I am a two time graduate from the University of Guelph. I first graduated from the Hotel and Food Administration Program and most recently with my MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management. I have been considered a "restaurant brat" in that I was born and raised in two family run restaurants. My family still owns and operates a pub in Guelph called the Shakespeare Arms. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked in various roles for Gordon Food Service on the sales end and also in their purchasing department. Outside of the hospitality industry, I am the founder of Sophie's Run. Sophie's Run is in memory of my mom and raises funds for Colorectal Cancer, I am passionate about teaching and am excited to be a part of the School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism.