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Employment History

Throughout my career, I have gained extensive experience in varied industries all within the Niagara Region.  I have thorough knowledge and practical experience in the Food & Beverage, Hotel, Fitness, Golf, and the Outdoor Adventure industries.

I have been successful in building teams of individuals working coloboratively to achieve common goals. 

Working for several premier facilities in Niagara where the guest experience is the primary focus while ensuring fiscal responsibility.

I hope to have the oportunity to apply my skill sets to Niagara Falls City Council for the benefit of the residents.



General Manager

Niagara Adventure Excursions Inc.

(aka WildPlay Niagara Falls)

2015 to present

General Manager

Cats Kitchen & Bar


General Manager

Lookout Point Country Club

2011 - 2014

Director of Operations



General Manager

The Club at White Oaks Resort

1998 - 2011

Teaching Instructor

Niagara College

1994 - 1999

Restaurant Manager

Opening Team

Casino Niagara

1996 - 1998

General Manager

The Oakes Inn

1994 - 1996 

Food & Beverage Manager 

White Oaks Resort

1985 - 1994