To know me is to know that I'm an adventure seeker. Trying new things, going to new places, pushing the bar higher and higher is what I like to do. I have solo skydived, bungee jumped North America’s highest bungee height, was a contestant on Wipeout Canada where I have the distinction of being the fastest female in the country for the Qualifier Round, I've been crowned Miss Philippines, and am a big independent travel enthusiast. Being one who tries anything once is someone I`m known to be.
This quest for adventure in my personal life extends to my professional life as well. Currently, my biggest and best adventure is a daily one, as the Chair for Hamilton HIVE. Myself, along with my Executive team and our Board Members regularly communicate, collaborate, and engage with our 23 (and growing) member groups, their members, and the over 270, 000 young professionals in our city. Through events, workshops, HIVEX – the biggest YP Conference in the Golden Horseshoe area, and conversations on our various social media platforms, we try to enhance the experience all of these individuals have in Hamilton as much as we can…and this is an exciting activity! Who? What? Where? When? And most importantly, Why? Are always asked. Finding these answers, finding new answers, is never boring. I encourage my fellow YPN Chairs, member organizations of YPNO, the OCC, and other supporters of the young professional movement in Canada to be adventurous, separately and together. Let’s push the bar higher and higher, and let us see what amazing things we can do as a collective. Independently, Hamilton HIVE’s presence as a YP group in the province is small one, but put all the YPNs together, under the YPNO umbrella, our presence in the province will be a strong one and our voice, a loud one. Together as a group, as YPNO, we can accomplish great things and I look forward to seeing what adventures lie ahead for all of us.
Chair, Hamilton HIVE