. Talk to professionals and do not give up when the chips are down.
I was born/grew up in: I was born in Toronto, ON, moved to central NL when I was 7 years old.
I now live in: Conception Bay South, NL
I enjoy speaking to my customers to hear how well the technology works. I love hearing how well it helps improve their bottom line and economic viability.
I am the owner of Oil Filtration Solutions Ltd. As the only employee, I complete a variety of tasks. These vary from day to day. Most of my tasks include generating new business. I do this through marketing and direct sales calls/email as well as in person meetings. I also am responsible for shipping and receiving, and accounting. I perform installations of our oil recycling technology on Diesel engines. I also install it on heavy duty equipment including marine vessels, road building equipment, and forestry equipment.
- Literature & Language Arts
- Computer Science
- Brought people together
- Liked helping people
- Played on a sports team
- Was motivated by success
- Wanted to be in charge
- Liked being given free range to explore my ideas
- Wasn't sure what I wanted to do