I have always had a passion for business. At the age of 17, I worked with a group of close friends to turn a school club into a non-profit organization. While building that, I got my first job in the start-up world at PhilanthroKidz, a virtual world targeted at tweens. I began intentionally learning about management and leadership with guidance from Dean Julia Christensen Hughes of the College of Management and Economics in Guelph. She assessed my management of a project called Reach Lesotho that involved nearly fourty people and $125,000 over the course of eighteen months. She questioned my decision making and management strategies while having me study management strategies through an academic lens.
I have continued to practice business development and management for the past ten years. Whether in putting together a production team with Turn and Punch Productions, deciding how financial resources should be spent with Raindrop Hearing, or supporting investor relationships with PhilanthroKidz, I have been consistently challenged and inspired by the responsibilities in business development and management. Below are some important aspects of my approach.