In 1995 I was first employed as a labourer in the forming and placement of concrete in Fernie BC. I learned to endure hours of bending, kneeling, crouching and reaching while placing concrete. In 1999 I co-founded Shannon Stonemasonry and built chimneys and facades using Old World masonry technics. I enjoyed finding the “right” stones to create something that would last hundreds of years.
In 2005 Brilliant Expansion Project I worked as a mason for the Columbia Power Corporation. Working as a team, we wet and dry finished tens of thousands of square feet of concrete. I was a member of the High Angle Rescue Team, and it was on this work site that I learned the intricacies of working on very large industrial sites.
From 2010-2015 I worked as the manager/project coordinator at a concrete polishing company. I applied all of my previously learned skills in masonry to find solutions to a variety of difficult concrete problems such as recovering previously rained out slabs. I have polished floors in multimillion dollar homes, smaller basement renovations, and institutional/commercial floors.
In April of 2015 I started Vancouver Island Polished Concrete Ltd. We enjoy commercial and residential opportunities on Vancouver Island, the lower mainland, and along the sunshine coast. I look forward to every call and will reply promptly.
Early on, I built practical experience as a receptionist, then developed my skills through auxiliary employment opportunities in Victoria including an extended position(s) in the BC Public Service. I have expanded my office administration skills at Camosun College where I discovered an interest in bookkeeping. I enjoy the financials and use these skills daily in my role with Vancouver Island Polished Concrete. I am responsible for the accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and courier duties.