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I'm a communications specialist who's worked in marketing and communications for over 15 years. I have worked with North American Fortune 500 brands and I've worked with the Toronto start-up community. I'm a socially conscious, curious critic, wife and mother of 2, who is looking for a new challenge.


May 2015June 2016

Communications Director 

Girls E-Mentorship Innovation (GEM)

Contracted to take the organization's communications game to the next level, we launched and grew various social media properties, a monthly email newsletter, revamped the website, a video series, standardized the brand, and launched their premier event "Influencers of Tomorrow" all-girls summit.  We accomplished this in a part-time role with a volunteer and intern team of four. 

Apr 2008Present

Start-up Marketing and Communications Consultant

JRisFrank Consulting

I work with socially innovative start-ups that are looking to launch, grow or change. I help them with branding, product launch and communications strategy and execution. Past clients include:,,,,,,

Nov 2006Apr 2008

VP, Managing Director

Critical Mass

I had a team of 25 very talented people across many disciplines that created extraordinary digital marketing work. I managed sales of over $5M and together we won over $2 million in business and launched the award winning redesign. Past  clients include:  Luxxotica Michelin Tires, BF Goodrich Tires, Georgia Pacific Brands, Dixie Brand, Medco, Warner Bros., President's Choice Financial, and NASA

Sep 1999Nov 2006

Client Engagement Director

The Daggerwing Group

I worked in a small start-up applied marketing consultancy to help large organizations solve their marketing and communications challenges. They are now a global marketing company. Past clients include:  Mercedes Benz, HP, Cineplex Theatres,  GE, Johnson & Johnson, Philips, Thompson Reuters, OLG



Honours Business Administration with Co-Op Option

Wilfrid Laurier University

International Marketing Exchange Program, Institut de Formation Internationale