As the Marketing Director for 1COMMUNITY1, I work with organizations to develop marketing and communication initiatives that offer exposure and increase engagement, as well as strengthen brand and stakeholder relations. Learn more by connecting with me.
Developed and executed a marketing and communications strategy for the Durham Welcome Centres including a brand update, a refreshed monthly e-news and printed publication, program recommendations and partner building. I can help your business. Connect with me.
My partner and I have been out in the community representing the corporation that we founded in 2009 – 1COMMUNITY1. We've been listening to the concerns, needs and wants of the community and will be using the feedback to evolve 1C1. Read the November edition of Elsii E-News.
Spirit of December
For me, the spirit of December is about cycles and presence. I hope you have the opportunity to experience the season in a way that feels comfortable for you. Read the December edition elsii e-news.
January was a storm of activity with much needed days of rest and play in between. Fresh into February and looking forward to what this month has in store! Click to read Elsii E-News.
What Makes You You?
What a different world it would be if we were able to use our strengths, abilities and interests to service ourselves and our communities? I love hearing people talk about what makes them tick - there are so many around us with talents unknown. View the video.
The Miracle of March
March brings promise. A promise of warm, light and lovely days. A promise of growth, renewal and hope. The Miracle of March is here! Read Elsii E-News.
Community and Economy
Through 1COMMUNITY1, we are working on a special assignment with the Town of Ajax, Economic Development Department. We have been speaking with business owners and CEOs to learn about the key factors that help their businesses succeed. The theme that continuously surfaces is the importance of community in building and growing business. More soon!
At Home in Durham
We have been out and about quite a lot – learning from local businesses, attending community functions and enjoying attractions in the region. I hope you take time to get to know the incredible people, places and spaces right here in the Durham Region. Click to read Elsii E-News.
The I in Mission
This picture of me is at the new Spark Centre location in Oshawa. Although accidental, I love the placement of my body in relation to the word "mission" behind me. I think everyone has something special and unique to communicate to the world. What is your mission and how do you deliver your message? Read the May edition of Elsii E-News.
We are moving ahead on a collaborative project with Durham College’s AI Hub under the direction and guidance of Vibha Tyagi. Big thanks to Mayor Adrian Foster and the Municipality of Clarington for endorsing and supporting our joint efforts! More info soon.
Recently, I had the good fortune to visit Portugal with my family. Going to Portugal is like stepping through a portal. Every time I return, I am able delve deeper into my history and learn about myself. Knowing more about my background makes me stronger more determined to live a life of purpose. Read the July issue of Elsii E-News.
There are 19 more days of summer and I am committed to participating in experiences that celebrate the season. For me the best part of summer is walking with bare feet, feeling the warmth and comfort of the sun, connecting with bodies of water, observing plant life and consuming nutrient rich wild food. Click to read the latest edition of my newsletter.
My partner and I attended and documented the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre's (DRUHC) 36th Annual General Meeting in September. Guest Speaker, Angela Hoyt, spoke of significant changes to employment service delivery in Ontario over the next couple of years. Addressing the needs of employers and job seekers through innovation and collaboration will be key! Click to view a short video of the event.
Absolute Authenticity? Well, it's a goal and I work at it. My friend, Shayne Traviss, has helped me along the way. It is a rare individual who will tell you exactly what he thinks. I came to realize that Shayne's messages were gifts and have been immeasurably helped by them as have many others. Shayne's book Your Vivid Life: An Invitation to Live a Radically Authentic Life hits is available on October 8th!
Fear and Possibility
Big changes are afoot - this can be fearful but full of possibility. It's time to use unique skills, interests and abilities to address real-world challenges with creative solutions. It's time to work together to realize shared objectives. It's time for change! Read the October edition of Elsii E-News.