As a true Edmontonian born and raised, I’ve always had an interest in the growth and development of our little big city. I grew up in Dovercourt, enjoyed our festivals, such as folk fest and Klondike days, and cheered for the Oilers before Connor McDavid could skate. I knew the value of hard work from a very young age; both my parents were blue-collar and instilled a work ethic that I still wake up with every morning.
I’ve seen this city grow past the grain elevators in Ellerslie and far up through the clouds of downtown, and I am truly proud of how far we have come as a city and knowing the people are still as humble as small-town folks. As I return to the real estate market after establishing a successful design and manufacturing business with my husband, I am reminded of how much I love this city. I am motivated to keep as many people here as possible to help grow our communities and continue to make Edmonton one of the best places to live in Canada.
I took a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education- A degree in PE… yeah that’s me. BUT as they say, some of the best years of my life were going through University. The community of people I met, the courses and learnings I had, and the achievements I made are something to be very proud of. I mean, who wouldn’t be proud of learning to flip and recover in a kayak? Or, on the opposite spectrum learning the human anatomy through a cadaver. This degree brought challenge, friendship, commitment, and fulfilment. It shaped my career path and gave me opportunities I may never have had. I came out of this degree taking a job working with a Paralympic athlete, which eventually evolved into going to the London 2012 games with Team Canada. This spawned a love for travel and seeing the world from a different perspective.
Now in my “spare time,” I am the most excited to plan birthday parties for my daughter, prepare for holiday gatherings, or anything to do with a theme and needs décor; I am all over it! I also love to spend time in the river valley soaking up the amazing natural landscape Edmonton has to offer while enjoying a coffee from the Columbian. I love meeting new people and recognizing old faces, as I am not shy to say hi if we’ve met before. Thus, I am even more excited to dive into real estate, create more lasting relationships, and find solutions for my clients!
How I Liv
What do you Liv for?
I Liv for balance. Balance between family and friends. Between spending time with my daughter and date nights with my husband. A life with balance between the “hustle (and I’ve got hustle) and bustle” is one I strive to achieve.
What’s your favourite local restaurant?
There are honestly so many great options in Edmonton, and it continues to grow! However, my current favourite spot would be Café Tiramisu. It’s close to home, has fantastic Italian food, is kid-friendly, has great wine, and has the cutest little market and bakery attached to it!
If you could shop for free forever at any store, what store would it be?
What's the best vacation you've ever taken?
Italy! We rented a car, dissolved any domestic disputes by opting for the stick shift, and drove along the southern coastline. We stopped at historic ruins, ate pizza off the highway in the hills, travelled along the Amalfi, and rediscovered prosciutto! I would travel anywhere for great $3.00 bottles of wine!
If you had a 25 hour day, while everyone else only had 24, what would you do with the extra time?
Sleep. I LOVE sleeping. It’s a curse that runs in the family.
What did you get into trouble for the most as a child?
Not eating the sandwiches that my parents made me for school lunches.