02 Mar Stories of Starting Ep. 22: Meet the Parents!
This week I welcome my parents onto the Stories of Starting Podcast. My mom Anne is a retired music teacher who taught cello and piano for many years. She trained as a nurse at Kingston General Hospital and went back to school in her 50’s to get her Music degree from Carleton University.
My dad is a retired engineer. He worked clearing trails on the ski slopes near Ottawa in his youth and skied into his 80’s. He took up violin in his 40’s to accompany my mom. They played in amateur orchestras for many years as well as in string quartets with friend.
I am so grateful to my parents for their ongoing support of my Art and encouraging me since my days making $3 a day selling jewelry on the streets of Montreal.
My mom’s love of arts and crafts was instilled in my from a young age and my dad’s sense of adventure is reflected in my urban adventures! Both are giving and accepting of others and have influenced my passion for connecting and collaborating with others. I truly believe when one of us succeeds we all succeed. This collaborative mentality was surely planted in my brain from an early age.
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Photo of my dad from the archives!