First things first, where are you from?
Born and raised in Timmins Ontario. No, I’ve never met Shania Twain (although she would go into my grandma’s clothing store as a kid). Winters were always a lot of fun, I learned how to ski before I could even walk. My dad and I, we would snowmobile through this one area in the woods with wolves literally running with us. There were always new outdoor adventures that we would take on no matter the weather. You would NEVER find me sitting in front the television as a kid.
What made you want to start your own business?
I felt there wasn’t a company at the time that shared my passion and vision of what I wanted to do and bring into the community. I started out helping friends and family with events and weddings. After my first wedding show I really saw what I could do and the clients I could work with instead of just consulting.
Why wedding and event planning?
After having fun with friends and family it was a no-brainer. I get a chance to constantly be creative. It’s an industry that’s always changing which means I am always learning. I think that’s important in order to grow personally, as well creatively in the industry as a whole.
What motivates you?
My clients, competitors and my girls. I love getting to meet with new clients, it’s very exciting and rewarding. It makes my heart skip a beat every time I get to include FLD’s special pieces within our client’s vision. The end result of bringing their vision to life is the best motivator.
As for my daughters, I want them to be proud of the efforts I have put in to build this company and grow into strong, creative women themselves.
What are you most proud of?
The growth I have managed to accomplish in the last 5 years. When I started Fresh Look Design, I would have never imagined this is where I would be, let alone have my own employees.
How do you like to start your day?
Always coffee, cuddles with my girls and a kiss from hubby.
What’s home life like?
Busy and chaotic but I love it. With a five and two-year old, you never know what the day will be like. We love spending time as a family since I work so much. When I’m home we try to do as much as we can together with laughter and playtime.
What’s your favourite meal?
All the carbs!!!! Also cheese and bacon, it makes everything better!!!
Why should people choose Fresh Look Design Inc. for their wedding/event?
We are a full service company that focuses solely on our client’s needs. The combination of our client’s vision along with our detailed eye, we bring it to life. Most importantly, we are easy to work with and are super awesome 😉
What’s your team like?
The best ever! Each member of the team has something different to bring to the table, which is great to be able to accommodate different styles and concepts.