· Born and raised in Ottawa-Vanier
· Has been active on the boards of community organizations such as the Ottawa Carleton Credit Union, the Rideau Canal Celtic Cross Committee and the Ottawa CUPE District Council
· Active with the National Day of Mourning for workers who have died on the job
· Chair of Ottawa’s Labour Day Celebrations
· Worked for 31 years with the Region of Ottawa-Carleton
· Currently employed as a bilingual analyst with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.