* Occupation: Manager, Education Portfolio
* Employer: Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development (CEED)
* Birthplace/Home Town: Halifax
* Where else have you lived? New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador
* Describe yourself in three words: Passionate. Loyal. Driven.
* Why FUSION Halifax? What do you hope to accomplish in your role this year?
I want to highlight the vibrancy of this city. It’s such an active, dynamic
place and I want people to know just how much there is to live, work and see
right outside the doors of their homes and offices. FUSION gives us an
opportunity to promote the best parts of Halifax, and a platform to help make
change. For me, FUSION is the best way to be engaged in my City.
* Tell us something about yourself that we’d be surprised to know
knows me, knows I’m a confirmed city girl, but I absolutely LOVE pickup trucks
(especially ones that look like they’ve been driven around a construction site
for 15 years).
* What do you love about the East Coast? What’s the best thing about living
The best thing about the East Coast is being so close to a massive, expansive Ocean but being part of a culture and city that has such a close sense of community.
The best thing about living is Halifax is the diversity of the city itself – you can run in a beautiful park along the water, dine at amazing restaurants, attend great live theatre, hear amazing local music, go to a market and support locally produced agriculture – the list of things you can do and see in Halifax really is endless! * If the sky was the limit, what would you change about Halifax?
I think I would focus on making sure transportation was as efficient as possible. A well-oiled public transit system is part of this, but it’s also about making high traffic areas accessible to pedestrians as well. For me, it’s about making our city truly healthy and productive. * What is your favorite restaurant/pub/place to meet?
You have no idea how hard it is to answer this question!
I love the Armview because it’s the ideal local neighborhood restaurant – great atmosphere, people and food to match. For a downtown option, I’ll go with Obladee Wine Bar – it’s a really well operated, family business who identified a need, found a niche and know their clients really well. * What would you tell a new young person moving to Halifax?
Find your passion in the City, and live it. Then join FUSION Halifax and find people who share your passions * If someone were to ask you, “Who should I know in Halifax?” Who would you recommend they meet?
Meet as many people as possible; get out there and make connections. You’ll quickly realize that everyone in Halifax “knows” everyone else one way or another. It’s a great perk to networking here! (but if I had to pick one person, I would say Fred Connors).