Ward 8 City Councillor Candidate
I have worked in the Private sector my entire life.
I was in the Construction industry for years drafting blueprints, managing all manners of tradesmen, and dealing with multiple City of Calgary departments along the way. This resulted in a clear understanding of the need to reduce outdated, redundant policies.
In 2005, I was the co-founder of an import /export business known for high quality products, exceptional customer service and intricate inventory control systems that spanned four Continents. I traveled to many countries for tough negotiations and adapted to diverse cultural differences. During this time I forged my ability to get the job done. I believe all successful negotiations must be completed while keeping time constraints in mind, otherwise nothing will ever be accomplished.
Currently I am the Director of a Liquor Importing Agency that has a strong presence in the Alberta market. The companies recent launch into British Columbia during the Covid 19 Pandemic is a testament to the operational systems I implement, and also to the exceptional team of people who surround me.
I am a self-motivated quick learner who excels at problem solving. Finding common ground during tough negotiations to achieve the intended goal is a skill I possess.
Business creation has come naturally to me, as has the implementation of realistic procedures for staff and clients to understand. For 16 years I have used my extensive skills to heighten the success of the businesses I am involved in, as Director of Operations. Starting a business is completely different from running a business and it is this creation mentality, one of my core assets, that I will bring to the Council Chambers. Our city has been in a perpetual state of electing people who are either unable, or unwilling to adapt to changing circumstances. This is where my skills will come into play. Even when it looks like there are no solutions at hand, (which is how many Ward 8 residents have told me they currently feel) I know if we maintain focus on our future, without abandoning our present, we will overcome every obstacle.