· Community activist
· Earned Bachelor of Arts and pursued graduate studies at Queen’s University
· Earned Social Services Administration Diploma and Municipal Administration Certificate from St. Lawrence College
· President of Kingston Community Options Funds and Kingcole Homes Inc.
· Member of the City Kingston Not-For-Profit Housing Advisory Group and the Kingston Not-For-Profit Housing Association
· Past President of the Kingston Global Community Centre
· President of the Kingston Chess Club
· Participant in the School of English Homestay Program
· 54 years old
· Resident of Kingston for 25 years.