- Finished second in the 2017 civic election, only a few thousand votes away from being your councillor for the last four years.
- Bachelor in Kinesiology (minor sociology), University of the Fraser Valley
- Diploma of Public Relations, University of Victoria
- 1 husband, 2 great kids and 1 rescue dog—all living in Ward 2
- Jennifer’s family and Doug (the dog) enjoy their home in Citadel, Calgary parks and recreation areas, hiking in the Rockies and cross-country skiing
15+ years working and managing public recreation facilities (aquatics and recreation)
5+ years working in Public Relations (political campaigns, NGO, Multi- Nationals)
10+ years working in public health and safety (first responders)
Offshore sailing Captain (10,000+ miles of offshore sailing experience)
College athlete, Soccer (RDC)
I like to tell people I am a Calgarian by choice. What does that mean? It means my family and I moved here for the opportunities—and we stayed because of those opportunities and the people we now call neighbours and friends.
I am always looking for ways to get to know people and to see how I can help. My professional experience includes time with non-profits, public health and safety organizations, and working for public organizations. In each role, I’ve made it my business to identify and enact improvements and efficiencies. As I see it, good ideas are essential to providing better services at lower costs.
I also have solid experience in conflict resolution and mediation. I know how to manage schools and recreational facilities to give families enhanced access to essential services. I am passionate about public health and safety, too. Our city is in the throes of a continental crisis related to opioids. This is more than a downtown issue and Ward 2 deserves input. Indeed, we deserve a voice in the City Council chamber—and we haven’t had that for years.
My husband, Dave, and I moved to Calgary seven years ago, but my local roots run deep. My grandmother sang in the grandstand show at the Calgary Stampede and my uncle was a rodeo cowboy.
I share all of this because I am eager to represent Ward 2 at City Council. This is a place where people work together to create opportunities. Please reach out. I want to know what you love about this city. I want to hear what you think would make Calgary an even better place to live.
Let’s talk. Let’s connect.