I started elementary school as a student at Sycamore Lane Elementary School in Sackville, NS. I attended Sycamore Lane from Primary to Grade 2, before moving a few times throughout the province. I completed high school from Hants North Rural High in Kennetcook, NS, where I was the editor of the year book for three years.
I graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Information Technology, after which I was employed by the Auditor General of NS for 11 years. During that time, I earned my Certified Information Systems Auditor designation, and my Chartered Accountant designation (CPA, CA). Through my career I have worked as an Internal Auditor, and Financial Analyst/Accountant at Emera, and Saint Mary’s University. Currently, I am a Financial Analyst within the Internal Controls Department at the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
I have experience reviewing and improving systems, policies and procedures, and with financial analysis. These skills will be important as your representative on the Halifax Regional School Board.
I have lived in the Beechville-Lakeside-Timberlea area with my family for the last 12 years and both of my children attend school in this area. My son will be in Grade 1 next year at Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Elementary and my daughter will be in Grade 6 at Ridgecliff Middle School.