What do you do?
I am a business owner in downtown Cloverdale, a community centre in the City of Surrey. I established Malary’s Fashion Network over 20 years ago – championing Canadian designers and outstanding client service. In 2004, I was awarded Business Person of the Year by the Surrey Board of Trade and I have won the Women’s Entrepreneurship Award twice, in 2010 and 2018. I look forward to serving as a Director on the Board at MFI.
What’s your career background?
My career background is a Business and Commerce degree with a Marketing Major from the University of Alberta.
What community initiative are you most passionate about and why?
I am very passionate about Mercy Canada, an organization with a home in South Surrey that takes in young women struggling with eating disorders, addictions, self harm, and mental health issues and helps them realize their tremendous worth and value which brings them to freedom and healing! This charity is supported monthly by the profits from the Inn for Women Chic Second Hand Boutique in Cloverdale.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
When I am not working, I love to knit, read, and have my grandchildren over for visits.