How did you get into this industry?
My spouse at the time and I decided to open a hardware store, but the need wasn’t there, so we transformed it into a convenience store because there were none in our community.
Favourite thing about your job?
Relations with customers, staff and also the work environment.
Re-launching the business after we took a sabbatical year to travel on our sailboat.
Best advice received?
Expand your business based on demand and what customers need.
Showing my community that with hard work and perseverance, you can succeed as an Indigenous woman.
What are you most proud of?
We received a $250,000 investment to improve our IT equipment and expand our sales floor and storage areas.
What excites you most about the future of this channel?
This industry is always growing, as long as you respond to your clients’ changing needs.
I have an open spirit and I listen to my employees. My team knows they can count on me, no matter what tie it is. I believe in collaboration, and in leading by example.