While studying a Master’s in Communications, Allison got her break as a newswire reporter – the first step in her decade-long career in the field of communications. Since then she’s experienced nearly every angle of the communications spectrum, working as a public relations and marketing-communications practitioner at agencies in Vancouver and Miami, leading a national magazine as editor-in-chief, and working as a communications manager at the headquarters of a financial institution in Vancouver. In the past few years, Allison has also started to work with local non-profit organizations. Allison lives in East Vancouver with her husband, their toddler, and the family dog. She likes to go running, read, drink lots of coffee, and make regular visits to New Brighton Park as she’s learned that toddlers and dogs do well in large, open spaces where they can’t destroy anything.