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I'm the Director of Wharton Event Management, makers of 14 unreal dance competitions in Western Canada. We have 5 brands and we share the stage over 30,000 dancers each season. Our blanket theme at all events is "You Belong Here". We create a fun and welcoming atmosphere to all dancers, of all ages, and all ability levels.
I write and speak about what is going on in my world and am passionate about mental health awareness, especially in teens and moms trying to do it all.
I have done a lot of things and felt a lot of joy, and a lot of hurt. I talk a lot - on stage and at my kitchen table to those around me and what is happening in their hearts. I write and talk about things that have happened to me and how I see the world. I want to make those around me know they are not alone, tell my stories in my voice and laugh a lot.
After graduating from BCIT in Marketing Management among the top of my class in 2002, I have worked in Marketing, Social Media and Management in most areas. I have worked alongside some amazing humans and entrepreneurs. After having my two boys (now 13 and 11) I started my own company with my sister, as well as working alongside her and my mom to create our company as it is today.
In 2015 I woke up with Bell's Palsy - half my face completely paralyzed. Living with it for the past 5 years has been a massive challenge and of course, lesson. I am focused on bringing awareness and support to those still suffering. I am also very passionate about speaking about self care, boundaries, and limits from my point of view. About how the Universe will stop you in your tracks if you don't listen, slow down, and live in your light (i.e. paralyze your face).
Personal Growth, Listening and learning from the Universe, Bells Palsy and what it even is, Self Care and Self Love, my (usually funny) view of what is going on in my world, mental health awareness - especially in teens and moms trying to do it all.
- You woke up with a paralyzed face? What the heck?? Did you freak out??
- How did you make it through high school with anxiety and depression?
- When did you figure out that even though you adore your kids, it's OK for them to not be your ONLY focus?
- How did you figure out that dance would make you a great business woman?
- Why do you try so many weird things - like oil pulling?
- When did you wake up and realize, "oh crap, I really CAN'T do this all on my own"?
- When did you learn about the Universe and really "buy in"?
- How has the Universe SERIOUSLY knocked you down when you didn't listen?
- How does it feel to finally know and be exactly where you know you are meant and deserve to be?
I speak at Peak Invitational Dance Competition (9 events in 2020), Next Level Hip Hop Competition, Festival du Ballet, Quantum Acrobatics Competition and The Peak Master Classes.
My first time as a Podcast guest! - A Lott of Help with James Lott - about Bells Palsy, Self Care and blue champagne.
People say about me:
"Omg you are my kindred spirit, such great energy!"
“I can always relate to all your posts. Thank you for always being so open, I love it.”
“Thank you for sharing. You are strong, so funny and fierce! Forever grateful to have such a light to look up to.”
"I come back to the event JUST to hear you speak on stage!"
Can't wait to do more.
- LET'S TALK. Xo
I talk a lot and am happy to share, brag and post. I also run 5 events with 5 individual social media feeds, in addition to my personal ones. Depending on the content and specific topics discussed, I will post to my feeds where the audience relates.