As a child at the cottage, I loved lying on the sun-soaked dock, staring at my rippled reflection in the water, wondering who I would become.
As the years have rolled away the wrap on my life, things I never dreamed possible have been exposed - graduation in the Class of '67 from Acadia University; careers in Social Work, Phys.Ed. Teaching, Writing, Speaking, Graphic Design and Publishing; seven years as a regular TV host on NiteLite and Raiders of the Lost; a stint in Provincial Politics; graphic designer and interim editor of the Crossroads Compass for 100 Huntley Street; 38 years of marriage with two sons and four grandchildren - and now a new season in life.
While I never thought divorce would be part of my life, I am grateful for the things God is teaching me and the opportunities he is opening along the journey for getting to know Him more. I'm still the child on the dock, but the ripples have gone and I see more clearly now.
SKILLS / EXPERIENCE
High School Phys. Ed. & Guidance Teacher
Television Host/Interviewer/Fitness Instructor
Writer - books, scripts, articles
Editor - of about 20 books
Speaker - Have spoken in over 200 Ontario venues and ran for a Provincial Seat in Parliament (1988)
Publisher – Owner of byDesign Media
Graphic Designer – of the Crossroads Compass magazine for two years
Managing Editor (2010 Interim) - of the Crossroads Compass magazine
1967-68 Social Worker – Huronia Regional Centre, Orillia
1968-69 High School teacher – Park Street H.S. Orillia
1970-80 Fitness instructor/producer - TV Host/Producer of Total Fitness: Body, Soul & Spirit
1980- Author, Occasional Co-host of 100 Huntley St.
1981-92 Regular host – Nite Lite television program, CCCI., Raiders of the Lost
1992-97 Researcher/Designer/Writer/Producer – Custom Family History for one of Canada's most recognized families
!986-06 Co-owner of Praise Productions – Writer, Graphic Designer
2007-10 Owner of byDesign Media – Writer, Graphic Designer, Publisher
2008-10 Graphic designer of the Crossroads Compass magazine
2009-10 Winning Kids Inc.® – Director of Communications
Board Member of Heart to Heart Marriage and Family Institute