We’re a mother-daughter team on a mission to make hands-on language learning kits that are engaging, effective & easy to use!
I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist with 30 years of clinical experience working directly with children of all ages and abilities. One of the best things about my career is that children learn best through play and so “working” begins to look a lot like “playing”. So not only do I get to play all day, I also get to make up the games which is where my creative spirit shines the brightest! My all-time favourite game creation and therapy tool is a polished version of the speech and language learning kits we are now making available to parents, educators and other SLPs. I’m so grateful to finally have the time, and the partner, to help me bring these kits to life and share them with the world!
When I'm not working, I love to spend time with my 2 spirited grand- daughters, hiking or biking on nature trails and traveling to new and exotic places.
When my mom, Connie, came to me with her idea for the kits it only took me one night of restless sleep to see the infinite potential of her brilliance. I knew it was something that would be extremely helpful for children and in turn, their parents, and that really resonated with me as a mother of two young girls.
I gained a great deal of experience and knowledge working for my Dad's company and had the confidence that I could apply those skills at Communakit. Of course if you've ever created a product and launched a start-up you know it's never that easy! I have spent countless hours watching YouTube videos, listening to podcasts, reading articles, attending online courses etc to get us where we are today. I've become self-taught in graphic design, web design, social media marketing, SEO, PR and shipping.
When I'm not working on Communakit you can find me playing with my wild and beautiful girls, on a family walk, catching up with friends or binging some Netflix.