How did you first get into your profession?
In the early 1980s, I was working in the civil engineering industry when I started to yearn for more excitement and challenge in my life. When I made the career change, my father laughed and my mother cried.
What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry?
I would tell them to find a mentor and listen carefully to what they had to say. Also, to never underestimate the value of a post graduate degree regardless of age.
What do you wish you would have learned at the beginning of your career?
I wish I would have learned to be humble and appreciative; these are extraordinary and endearing traits for any leader.
If you could be remembered for one thing, what would it be?
I would like to be remembered for my involvement with Niagara Hospice while working in Niagara Falls, Canada.