Brenda believes passionately in engaging businesses in ways that grow their revenues alongside bettering the lives of community members. Brenda has long empowered groups with her charisma and enthusiasm. Her passion for Muskoka and her proven professionalism in working with all levels of government, the business community, community stakeholders, organizations, and general public, will ensure that Parry Sound-Muskoka is not left behind and will instead flourish under her “trail blazing” personality. The Ontario Liberals fundamentally believe in their plan to create fairness and opportunity for all people in Ontario. During this period of rapid economic change, Parry Sound-Muskoka needs a collaborator with a strong voice, and these are exactly the attributes Brenda will take with her to Queen’s Park.
Since January, 2015, Brenda has worked as the Executive Director of the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce where she has had the privilege of working with business owners, staff, community stakeholders and other community organizations throughout Muskoka to promote and advocate for a more prosperous Muskoka.
Brenda has also had the opportunity to sit as an Advisor on the Bridges Out of Poverty committee through the YWCA, and the Muskoka Tourism Marketing Agency Board, is a business Mentor through Muskoka Futures and is a Board Member for the Rotary Club of Bracebridge. Brenda was the recipient of the Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award at the Woman of Distinction Awards in 2016.
She is a proud resident of Huntsville where she lives with her partner Peter. As an outdoor enthusiast Brenda enjoys all activities that challenge her. Whether as a spectator or player she gives it her full attention and her passion is obvious. To keep Brenda balanced, and slow her down, Brenda took up meditation years ago and has found cooking a way to express herself.
Above all else, Brenda believes that our MPP should bring a strong voice to Queen’s Park, be invested in making our community as great a place as it can be, and be involved with all the people of Parry Sound-Muskoka. And that is exactly what Brenda will do as your next Member of Provincial Parliament.