Born in Guelph, ON to Italian immigrant parents, my career as a Rehabilitative Practioner working with the mentally & physically disabled brought me to Red Deer in the early 1980's. I met my husband & when we married in 1984, I chose to make Red Deer & his family farm located on the outskirts of Red Deer (which has been in the family since 1942) my permanent home. We have been blessed with 7 children & 3 grandchildren (so far). I am extremely proud that all my children (and their spouses) are active & contributing members of society - 4 in the trades, 1 an RCMP officer, 1 in education, 1 a Veterinary Tech., 1 in Business Administration & Sales, 1 attending post secondary in the Fine Arts & 1 raising a young family.
My strong faith & belief in servant leadership has led me to volunteer extensively through my church & community over the last 37 years. As a life-long learner, I strongly believe in a quality publicly funded education system which led me to seek my first political position as a Trustee for Red Deer Catholic Regional School District in 2007. Since then, I have been called to take on bigger & more prominent roles within the provincial & national educational arenas.
I believe my vast array of life experiences, along with my practical knowledge, dedication & strong work ethic will enable me to represent the people of Red Deer North in a fair, competent & trustworthy manner.