I started work in the Construction Industry in 1989 while attending university, and in 1993, completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Memorial. I am Gold Seal Certified (Estimator), have attained the professional designation of CEC (Construction Estimator Certified), and am in the process of pursuing the PQS (Professional Quantity Surveyor) designation. A former partner with The ND Dobbin Group of Companies, I have worked in the capacity of Estimator, Senior Estimator, Project Manager and Construction Manager. In 2016, I was honored to join the Vigilant Atlantic team, coordinating design, procurement, contract administration and project management of industrial and commercial building construction projects.
I have given freely of my time to various community and volunteer organizations, including The Red Seal Appeal, Lions Club, Canadian Cancer Society, MS Super Cities Walk, and several other local charity efforts, and I am extremely proud to have served on the NLCA (Newfoundland & Labrador Construction Association) Charity Auction Committee for the past ten years.
Within the local business community, I have held the position of Safety Chair on the NLCA Board of Directors, representing the NLCA at the NLCSA (Newfoundland Labrador Construction Safety Association) Board, as well as the CLRA (Construction Labour Relations Association) Board of Directors. In 2013, I was appointed to the Board of Directors for the St. John’s International Airport Authority-a position she currently holds. In 2018 through to 2020, I was privileged to return to the NLCA Board as Education and Training Chair.
A fierce advocate of continued education, I eagerly shared my time and experience to work with educators such as CCA and KeyIn Technical College to assist in the development of technical management education programs. While I had worked with the NLCA for many years to deliver the Construction Estimating course, and has developed and presented their Blue Print Reading course, a fitting opportunity to re-join the NLCA as Chair of the Education and Training Committee for 2018 presented, and since that time, a number of initiatives were set in motion.
The past three years have been very exciting for the NLCA Education and Training program through the Centre of Excellence and with the benefit to our members of training funds through the Canada Job Grant. We continue to nurture partnerships and pursue innovative training opportunities by engaging the membership, the Community, and our schools.
Once again this year, I respectfully ask for your support to continue my position as Chair of the Education and Training Committee, to continue the work of developing a high standard of programs for our members.