Elizabeth has always had a passion for helping others and an aptitude for leadership. Current examples include her efforts on the Board of her daughter’s daycare, manning the local Autism Centre Parent & Tot Drop-In Program, volunteering on the programming committee for the local Autism Centre, and her new role bringing the Nova Scotia Special Olympics Active Start and FUNdamentals programs to the Annapolis Valley.
Key elements of her experience and impressive knowledge started to drop into place following her graduation from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Her main area of study was developmental psychology with a focus on children and disabilities. She did not realize that this early grounding would be so fortuitous.
Since graduating, Elizabeth has embraced various aspects of business management, from her work as a Banking Officer, to her rise from receptionist to eventually taking on the responsibilities of Operations Manager of a small corporation, to starting a small accounting business so that she could stay home to provide therapy for her daughter. These experiences have provided Elizabeth with a comprehensive foundation for managing this new endeavour.
An avid learner and researcher, Elizabeth is excited to return to her psychology roots and is currently looking to pursue a Master’s of Professional Education with a focus on Autism as well as the requirements to obtain BCBA certification.
Twelve years ago, her husband’s profession caused them to move to the Annapolis Valley where she has since developed her various business experiences, acquired numerous child development skills and pursued her love for singing and performing.