Jill was born and raised in Nova Scotia where she attended Saint Mary’s University, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology as well as playing for five years on
the women’s hockey team. Following graduation, Jill moved to Alberta where she began her career in human services, working predominantly in the housing and homelessness sectors.
During her eight years in Calgary, Jill gained professional experience in both frontline and leadership roles while working with vulnerable folks of all ages. She also enjoyed volunteering with Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS), providing kids and youth with an opportunity to play hockey, who may otherwise not have the chance to do so.
Since moving to Sault Ste. Marie in 2020, Jill has continued to use her knowledge and experience to illicit change in the local housing and homelessness system, engaging leaders and stakeholders throughout the community to encourage a more integrated system of care to solve homelessness. Jill also discovered a passion for sewing, and in 2022 started her own business designing and making upcycled clothing, bags, and more.
Outside of work, you can likely find her at the rink, perusing her entrepreneurial endeavors, or enjoying time outdoors with friends and family, and her dog, Gary.