My Story

Personal Side Of Nadia

  • Married to Harley
  • Mother of Olivia & Ian
  • StepMother to Owen, Carter & Graham
  • Older siblings are Joe and Claudine; younger sibling is Norm
  • Furbabies: Richard the Russian Blue, Winnie the Frenchie and D'Artagnan the Sheepadoodle
  • Born in Toronto as a first generation Canadian
  • My mother is from Germany, my father from Bethlehem
  • Currently live in Barrie, ON
  • Retiring to Madawaska, ON
  • I play piano and am learning to play the bass guitar
  • I love to bake
  • My favourite season is the Spring, where everything is new again
  • My husband and I are semi-retired at 49 years old

Professional Side Of Nadia

  • Education:
    • BAA of Business Administration, Ryerson University, Toronto
    • Food Services Diploma, George Brown College, Toronto
    • Montessori CASA & Elementary, Montessori Training Centre, BC
    • Celebrating Life Ministries, Wedding Officiant Training, Ontario
  • Career:
    • Nelson Publishing, Sales & Marketing, 10 years
    • Everest College, Director of Education, 6 years
    • Cheeky Treats~The Cupcake Boutique, Owner & Baker, 11 years
    • Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers' Market, Market Manager, 5 years
    • Barrie Montessori School, CASA I & II, Elementary, Music and French Teacher, 4 years
    • Spectrum Education Supplies, Sales 4 years
    • Cheeky Mama Bakery & Café, Co-Owner & Lead Baker, 3 years
    • Cheeky Mama Baking Co., Baker
    • Wedding Officiant, current
  • Community:
    • Board of Directors, Member, Discovery Child Care Centre
    • Board of Directors, Secretary then Chairman, Barrie Farmers' Market
    • Chairperson, BNI Canada, Business Matters Chapter
    • Futurepreneur Canada, Small Business Mentor

Passionate Side Of Nadia

  • I am passionate about my husband and our children, including fur babies!
  • I am passionate about guiding and coaching others in business and life (when asked, of course!)
  • I am passionate about entrepreneurship and building businesses with my husband and daughter
  • I am passionate about knowing when to take a break and enjoy life for all it offers