I was born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario, moving to Waterloo 20 years ago. Those 20 years have all been spent as a resident in Ward 2.
I received my Diploma at Wilfrid Laurier University in accounting in October of 1990, and earned my designation as a Chartered Accountant in December of 1991. I practiced as a Chartered Accountant for over 25 years, working for the firm of Moore, McDermott and Partners. Although retired, I continue to work at Moore, McDermott as a personal tax specialist, during tax season.
I have a wonderful, talented son, C.J. Moore, who lives with my husband Charlie and I in Waterloo, while he is attending the University of Waterloo.He will begin this fall in the Bio-Med Engineering Program. I have a great extended family consisting of Charlie’s two children, Trevor (and spouse Debbie) and Kelly (spouse Chris), and four amazing grandchildren – Maddie, Sydney, Josh and Tyson. All of the family are still here in the Waterloo Region. Charlie is co-owner of Fairway Lumber, the Home Hardware in St. Jacob’s, where his son Trevor is also employed.
C.J. has grown up in Ward 2, and it was through him and his activities that I began my volunteer career. Charlie, C.J. and I all ran the milk program at Laurelwood Public School for 5 years. It was probably one of the toughest volunteer positions I have ever held, and I thank Charlie and C.J. for all their help every day, in helping me to ensure that everyone at Laurelwood Public School had access to milk for lunch.
C.J. was always active, involved in sports, music and many school activities. In order to support him and the wonderful volunteers who made these activities possible, Charlie and I also made sure we volunteered to help in any way we could. For over 7 years, we coached and managed his baseball team for Waterloo Minor Baseball, and ran more fundraisers for his activities than we can count.
As the result of my son’s involvement in diving, I became a member of the board of directors and I am currently the President of the KW Diving Club. ( C.J. is a nationally-ranked diver in Canada.) During the past 10 years I have also served as President on the Board of Dive Ontario. I am a Level II ranked diving judge, spending many hours volunteering at meets as an official. In 2012, I was awarded the Syl Apps Volunteer Service Award for my work in the diving community. In 2013, I took on the prestigious role of Chair of the Sport Organization Committee for Diving for the PanAm2015 games in Toronto.
I have considerable experience working on numerous City of Waterloo advisory committees, including the Recreation Advisory Committee (chair), Cash Grants Review Committee(chair) and the city’s Citizen’s Budget Task Force. For the past two years I have been the volunteer coordinator for the City of Waterloo’s Winterloo Festival.