Around the turn of the century, I moved into administrative work and began studies in writing and graphic design, which lead to my work in magazines, which then lead to working in book publishing for ten years. I left to earn a post-degree diploma in marketing from Camosun College, which I completed in December 2018, making the Dean’s Honour Roll in each of my three semesters.
I’ve learned a lot in the first 25 years of my career, but I’m a strong believer in life-long learning, so I have no intention of stopping. I want to take the diverse skills and knowledge I’ve acquired, build upon them, and share them with others who are growing their own business, tackling a project, or chasing a dream.
What is a crux?
- a vital or decisive stage or point, often in the phrase “the crux of the matter”
- a baffling problem or difficulty
- in climbing, the most difficult and often decisive part of a climb or pitch
I chose Crux because despite growing up and living in a flat landscape, I’m a passionate climber. I love the physical and mental challenges that come from puzzling out a climbing route, and I have found many wonderful, kindred spirits in the climbing community. It has also taught me many valuable lessons in trust, communication, mentorship, and conquering my fears.