I was raised in Port McNeill and I am Principal of North Island Secondary School. Running for council I wish to help guide our community to adopt a mindset of collaboration and shared responsibility. Together we can create a sense of ownership, pride, and vision that will have direct impact on community success.
Foremost I believe that there should be transparency and communication within municipal decision making. We must look after the needs of all demographics within our community while strategically planning toward future economic development. If we are to pursue a new vision for Port McNeill we must do so at a sustainable pace without squandering resources, or incurring excessive debt.
I hold a Bachelor of Education from UVIC with a specialization in Community, Cultural, and Environmental Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from UBC. I also have a certificate in Leadership among other related credentials.
Our new economy is driven by technology, innovation, and service. I aim to encourage Port McNeill to build a sense of identity that is more than a “small forestry community”. We must recognize the value of local industry and challenge people to explore opportunities beyond the scope of what they are familiar with. Moving forward we should focus on the positive we have to offer and the wealth of skillsets that are embedded within Port McNeill. Running for council I wish to help guide the way for improved opportunities for the residents of today and tomorrow.