Were you born in PEI or are you an Islander by choice?
Born and raised in Charlottetown, PEI
What kind of steps did you take to become your profession?
Grew up in my mother's pottery shop, she taught me how to throw pots and run the family business. Went to Holland College and a university in Austria to complete my bachelor degree in Business Tourism.
How long have you been living in PEI?
My whole life but spent a year living in Cayman Islands and 2 years living throughout Europe.
Where do you live in PEI?
Charlottetown in the winter, North Granville in the summer.
Describe what an average day looks like for you?
Usually at Village Pottery making pots, talking with customers and managing the business. Once the shop closes for the day I usually head to a nearby restaurant like Sou'West or Blue Mussel Cafe for a bite then to the beach for sunset. What is your favourite thing about life in PEI? How accessible everything is. You can be in the city enjoying live music and theatre then be on a beautiful beach within 20 minutes.
What is your favourite thing about life in PEI?
How accessible everything is. You can be in the city enjoying live music and theatre then be on a beautiful beach within 20 minutes.
What is something people wouldn't know if they're not from the island?
There's an incredible creative community here made up of artisans, musicians and others involved in the culture sector. It's unlike any place I've seen!
What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I love traveling and living abroad. I've been to nearly 30 countries and love getting to know the locals in each place. That's why I love working in the tourism industry on PEI so much, it still gives me the opportunity to meet people from around the world and to give visitors the chance to get to know our beautiful island.
If you had to choose one spot on the island to take someone who has never been here, where would it be?
That's a tough call but probably a beach along the north shore.. either French River or Cousins Shore. They're hidden gems.
Any funny facts about yourself or factoids about the Island that you think people should know?
I kissed and danced with a stingray in the Cayman Islands this past winter!