Margaret is a community builder, business developer, passionate volunteer and mom.
Margaret served as Kitchener Trustee on the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) where she supported Kitchener students, parents and staff, worked with fellow trustees and staff to manage a budget of over $638 million, and served the WRDSB's 63,000 students and 5,000 staff.
As a Business Developer at the University of Waterloo, Margaret helps businesses find the talent they need to succeed by creating meaningful jobs for co–op students and develops new business partnerships in co-operative education.
Margaret sits on the City of Kitchener Economic Development Advisory Council and has served on the City’s Property Standards Committee. She serves on the Service Review Panel for Co-operators of Canada and the Victoria Hills Neighbourhood Association. In addition, Margaret is an Elder at Knox Presbyterian Church. She has served as Chair and Board Member of Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care Centre, Co–Chaired the St Jacob’s Family Birthing Home Board, as well as having served and chaired on three school Parent Councils.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Post–Graduate Degree in Adult Education from Brock University.
Margaret raised her daughters Allie and Sydney in Ward 8. She lives in Ward 8's Westmount neighbourhood with her golden retriever, Angus.