The Connection Program Facilitator
Allison moved from the world of world-class competitive sport to the world of environmentalism after working with Alexandra Marlene, creator of The Compassionate Call. Realizing her life’s journey was about cooperation and community, Allison owned and operated an environmental company as a means of helping others and Mother Nature. Allison credits The Compassionate Call’s programs with her rewarding career transitions and the swift and successful sale of her business in 2018.
Allison became a facilitator for The Connection program to guide others in the way that she herself was guided towards a more positive future — with compassion, humour, and wisdom. With captivating stories from her diverse background, she communicates The Connection in a way that is in keeping with who she is as a person: a nurturing teacher with quirky intelligence and a big heart.
Creator/Owner/Operator, Carbon Environmental Boutique 2008-2018
This beautiful store was successfully sold to new ownership in early 2018. Known for its fine reputation, clean, healthy products, exceptional customer service and positive community presence, Allison grew this store's audience from local darling to national presence.
Marketing Committee Chair and Director, 124th Street BIA
In this role, Allison facilitated the 2018 branding of 124th Street - including strategy work, target markets, graphic/web design coordination and more. The new 124th Street design incorporates the zeitgeist of the 400+ businesses on the street. Allison's work on this year-long project balanced artistic vision with corporate opinion, creating cooperation and camaraderie between many parties with a pleasing result.
Corporate and Creative Writer
With a great love for words, Allison became a contract columnist for The Edmonton Journal. Though she focuses on local start-ups, Allison's body of client work also encompasses governmental work and established corporate giants.
104th Street Steering Committee
Allison worked within the Downtown Business Association to bring downtown Edmonton's 104th Street Promenade to vibrant life. Allison's role was vital to the current situation of the Downtown Farmer's Market on 104th Street, shaping it into a market that gained the attention of National Geographic Magazine blog as one of the 10 Best Farmers' Markets on the planet.
Manager, Sorrentino's Restaurant Group
Here, Allison's managerial role as Customer Service Manager expanded as she streamlined administrative processes as well as addressed and resolved staff issues.
Recipient of the City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence Award
Recipient of the City of Edmonton Small Business Environmental Award
It has been such a pleasure to work with you: each and every request we have made of you has been met with thorough professionalism.
You are always enthusiastically available, unflappable, so happy in every and any situation.
You are one-of-a-kind.
Lorraine Mansbridge • Anchor/Producer Global Morning News
Your caring personality shines through you.
Rob Stewart, Filmmaker and Author, Sharkwater and Save The Humans