Growing up with three brothers helped me on my journey to interior design in Brantford, Ontario. I designed my parents’ kitchen in grade 8 and knew from there I wanted to design. I took interior design at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.
My co-op placement during my first year of college wanted me to stay and work for them, not return to school in the fall. As flattering as that was, I wanted to return to school and finish my education soI went back. The Friday after my schooling ended they called and asked me if I could come back and work for them. Seeing as how I was getting married, I accepted and began working for them. I worked for the local father-son company for 16 years, serving Brantford and the surrounding area for 16 years until the owner died following a massive heart attack.
Taking the positives out of the tragedy, I decided to act on my dream of owning my own business and went out to learn more about the field. It led me to working at a granite stone company to learn everything I needed to know about granite, quartz, marble, and any stone in between. From there, I worked for a contractor that had a local showroom. I was named the kitchen design specialist and account manager on renovation projects which allowed me to pay attention to the boss and learn extra things for when I eventually opened up my business that I had been dreaming of since taking an entrepreneurial studies class in high school.