What are the biggest highlights of your career?
I'll share two highlights. About nine years ago, Alex Myers, owner of QC Career School, believed enough in my decorating skills to hire me on as an interior decorating tutor. Now, I also tutor students in redesign, staging, and professional organizing.
The second happened two years later. I'll never forget the day Alex asked me to facilitate color and professional organizing workshops in Toronto. Boy, did I jump at the chance.
What inspired you to pursue a career in design?
My creative muse insisted I pursue a career in design because, after purchasing my second home, I knew I wanted to acquire the skills necessary to decorate that house (among others), and nothing but perfection would do.
For the past nine years, Dan, my husband and partner, and I have worked tirelessly to provide top-notch painting and decorating services.
We also had a dream fulfilled. Our century farmhouse was showcased on page 19 in the Winter 2013 Home & Holiday issue of GoodLife Magazine. If you're looking for inspiration, pop on over and take a peek at our cozy country home.
What is your favorite part of being a tutor at QC Career School?
First, I'm privileged to work for QC Design School. Second, I'm honored that I get to provide detailed feedback for each of my students.
My favorite part is viewing the outstanding work they submit. This tells me that they're committed, and that they're striving to be the best decorating, redesign, staging and/or organizing professionals in today's marketplace.
What is your best advice for new students pursuing a career in the design industry?
The best advice I can offer new students is to “show off” their best work by submitting exceptional assignments. Doing so will allow them to succeed and achieve big dreams!