Alyssa was the Director of Program at Camp McGovern 2 wonderful summers, and the Executive Director for 3 more fabulous ones. She believes camp staff are amongst the best people in the world. Her love for children and youth, especially those facing hardship, is fuelled by a belief the belief that we are all in this together.
Many moons ago Alyssa flew across the country on a red-eye flight full of people who forgot to put on deodorant and their eight screaming babies just to surprise her “little sister” - a young girl who asked Alyssa to be her "honourary big sister” when she was in kindergarten.
Having a wonderfully eclectic background, full of adventure and unique opportunities, has gifted Alyssa with diverse skills and appreciation for other humans. She has an uncanny ability to relate to people, look at challenges with a fresh perspective, query the status quo, and cause change in dynamic ways. Having made her first $200 at just 11 years old, creating the 20th anniversary gifts for Blue Rodeo, helping a business hit a 5 year target in just 8 months, and raising more than 65K for McGovern in 3 years, are a few highlights from her demo reel.
Alyssa has an unwavering commitment to create belonging in the world by connecting people in extraordinary ways. And, creating the best teams - starting with the recruitment process - is at the top of her priority list. What better way to impact someone’s life than by giving them a place to belong?
Keynotes, Panels, Podcasts & Workshops:
Service Business Mastery
Halton Police Service
City of Burlington
Ontario Camp Association
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Community Foundation Grey Bruce
RYLA - Rotary Youth Conference
Guelph Wellington Executive Director's Peer Symposium